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Author is James Patterson
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1 2013 Alex Cross, Run
Alex Cross #20
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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's 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, he's called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, DC, is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy. Alex's investigations are going nowhere, and he's too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him--and will stop at nothing until he's dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's ultimate thrill ride.
2 2009 Alex Cross's Trial
Alex Cross #15
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SEPARATED BY TIME: From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great-uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan.  Now Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.

CONNECTED BY BLOOD: As a lawyer in Washington, DC, early in the 1900s, Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases.  Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process.  When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his hometown to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.

UNITED BY BRAVERY: When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody.  Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town.  Lynchings have become commonplace, and residents of the black quarter live in constant fear.  Ben aims to break the reign of terror - but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart.  Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the bestselling writers of all time, with more than 170 million books sold worldwide.  He won an Edgar Award, the mystery world's highest honor, for his first novel.  He lives in Florida.  James Patterson's lifelong passion for books and reading led him to launch a new website, ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children's books for their kids.

RICHARD DILALLO is a former advertising creative director.  He has had numerous articles published in major magazines.  He lives in Manhattan with his wife.

DYLAN BAKER is an actor and director who has been nominated for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an Obie.  Some of his feature film credits include Happiness, Kinsey, Road to Perdition, Along Caine a Spider, and Random Hearts.  On television he has appeared in From the Earth to the Moon, Murder One, and The Laramie Project, among many others.  Baker resides in New York.
3 1993 Along Came a Spider
Alex Cross #1
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When nine-year-old Maggie Rose and her best friend, Michael Goldberg, are kidnapped from theirexclusive school in Washington, D.C., it is clear this is not an ordinarycase. Maggie's mother is a superstar actress, and Michael's father is Secretaryof the Treasury.
Together Alex Cross, deputy chief of detectives, and Jezzie Flanagan, supervisorin the Secret Service, must race to save the children.

Performed by Keith David. Keith David's remarkable versatility is demonstrated by his Tony nominated performance in Jelly's Last Jam, his singing in Puccini's La Boheme, his numerous Shakespearean portrayals, and his work in such films as Final Analysis and Platoon.
4 2003 The Big Bad Wolf
Alex Cross #9
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WHO'S AFRAID?

Alex Bross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered - a predator known only as as the Wolf.

Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied.  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.  They are being bought and sold.  And it looks as if a shadowy figure called the Wolf - a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime - is behind this business in which ordinary men and women are sold as slaves.

YOU'RE AFRAID

Even as he admires the FBI's vast resources, Alex grows impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and caution when it is time to move.  A lone wolf himself, he has to go out on his own in order to track the Wolf and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive.

As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home too.  His ex-fiancée, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life - and not for the reasons Alex might have hoped.

Full of the unexpected twists and heartrending surprises that James Patterson delivers better than any other suspense writer alive, The Big Bad Wolf is an unforgettable thriller from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times).

Peter Jay Fernandez is a New York based actor and narrator.  He has appeared on Broadway in JELLY'S LAST JAM and THE MERCHANT of VENICE, and has performed in numerous off-broadway plays and musicals.  His extensive television credits include FUNNY VALENTINES, THE PROSECUTORS, LAW & ORDER, and COSBY.  He currently lives in Harlem with his wife Denise.

Denis O'Hare won the 2003 Tony award for his performance in TAKE ME OUT, directed by Joe Mantello.  He was also seen in the Broadway productions of MAJOR BARBARA, CABARET, and in the films HAMLET, directed by Campbell Scott, and SWEET AND LOWDOWN, directed by Woody Allen.
5 1997 Cat & Mouse
Alex Cross #4
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Alex Cross is back - and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies. In addition, we are introduced to a new pair of rivals whose paths cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancée. Mr. Smith is a unique monster, with actions toward his victims so insane - so unimaginable - that he is thought of as "not of the Earth". Pierce, known in the business as St. Augustine because of his track record for catching killers and his invaluable status to the FBI and Interpol, may even be better than Cross. When things heat up and Alex is in a near-death coma following an attack in his own home, Pierce goes to Washington to help with the investigation. But just as he begins to piece together the mystery of how Gary Soneji could have mortally wounded Cross after he was believed to be dead, he is summoned to Paris, with a postcard from Mr. Smith inviting him to a very special killing. The body count is high, the tension the highest, and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse? What and where is the final trap? And who survives?
6 2019 Criss Cross
Alex Cross #27
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7 2006 Cross
Alex Cross #12
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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 set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love.

Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced...and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point.
8 2008 Cross Country
Alex Cross #14
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Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly follow. After one death comes terrifyingly close to home, Alex realizes he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. Digging deeper into the case, Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, uncover a shocking Washington, D.C., underworld: a gang of teenage thugs headed by a warlord known only as the Tiger. When the Tiger's elusive trail turns up in Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Unprotected and alone, can Alex manage to both survive and catch the killer?
9 2023 Cross Down
Alex Cross #31
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10 2010 Cross Fire
Alex Cross #17
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Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington DC's most corrupt: a dirty Congressman and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction. As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in DC and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross--and his family--for good.
11 2015 Cross Justice
Alex Cross #23
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12 2014 Cross My Heart
Alex Cross #21
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CROSS MY HEART
by James Patterson


ALEX CROSS BECOMES THE OBSESSION OF A GENIUS OF MENACE - WHO IS 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 family is his anchor, giving him the strength to confront evil in his work.  One man understands this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most devastating and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them.  But if he even tries, they will die.

