James B. Patterson is an award-winning American author, perhaps best known for his books “Along Came A Spider” and “Kiss the Girls”. Patterson’s last 16 novels have not only been No. 1 best sellers, but have also grossed more than $1 billion in sales, earning him a spot as one of Forbes magazine’s top 100.
James Patterson has sold more than 12 million books in North America alone. In total, James’s books have sold an estimated 130 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the “New York Times” adult and children’s lists.
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