After chucking out a special edition Reader for fans of romance fiction, Sony has now announced it is to offer another limited edition model of the Reader Pocket Edition, this time for thriller fans.

The James Patterson model features the Alex Cross novel, "Cross Country", as well as "selected excerpts" from two James Patterson books and a letter from the author.

The Reader also comes with a download code for "Worst Case", a new James Patterson novel that will be available from Christmas Day from Sony - earlier than its hard-copy release.

In a "midnight blue" finish with a "premium" case with an embossed Alex Cross logo on the front, the James Patterson Pocket Edition Reader goes on sale from Waterstone's and Sony Centres, as well as online, from 30 November 2009.