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 146 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 shock waves are rippling through the city's elite, and 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.


  • Relatable

    By Janine H.
    First book I've read where I actually giggled out loud because of the jokes made by the characters in this book!
  • Excellent read

    By Pâté vets
    This book was hard to put down. I read it in 4 days when I had many other things to do. Great story with a twist in the end
  • Loved it!!

    By Keanaeluv
    I finished reading this book in 28 hours! I literally had my husband take over a wife/mother's responsibility because I was so engrossed reading this book. Could not put it down. It's the best book I've read thus far by Patterson. A must have!!
  • Great story

    By Ray@Princeton
    Nice plot and well written.
  • The Black Book

    By Jamonana
    This was your best novel by far and I have read them all.Thank you .
  • Black Book

    By Rick1939
    Absolutely sick. Last Paterson book I will read.
  • Page Turner

    By Sarasota Sweetie
    I think this is the best most thrilling book James Patterson has written. Well done.
  • Love this book!

    By GTO04
    Couldn't put this one down. I thought it was well written and kept my interest all the way through.
  • "The Black Book" Best Novel Ever

    By JRE44140
    Wow. Im guessing that I have read more Fiction Mystery Books than most people. With that in mind, I have to say that "The Black Book" is in the Top 3 if not the best book I've read. Thank you James Patterson, Thank you!!! It goes without saying there aren't enough stars to show how highly I feel about this work & how strongly I recommend it.
  • Confusing. Over-plotted

    By agentsparky
    Everything has to fall into place to make this plot work. It crosses and recrosses time switching from past to present with convenient memory lapses by the protagonists. Lots of characters but most of them just a cardboard facade (or two). At the end, most of the villains punished but one cared little about them or the protagonist. Save yourself the money and time.