Book of the Month: May

“No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent—which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.” Lee Child

“Simply put: Nobody does it better.”  Jeffery Deaver

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 365 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Along Came a Spider, is the first book in the worldwide bestselling series and introduces Detective Alex Cross. Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Alex Cross is charged with finding them. The kidnapper is their maths teacher, a man named Gary Soneji. As Cross gets pulled deeper into the strange world of the kidnapper, it becomes clear he is not what he seems…

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will be taking Along Came a Spider on tour across libraries in the North this summer as part of the Big Read with Mari Hannah. Find out if it’s coming to a library near you! http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/big-read/ #BigRead2018 @HIFBigRead