James Patterson
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James Patterson Entertainment


Owner / Writer

A massively prolific writer of thrillers, romances, YA and nonfiction, Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for most number one New York Times bestsellers. His hugely successful “Alex Cross” novels were featured on PBS’ series “The Great American Read,” which invites viewers to pick their favorite novel. Among his other enduring series are “Women’s Murder Club,” “Maximum Ride,” “Daniel X,” “Michael Bennett” and “Witch & Wizard.” Adaptations of his work regularly head for the screen, including CBS’ “Instinct,” based on his “Murder Games” and now in season two; his recent collaboration with Bill Clinton, “The President Is Missing,” picked up by Showtime; and “Texas Ranger,” also currently in development. A lover of education, he has partnered with Scholastic Books and personally donated millions to schools.


  • The President Is Missing
  • Instinct
  • Along Came A Spider


  • Manhattan College (NY, USA)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Bill Clinton Writing Thriller Novel With James Patterson

Bill Clinton Writing Thriller Novel With James Patterson

Former President Bill Clinton is teaming with best-selling author James Patterson for his first novel, "The President Is Missing."Details on the plot are scarce -- aside from it being about a story about a sitting president -- but with Clinton's penchant for mysteries and thrillers, and that being Patterson's specialty, it's safe to assume what genre it will fall in.“Working on a book about a sitting President — drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White...


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