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 1,582 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.


  • Just okay

    By Jam's I-phone
    It was okay. Very predictable.
  • Fast, Hard Hitting BUT Surprise, Surprise!

    By legaliis
    Another Patterson best. The reading chapters are fast so they tend to keep one in suspense. As usual there are little twists and turns but a huge finish that I, frankly, hadn’t seen coming.
  • Great read!

    By Jjwalkingjim
    One of his best book! I was completely surprised by the ending not being able to figure out the outcome prior to it being presented to me!
  • Yhhgff

    By Tuckaseegee Fly Fishing Guide
    Great read
  • No wonder James Patterson is the best fiction writer of all times

    By rlamont
    The Black Book is awesome, I don’t know how he does it but when I grow up I want to write like James Patterson...end of story!!!
  • Page turner!

    By abadt714
    Great book! Kept me guessing until the end!
  • The Black Book

    By SuperOrangeade
    I could not put this book down. It’s 2:09 am and I just finished it. I need sleep!
  • Black Book

    By Rosimom
    Could have been a good if not for constant use of the F word. Garbage . I quit reading!
  • 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.