For Fathers Day!

James Patterson

James Patterson’s thrilling bestselling books tick all the boxes for Father’s Day on 16 June 2013 – with a selection of his latest very best reads available from as little as £7.99, keep your dad away from the TV this year and venture off into a world of crime fiction.

One of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time, James Patterson’s novels have sold in excess of 275 million copies worldwide, with over 13 million sold in the UK alone. He has penned some of the most popular series of the past decade including; Private, I, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club and Alex Cross – whose adventures have been adapted for the big screen on three occasions.


With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation agency quite like Private. Now at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Sydney opera house, Private throws open its doors...

Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.

Within days the agency’s caseload is full: from missing businessmen whose latest scheme was a step too far: to a rock star terrified he’s next in line for the infamous ‘Club 27’. 



When an all-star cast of Hollywood’s stars and executives arrive in New York for a film festival, NYPD Red is put on high alert.  On the festival’s first day, a world-famous producer is poisoned at his power breakfast and NYPD Red moves into action.

Detective Zach Jordan and his new partner Detective Kylie MacDonald - who is also his ex-girlfriend - catch the case. Before the day is over, they have two more wildly theatrical killings, two more dead stars and a city erupting into complete chaos.

The killer has every murder and every escape planned down to the last detail - and he’s scripted the most explosive finale ever.



It's Christmas Eve in Washington DC, Detective Alex Cross is at home with his family decorating the tree and enjoying a Cross family tradition, a big bowl of egg nog, when he receives a phone call that causes the festivities to be put on hold. Across town in a mansion house, Henry Fowler, a hard-nosed corporate lawyer turned small-time drug hustler, is holding his children, his ex-wife, her new husband and a neighbour at gun point.

High on crystal meth and heavily armed, Fowler is refusing to speak with the negotiator.As an expert in hostage situations, Alex has been called in to try and save a potential massacre. But with Fowler crazed and irrational, will Alex be able to save the lives of these hostages, as well as come out alive himself?

At the same time, international terrorist Hala al Dossari has been planning a devastating attack to strike at the heart of the Western world on the most important day of the year - Christmas Day.



Detective Alex Cross arrested renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping withteenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognise him - by giving himself a new face.

A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to thescene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alexcan begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington DC is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy.

Alex's investigations are going nowhere, and he's too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him - and will stop at nothing until he's dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, Alex Cross, Run is JamesPatterson's ultimate thrill ride and a must have for your collection.



All over the world brutal animal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When He witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the impending violence becomes terrifyingly clear. 

The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.  With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late.



Since Jack Morgan started PRIVATE, it has become the world’s most effective investigation firm sought out by the famous and powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. PRIVATE’s investigators are the smartest, fastest and most technologically advanced in the world and they always find out the truth – so what could go wrong?

When Jack’s former lover is found dead in his bed, he instantly becomes the number one suspect. Whilst the focus of a police investigation, Jack is still under pressure from the mob and a beautiful hotel owner needs him to solve a string of murders. With his team stretched to breaking point and one of his most trusted colleagues threatening to leave PRIVATE, is Jack facing his biggest challenge yet?


George R Vaughan


Women Talking is pleased to be able to offer 2 complete sets of the featured titles for subscribers to win.

The prize includes the following titles:

Private Down Under
Merry Christmas Alex Cross
Alex Cross Run
Private, No 1 Suspect

Please note these books will be on paperback unless otherwise specified.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question:

What is the name of the first James Patterson novel to feature Alex Cross?

Send your answers to ensuring you place the name James Patterson in the subject header and including your Women Talking username with the submission.

The competition closes on June 28th and the winners will be contacted soon after.

The editor’s decision is final and there are no cash alternatives.