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ALEX CROSS NOVELS

Along Came a Spider • Kiss the Girls • Jack and Jill • Cat and Mouse • Pop Goes the Weasel • Roses are Red • Violets are Blue • Four Blind Mice • The Big Bad Wolf • London Bridges • Mary, Mary • Cross • Double Cross • Cross Country • Alex Cross’s Trial (
with Richard DiLallo
) • I, Alex Cross • Cross Fire • Kill Alex Cross • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
• Alex Cross, Run • Cross My Heart • Hope to Die • Cross Justice • Cross the Line • The People vs. Alex Cross • Target: Alex Cross • Criss Cross

THE WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB SERIES

1
st
to Die • 2
nd
Chance (
with Andrew Gross
) • 3
rd
Degree (
with Andrew Gross
) • 4
th
of July (
with Maxine Paetro
) • The 5
th
Horseman (
with Maxine Paetro
) • The 6
th
Target (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 7
th
Heaven (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 8
th
Confession (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 9
th
Judgement (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 10
th
Anniversary (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 11
th
Hour (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 12
th
of Never (
with Maxine Paetro
) • Unlucky 13 (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 14
th
Deadly Sin (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 15
th
Affair (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 16
th
Seduction (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 17
th
Suspect (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 18
th
Abduction (
with Maxine
Paetro
) • 19
th
Christmas (
with Maxine Paetro
) • 20
th
Victim (
with Maxine Paetro
)

DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES

Step on a Crack (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Run for Your Life (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Worst Case (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Tick Tock (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • I, Michael Bennett (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Gone (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Burn (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Alert (
with Michael
Ledwidge
) • Bullseye (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Haunted (
with James O. Born
) • Ambush (
with James O. Born
) • Blindside (
with James O. Born
)

PRIVATE NOVELS

Private (
with Maxine Paetro
) • Private London (
with Mark Pearson
) • Private Games (
with Mark Sullivan
) • Private: No. 1 Suspect (
with Maxine Paetro
) • Private Berlin (
with Mark Sullivan
) • Private Down Under (
with Michael White
) • Private L.A.
(
with Mark Sullivan
) • Private India (
with Ashwin Sanghi
) • Private Vegas (
with Maxine Paetro
) • Private Sydney (
with Kathryn Fox
) • Private Paris (
with Mark Sullivan
) • The Games (
with Mark Sullivan
) • Private Delhi (
with Ashwin Sanghi
) • Private Princess (
with Rees Jones
)

NYPD RED SERIES

NYPD Red (
with Marshall Karp
) • NYPD Red 2 (
with Marshall Karp
) • NYPD Red 3 (
with Marshall Karp
) • NYPD
Red 4 (
with Marshall Karp
) • NYPD Red 5 (
with Marshall Karp
)

DETECTIVE HARRIET BLUE SERIES

Never Never (
with Candice Fox
) • Fifty Fifty (
with Candice Fox
) • Liar Liar (
with Candice Fox
) • Hush Hush (
with Candice Fox
)

INSTINCT SERIES

Instinct (
with Howard Roughan, previously published as
Murder Games) • Killer Instinct (
with Howard Roughan
)

STAND-ALONE THRILLERS

The Thomas Berryman Number
• Hide and Seek • Black Market • The Midnight Club • Sail (
with Howard Roughan
) • Swimsuit (
with Maxine Paetro
) • Don’t Blink (
with Howard Roughan
) • Postcard Killers (
with Liza Marklund
) • Toys (
with Neil McMahon
) • Now You See Her (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Kill Me If You Can (
with Marshall Karp
) • Guilty Wives (
with David Ellis
) • Zoo (
with Michael Ledwidge
) • Second Honeymoon (
with Howard Roughan
) • Mistress (
with David Ellis
) • Invisible (
with David Ellis
) • Truth or Die (
with Howard Roughan
) • Murder House (
with David Ellis
) • The Black Book (
with David Ellis
) • The Store (
with Richard DiLallo
) • Texas Ranger (
with Andrew Bourelle
) • The President is Missing (
with Bill Clinton
) • Revenge
David Ellis
) • Truth or Die (
with Howard Roughan
) • Murder House (
with David Ellis
) • The Black Book
(
with David Ellis
) • The Store (
with Richard DiLallo
) • The President is Missing (
with Bill Clinton
) • Revenge (
with Andrew Holmes
) • Juror No. 3 (
with Nancy Allen
) • The (
with Andrew Holmes
) • Juror No. 3 (
with Nancy Allen
) • The First Lady (
with Brendan DuBois
) • The Chef (
with Max DiLallo
) • Out of Sight (
with Brendan DuBois
) • Unsolved (
with David Ellis
) • The Inn (
with Candice Fox
) • Lost (
with James O. Born)
• Texas Outlaw (
with Andrew Bourelle
) • The Summer House (
with Brendan DuBois
)

NON-FICTION

Torn Apart (
with Hal and Cory Friedman
) • The Murder of King Tut (
with Martin Dugard
) • All-American Murder (
with Alex Abramovich and Mike Harvkey
) • The Kennedy Curse (
with Cynthia Fagen
)

MURDER IS FOREVER TRUE CRIME

Murder, Interrupted (
with Alex Abramovich and Christopher Charles
) • Home Sweet Murder (
with Andrew Bourelle and Scott Slaven
) • Murder Beyond the Grave (
with Andrew Bourelle and Christopher Charles
)

COLLECTIONS

Triple Threat (
with Max DiLallo and Andrew Bourelle
) • Kill or Be Killed (
with Maxine Paetro
,
Rees Jones
,
Shan Serafin and Emily Raymond
) • The Moores are Missing (
with Loren D. Estleman
,
Sam Hawken and Ed Chatterton
) • The Family Lawyer (
with Robert
Rotstein
,
Christopher Charles and Rachel Howzell Hall
) • Murder in Paradise (
with Doug Allyn
,
Connor Hyde and Duane Swierczynski
) • The House Next Door (
with Susan DiLallo
,
Max DiLallo and Brendan DuBois
) • 13-Minute Murder (
with Shan Serafin
,
Christopher Farnsworth and Scott Slaven
) • The River Murders (
with James O. Born
)

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Copyright © James Patterson 2020
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The Midwife Murders
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First published in Great Britain by Century in 2020

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