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 876 Ratings


The "thrilling" #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller (Karin Slaughter): when three bodies are found in a Chicago bedroom, a black book goes missing . . . and the city has never been more dangerous.
Billy Harney was born to be a cop. As the son of Chicago's chief of detectives with a twin sister on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Teaming up with his adrenaline-junkie partner, Detective Kate Fenton, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant 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.
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.
As Chicago's elite scramble 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 secrets that can destroy a city, The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.


  • The Black Book

    By PattieWagon
    Fast paced, intriguing and the “Past/Present” flashes are weaved in very well. Never saw the ending coming but that is the sign of a good story. Well done, gentlemen. We can always count on James Patterson to give us a great read.
  • A great book

    By Mhamsad
    This book is awesome really, the events were unexpected and mysterious completely, it attracts the reader and it makes the reader feel as he/ she lives within the events.
  • Great Book!

    By Ray7709
    This is one of the best books that Patterson and co-author of the week has written. Great read. You will enjoy this one.
  • Awesome

    By Deishalarae
  • Black Book

    By Halsterx
    5/5 stars. Very entertaining. Interesting plot, characters and story telling angle. Several unexpected twists. I have read ALOT of mystery crime novels and rarely give out 5 stars. Hal
  • Black book

    By Gbr1294587
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is well written, has a great steady pace of thrill, and keeps you guessing. I was constantly looking for more precious time to read it longer but savoring it was just as satisfying. I hope to find another Patterson book with the same reward for my time as he has always been a favorite of mine.
  • 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!