The Black Book - James Patterson & David Ellis

The Black Book

By James Patterson & David Ellis

  • Release Date: 2017-03-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 385 Ratings


The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Three bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom.

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself-who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

One missing black book.

A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago's most powerful citizens. There's plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene-but what matters most is what's missing: the madam's black book. Now with shock waves rippling through the city's elite, everyone's desperate to find it.

Chicago has never been more dangerous.

As everyone who's anyone in Chicago scrambles to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one's motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the power of secrets to scandalize a city-and possibly destroy a family-The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.


  • One of the best

    By Dbmsjgt
    This book kept me guessing up until the end. Just when you thought you knew “who done it” it proved you wrong.
  • David Ellis is a better author than James Patterson

    By McZachary44
    Invisible, The Murder House, and now The Black Book. Whenever David Ellis writes for James, the novels are always so much more better than your average Patterson branded book. I highly recommend it.
  • Black Book

    By CannetteW
    I kept guessing the ending and I was wrong. Great read!!!!
  • Black Book

    By Huskysmom
    Great book! Exciting with lots of curve balls! Loved it!
  • WOW!!!!

    By Macy41
    Could not put this book down!!! One of the best he’s ever written!!
  • Intriguing twists and turn

    By Lenguass
    Great story ...suspenseful, fun, very engaging.
  • Great book

    By Mj2U
    Starts quickly...couldn't put it down...Must read... Enjoyed every moment of it!
  • The Black Book

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    By Wanda Diane
    This is a great read! You will NOT figure out the ending... won't even come close! One of James Patterson's best, I think.
  • Excellent Book!

    By Sharp Samuray
    Well written, Engaging characters, great story. A must read if you like suspenseful thrillers.