Alex Cross novels

Author:
Patterson, James, 1947
 
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Star rating for Along came a spider
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
He had always wanted to be famous. When he kidnapped two well-known rich kids it was headline news. Then one of them was found--dead. For such a high-profile case, they needed Alex Cross, police psychologist, and Jezzie Flanagan, a Secret Service agent, and even they were no match for the killer.
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Star rating for Kiss the girls
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
As two serial killers terrorize different regions of America, the FBI begins to suspect that the two are competing with each other, and Washington, D.C. police detective Alex Cross embarks on a personal quest to find the perpetrators.
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Star rating for Jack & Jill
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
Join Alex Cross in a heart-stopping thrill ride as he pieces together the clues of two gruesome murders. Will he find the killers in time?
In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will...
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Star rating for Cat & mouse
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
In this New York Times bestseller, two killers-one operating in America, one in Europe-believe Alex Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game each has planned.
Gary Soneji, a dying prison escapee, is looking for revenge on Cross, while another insane killer is pursued by Thomas Augustine Pierce-a brilliant and relentless detective who may even be better than Cross. As the bodies pile up, and Cross is nearly murdered...
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Star rating for Pop goes the weasel
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:

In this heart-stopping thriller, Detective Alex Cross and his beloved fiancé find themselves tangled in a complex murder investigation, threatening not only public safety, but their chance at happiness together. 

Alex Cross is happy, but his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders—murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces

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Star rating for Roses are red
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Alex Cross races against time as a series of crimes stuns Washington, D. C.—and he might be facing his most brilliant enemy yet.
  In a series of terrifying crimes, bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building-and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter.   Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary...
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Star rating for Violets are blue
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
3.2 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross must confront his most terrifying nemesis ever — and his own deepest fears — in this electrifying thriller from the world's #1 bestselling writer.
D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park-killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI...
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Star rating for Four blind mice
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
4.2 stars
Description:
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Alex Cross is ready to resign-but when his partner shows up with a case he can't refuse, he goes up against the most bone-chilling killers of his entire career.
Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner's oldest friend-a Vietnam veteran-is arrested for murder. He is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army, and the evidence...
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Star rating for The big bad wolf
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
4.2 stars
Description:
In this thrilling novel from a New York Times bestselling author, Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered: a predator known only as the Wolf.
  Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues baffled. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes....
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Star rating for London bridges
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
Minutes after soldiers evacuate a Nevada town, a bomb completely destroys it. On vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross gets the call: the blast was perpetrated by the Wolf. A super criminal and Cross's deadliest nemesis, the Wolf threatens to obliterate major cities, including London, Paris and New York.
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Star rating for Mary, Mary
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
When he investigates the murder of an actress outside of her Beverly Hills home, FBI agent Alex Cross learns that the attack was the latest in a series of celebrity killings linked to the elusive Mary Smith.
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Star rating for Alex Cross
Series Volume:
12.
Description:

ALSO PUBLISHED AS CROSS

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING TYLER PERRY


Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge-raising his children without their mother.

Years later Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and

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Star rating for Double cross
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross rejoins the police force in the wake of a series of murders in Washington, D.C., and finds himself working to outmaneuver the killer's penchant for inducing hysteria with increasingly sensational killings.
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Star rating for Cross country
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4.2 stars
Description:
Unprotected and alone, Alex Cross is chasing a horrible new breed of killer. When the crimes hit close to home, he must hunt down the source . . . before it finds him first.
When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing his most dangerous enemy yet. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly...
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Star rating for Alex Cross's trial
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross tells an ancestor's story, in this astonishing account of one man's bold pursuit of justice in the face of racism and violence.
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Star rating for I, Alex Cross
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
3.6 stars
Description:
When a beloved family member is found brutally murdered, Alex vows to hunt down her killer, but he soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes.
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Star rating for Cross fire
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
As Detective Alex Cross contends with a D.C. sniper, FBI agent Siegel, and his upcoming wedding to Bree, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good.
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Star rating for Kill Alex Cross
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
4.9 stars
Description:
With relentless danger around every corner, Detective Alex Cross is hunting down a kidnapper . . . but only if someone powerful doesn't kill him first.
The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.
A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital,...
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Star rating for Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
On Christmas Eve, Detective Alex Cross receives an urgent phone call--a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family.
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Star rating for Alex Cross, run
Series Volume:
20.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he has made sure that no one will recognize him by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer,...
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Star rating for Cross my heart
Series Volume:
21.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
"James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever-when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses...
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Star rating for Hope to die
Series Volume:
22.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
"Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?"...
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Star rating for Cross justice
Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
"When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his...
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Star rating for Cross the line
Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
When a prominent Washington D.C. police official is murdered, Alex Cross steps in to investigate but his efforts are impeded by a series of deadly attacks by a vigilante killer who is targeting suspected criminals.
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Star rating for The people vs. Alex Cross
Series Volume:
25.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
"Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-- until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to...
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Star rating for Target: Alex Cross
Series Volume:
26.
Average Rating:
3.9 stars
Description:
"A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. A sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she's worked her entire...
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Star rating for Criss cross
Series Volume:
27.
Average Rating:
4.2 stars
Description:
"In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse. 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as 'M' lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with...
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Star rating for Deadly Cross
Series Volume:
28.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
"A scandalous double homicide in the nation's capital opens the psychological case files on Detective Alex Cross. Until Kay Willingham's shocking murder inside a luxury limousine, the Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the sitting vice-president led a public life. Yet few, including her onetime psychologist, had any inkling of Kay's troubled past in the Deep South. Murdered alongside her is Randall Christopher, a respected educator...
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Star rating for Fear no evil
Series Volume:
29.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
"Alex Cross enters the final battle with the all-knowing genius who has stalked him and his family for years. Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness--where they will be the prey. They're not on the job, but on a personal mission. Until they're attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years. Darkness falls. The river churns into...
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Star rating for Triple Cross
Series Volume:
30.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Detective Alex Cross hunts down a serial killer who targets entire families-and who will next be coming for the Crosses. A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Cross and Sampson aren't the only ones investigating. Also in on this most intriguing case is the world's bestselling true-crime author, who sees patterns everyone else misses. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls...
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Star rating for Cross down
Series Volume:
31.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
"For the first time, John Sampson is on his own. The brilliant crime-solving duo of Washington, DC's, Metro PD and the FBI has a proven MO: Detective Alex Cross makes his own rules. Detective John Sampson enforces them. When military-style attacks erupt, brutally sidelining Cross, Sampson is sent reeling. The patterns are too random--Sampson's friend, his partner, his brother--have told him. Don't trust anyone. As a shadow force advances on the nation's...
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Star rating for Alex Cross must die
Series Volume:
32.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"Detective Alex Cross is in the sights of the Dead Hours Killer, a serial murderer on a ruthless mission ... An airport killer targeting pilots expands his scope. Alex Cross Must Die. 'Drop whatever you're doing, Detective Cross, and head to Reagan Airport,' DC Metro Police dispatch says. 'A jet just crashed and exploded on the runway. The chief and the FBI want you and John Sampson there pronto.' Cross and Sampson race to the crash site. The plane...
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Star rating for Cross kill
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive, a ghost, or something even more sinister?"--Page 4 of cover.
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Star rating for Detective Cross
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
"An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly bombs in Washington, DC. A cruel hoax or the real deal? By the time Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, uncover the chilling truth, it may already be too late"--Amazon.com.