James Patterson Read-a-Likes

List of authors similar to James Patterson provided by the staff of the LaPorte Branch Library.

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Harlan Coben. Tell No One and others
She was his great love, the woman he'd adored since they were children. But a few months into their marriage, Elizabeth Beck was abducted, then found dead, the brutalized victim of a serial killer. Now, eight years later, Beck receives a mysterious e-mail suggesting that Elizabeth may still be alive.
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Michael Connelly. Black Echo and others
A body discovered in a drainpipe on Mulholland Drive turns out to be a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who had fought by the side of the maverick LAPD homicide detective. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of 'Nam while on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.
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Thomas H. Cook. The Interrogation and others
In a race against time, two city cops try to solve the murder of eight-year-old Cathy Lake, whose body is found September 1, 1952, in a drainage pipe in City Park. Detectives Norman Cohen and Jack Pierce are given 24 hours to crack the case or the prime suspect will walk.
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Patricia Cornwell. Post-mortem and others

Four women with nothing in common, united only in death. Four brutalized victims of a brilliant monster - a "Mr. Nobody," moving undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage but few clues. With skilled hands, an unerring eye, and the latest advances in forensic research, medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, is determined to unmask a maniac. But someone is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And worse yet, someone wants her dead...

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Jeffery Deaver. The Devil's Teardrop and others
An emotionless assassin is programmed to wreak havoc on Washington, D.C., at four-hour intervals until midnight on New Year's Eve 1999. Only a ransom of $20 million delivered to his accomplice will end the death and terror. But when that accomplice is killed in a freak accident, retired FBI agent Parker Kincaid is called upon to track down the madman from a single scrap of evidence--the ransom note.
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Joy Fielding. Lost and others
Julia Carver a twenty-four -old model and aspiring actress is moving in with her mother Cindy, after living with her father for the past 10 years. As a child Julia was willful and self absorbed, as an adult she is even worse. When Julia disappears Cindy assumes that she is staying with friends. But after days and nights pass without any word Cindy suspects that something terrible has happened to her daughter and begins a frantic search.
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Joseph Garber. Vertical Run
Dave Elliot is about to have a very bad day at the office. It begins when his company's president stolls into Dave's office and points a gun at him. Then the powerful New York executive discovers that his colleagues, his friends, and even his family want him dead.
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Thomas Harris. Black Sunday and others
The lives of 80,000 people gathered for Superbowl Sunday in New Orleans are threatened by a diabolical group of international terrorists.
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Patricia Highsmith. Strangers on a Train and others
Two men, a tennis star and a psychopath, meet by chance on a train and "swap" murders. "Strangers on a Train", Highsmith's first novel, was the source for Alfred Hitchcock's classic masterpiece.
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Greg Iiles. Mortal Fear and others
After the murders of six virtual vixens, the operator of an exclusive online sex service risks his own neck to catch the killer. - Library Journal Review
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John Katzenbach. The Analyst and others
On the brink of a month-long August vacation, Dr. Frederick Starks, a New York psychoanalyst, receives a mysterious, threatening letter. The unknown tormentor then lethally begins demonstrating the potential of his (or her) threats. In a race against time, Dr. Starks suddenly finds himself at the mercy of a psychopath's revenge.
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Douglas Kennedy. The Big Picture and others
Ben Bradford is a Wall Street lawyer living a comfortable life in Connecticut, with a wife and two small children, but he seems to be heading, rather early, for a midlife crisis. Ben discovers that his wife has taken a lover and in a confrontation with the man Ben's accumulated rage leads to a moment of murderous madness.
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Andrew Klavan. Hunting Down Amanda and others
Lonnie Blake's wife was brutally murdered three years ago. Now he finds that someone has dispatched a team of ruthless killers to hunt down his new lover and her five-year-old daughter.
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Phillip Margolin. Ties That Bind and others
Still recovering from the traumatic events that concluded the bestselling "Wild Justice, " lawyer Amanda Jaffe uncovers the trail of a fiercely secret fraternity of powerful and dangerous men behind a political conspiracy.
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T. Jefferson Parker. Silent Joe and others
When his adopted father, a powerful politician, is murdered, Joe Trona will stop at nothing to find out who did it. And two leads keep rising to the surface: a little girl who was kidnapped by her mentally disturbed brother, and two rival gangs who seem to have joined forces.
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Ridley Pearson. Middle of Nowhere and others
Faced with a string of robberies and the attempted murder of a female colleague, Detective Lou Boldt finds himself working to crack the case amidst the "blue flue" in the Seattle police department. He slowly comes to realize his life is in danger.
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Thomas Perry. The Butcher's Boy and others
Murder has been easy for the butcher's boy until now: It's what he was raised to do. But when he kills the senior senator from Colorado and arrives in Las Vegas to pick up his fee, he learns that he has become a liability to his shadowy employers.
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John Sandford. Rules of Prey and others
Louis "Maddog" Vullion is a young attorney . . . and a murderer. He kills for the sheer contest, playing an elaborate game for which he has written terrifying rules. Police Lt. Lucas Davenport, a brilliant games inventor, is going to have to outmaneuver the killer's clever plan--to beat the mad dog at his own deadly craft.
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Minette Walters. Acid Row and others
When Sophie Morrison, a young doctor intending to visit a patient on "acid row"--a decrepit housing project--what she doesn't know is that this man is a known pedophile. When a child is discovered missing, vigilantes take to the streets and Sophie faces a terrifying future.
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Stuart Woods. Dirty Work and others
Back in New York City from London, Stone Barrington is hired by an heiress to find proof of her husband's infidelity. When the undercover work Stone sets up turns dirty, leaving the errant husband dead and a mystery woman gone without a trace, Stone must clear his own name and find a killer among New York's high society.