Private London

A New York Times Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

A Washington Post Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student the nightmare began years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private, the world’s most exclusive detective agency, saved her from a horrific death. But now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help her is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London.

In central London, young women are being abducted off the street, their bodies later found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Dan Carter’s ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro.

Now working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world, but can they catch a predator who rivals London’s most elusive killer ever?

Editorial Reviews

“Degas’ rapid pace, character depiction, and modest British accent give one the ability to stay with this story.”


Private London is certainly one of Patterson’s more complex works of late. He and Pearson provide a cinematic narration that permits the story to unreel like a film in the reader’s mind—not always an easy task—and the incidental travelogue of London that the tale provides as a backdrop is an added and welcome bonus that spices things up without detracting from the narration.”

Author Biography

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

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Reader Biography

Rupert Degas can be heard reading numerous audiobooks, including the Saga of Darren Shan series by Darren Shan, and his narrations have won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Bob the Builder and has performed in more than thirty radio productions, including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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