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 686 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.



  • 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!
  • 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

    By stone crap

    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.