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Richard North PattersonRichard North Patterson graduated in 1968 from Ohio Wesleyan University and has been awarded their Distinguished Achievement Citation. He is a 1971 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University's School of Law, and a recipient of their President's Award for Distinguished Alumni. In 1993, he retired from the practice of law to devote himself to writing. He has served on the boards of his undergraduate and law schools, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, PEN Center West, and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and was chairman of Common Cause, the grassroots citizens' lobby founded by John Gardner.

Patterson studied fiction writing with Jesse Hill Ford at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; his first short story was published in The Atlantic Monthly and his first novel, The Lasko Tangent, won an Edgar Allen Poe Award in 1979. Between 1981 and 1985, he published The Outside Man, Escape the Night, and Private Sceening. His first novel in eight years, Degree of Guiltt (1993), and his Eyes of a Child (1995) were combined into a miniseries by NBC TV. Both were international bestsellers, and Degree of Guilt was awarded the French Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in 1995. Protect and Defend (2000) received a Maggie Award from Planned Parenthood for its treatment of issues regarding reproductive rights.

His articles on politics, literature, and law have been published in the London Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News. A frequent speaker on political, legal, and social issues, in 2004 Patterson spoke at Washington, D.C., rallies in support of reproductive rights and against gun violence.

Patterson lives in Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

Richard North Patterson Book List and Awards
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Eden in Winter
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Loss of Innocence
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Fall from Grace
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The Devil's Light
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In the Name of Honor
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The Spire
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Balance of Power | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Balance of Power | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Ballantine  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Exile by Richard North Patterson | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Patterson, Richard North | Exile | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC 2007 NY: Henry Holt Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread proof in plain wrappers, signed by the author.

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Devil's Light, The | Patterson, Richard North | Signed Bookclub Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Devil's Light, The | Signed Bookclub Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2011 NY: Simon & Schuster  Bookclub edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Race, The | Patterson, Richard North | Signed Book Club Edition Patterson, Richard North | Race, The | Signed Book Club Edition

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Henry Holt & Company   Book club edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Patterson, Richard North | Dark Lady | Book on Tape Dark Lady | Patterson, Richard North | Book on Tape

Audio Edition. 1999 USA: Random House Audiobooks. Audio book (abridged [4 cassettes, 6 hours]), read by Patricia Kalember.

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Silent Witness | Patterson, Richard North | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Patterson, Richard North | Silent Witness | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1997 NY: Knopf  Advance Reading Copy, near-fine (bump to lower front corner) in fine pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Silent Witness | Patterson, Richard North | Book - Advance Reading Copy Patterson, Richard North | Silent Witness | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1997 NY: Knopf  Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Eyes of a Child | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Eyes of a Child | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1995 NY: Knopf First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Spire, The | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Spire, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book (Bookplate Laid In).  September 2009 NY: Henry Holt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, author-signed bookplate laid in.

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Dark Lady | Patterson, Richard North | Book - Manuscript Patterson, Richard North | Dark Lady | Book - Manuscript

Collectible Manuscript 1999 NY: Random House Manuscript, fine.

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Fall from Grace | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Fall from Grace | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  March 2012 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Eclipse | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Eclipse | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  January 2009 NY: Henry Holt  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Exile | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Exile | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Henry Holt & Company.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Exile | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Exile | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2006 NY: Henry Holt & Company.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Eden in Winter | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Eden in Winter | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book July 2014 NY: Quercus     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Final Judgment, The | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Final Judgment, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1997 NY: Random House First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Final Judgment, The | Patterson, Richard North | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Patterson, Richard North | Final Judgment, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC 1997 NY: Knopf  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread proof in plain wrappers, signed by the author.

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Protect and Defend | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Protect and Defend | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Knopf  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Protect and Defend | Patterson, Richard North | First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Protect and Defend | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 2000 NY: Knopf First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Protect and Defend | Patterson, Richard North | Book - Advance Reading Copy Patterson, Richard North | Protect and Defend | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Silent Witness | Patterson, Richard North | First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Silent Witness | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1996 NY: Knopf First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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No Safe Place | Patterson, Richard North | First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | No Safe Place | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1998 NY: Knopf First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dark Lady | Patterson, Richard North | First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Dark Lady | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1999 NY: Knopf First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dark Lady | Patterson, Richard North | Signed Book - Manuscript Patterson, Richard North | Dark Lady | Signed Book - Manuscript

Author Signed Manuscript 1999 NY: Random House Manuscript, fine, signed by the author.

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No Safe Place | Patterson, Richard North | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Patterson, Richard North | No Safe Place | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1998 NY: Knopf  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread proof in plain wrapper, signed by the author.

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Loss of Innocence | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Loss of Innocence | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  October 2013 NY: Quercus  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Conviction | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Conviction | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Random House First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author

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Eclipse | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | Eclipse | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2009 NY: Henry Holt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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In the Name of Honor | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | In the Name of Honor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2010 NY: Henry Holt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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In the Name of Honor | Patterson, Richard North | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, Richard North | In the Name of Honor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2010 NY: Henry Holt  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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Richard North Patterson Bibliography

  • The Outside Man (1981)
  • Escape the Night (1983)
  • Private Screening (1985)
  • Degree of Guilt (1993)
  • Eyes of a Child (1995)
  • Caroline Masters (1995)
  • Silent Witness (1997)
  • No Safe Place (1998)
  • Dark Lady (1999)
  • Protect and Defend (2000)
  • Balance of Power (2003)
  • Conviction (2005)
  • Exile (2007)
  • The Race (2007)
  • Eclipse (2009)
  • The Spire (2009)
  • In The Name Of Honor (2010)
  • The Devil's Light (2011)
  • Fall from Grace (2012)
  • Loss of Innocence (2013)
  • Eden in Winter (2014)

Richard North Patterson Awards


  • Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
  • Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category


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