Cross My Heart is a white-knuckle, heart-in-your-throat thriller, an epic story of vengeance and survival propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson.
13 2016 Cross the Line
Alex Cross #24
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Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer... with a conscience.


Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers.  Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case.  But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region.  The deadly scenes share only one common thread - the victims are all criminals.  And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.  As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
14 2020 Deadly Cross
Alex Cross #28
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15 2007 Double Cross
Alex Cross #13
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Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game--this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.

A spate of elaborate murders in Washington, D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There's only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience.

As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror--and he's after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings--and he'll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington, D.C. has ever seen.
16 2021 Fear No Evil
Alex Cross #29
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17 2002 Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross #8
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Alex Cross returns in the most harrowing case of his career - one that risks the life of his closest friend and partner, John Sampson.

Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can't refuse.  One of John Sampson's oldest friends, from their days together in Vietnam, has been arrested for murder.  Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army.  The evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber.
Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex's investigation turns up evidence overlooked - or concealed - by the military authorities.  Drawing on their years of street training and an almost telepathic mutual trust, Cross and Sampson go deep behind military lines to confront the most ruthless - and deadliest - killers they have ever encountered.  Behind these three highly skilled killing machines there appears to be an even more threatening controller.  Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will prove to be Cross's most terrifying challenge ever.

On his visits home, Alex must confront another, more disturbing mystery:  what's the matter with Nana Mama?  As he explores the possibility of a relationship with a woman who offers him new hope, Alex must also face the fact that his beloved grandmother is only human.
18 2014 Hope to Die
Alex Cross #22
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19 2009 I, Alex Cross
Alex Cross #16
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I, ALEX CROSS
by James Patterson


New York Times best-selling author James Patterson presents his latest action-packed spine-tingling Alex Cross novel.

A family celebration comes to a sudden end when Detective Alex Cross is pulled aside and told his beloved niece has been brutally murdered.  Cross vows to track down her killer, but the investigation brings him and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, into the wildest scenes in Washington and up against some very powerful and extremely dangerous people.
20 1996 Jack & Jill
Alex Cross #3
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Available as an unabridged audiobook for the first time in a brand new recording. 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 stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out.

Meanwhile, Washington, D. C., homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim: a beautiful little girl, savagely beaten--and desposited in front of the elementary school Cross's son, Damon, attends.

Could there be a connection between the two murders? As Cross tries to put the pieces together, the killer- or killers - strike again. And again. No one in Washington is safe - not children, not politicians, not even the President of the United States. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case-but will he discover the truth in time?

A relentless roller coaster of heart-pounding suspense and jolting plot twists, Jack and Jill proves that no one can write a more compelling thriller than James Patterson-the master of the nonstop nightmare.
21 2011 Kill Alex Cross
Alex Cross #18
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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, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!
22 1995 Kiss the Girls
Alex Cross #2
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Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this #1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads."

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
23 2004 London Bridges
Alex Cross #10
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ALEX CROSS IS BACK
IN HIS TENTH AND MOST EXPLOSIVE ADVENTURE YET.
In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada.  Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.

AND SO IS THE WOLF.
Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call.  The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast.

AND SO IS THE WEASEL.
Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction.  The Wolf has proven he can do it - the only question is, can anyone stop him in time?  Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross's most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel.

NOW ARE YOU SCARED?
World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm.  Joining forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators, and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes.  Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity - a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.

Peter Jay Fernandez is a New York based actor and narrator.  He has appeared on Broadway in JELLY'S LAST JAM and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and has performed in numerous off-broadway plays and musicals.  His extensive television credits include FUNNY VALENTINES, THE PROSECUTORS, LAW & ORDER, and COSBY.  He currently lives in Harlem with his wife Denise.

Denis O'Hare won the 2003 Tony award for his performance in TAKE ME OUT, directed by Joe Mantello.  He was also seen in the Broadway productions of MAJOR BARBARA, CABARET, and in the films HAMLET, directed by Campbell Scott, and SWEET AND LOWDOWN, directed by Woody Allen.
24 2005 Mary, Mary
Alex Cross #11
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Vacationing in Disneyland with his family when he receives instructions to investigate an actress's murder 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, who proves more challenging than Alex anticipates. Simultaneous.
25 2012 Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Alex Cross #19
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It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again--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. Alex risks everything--and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS will be a holiday classic for years to come.
26 1999 Pop Goes the Weasel
Alex Cross #5
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Detective Alex Cross is in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, DC, murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect-a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, in and out of the courtroom, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Alex Cross has ever faced.

Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace. To read Pop Goes the Weasel is to discover why James Patterson is one of the world's greatest suspense writers.
27 2000 Roses Are Red
Alex Cross #6
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Facing a particularly vicious breed of killer in his latest investigation, Alex Cross finds his family targeted by the vengeful Mastermind, a situation that is complicated by tension in his relationship with his girlfriend Christine and his daughter Jannie's unexplained seizures.  Simultaneous.
28 2018 Target: Alex Cross
Alex Cross #26
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29 2017 The People vs. Alex Cross
Alex Cross #25
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30 2022 Triple Cross
Alex Cross #30
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31 2001 Violets Are Blue
Alex Cross #7
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Detective Alex Cross must confront his most terrifying nemesis ever - and his own deepest fears - in this electrifying new thriller from the master of suspense, James Patterson.

Alex Cross has never believed in vampires.  But when two joggers are found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to reconsider.  Someone believes in vampires enough to have committed a series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of one.  Local police are horrified, and even the FBI is baffled.

Cross takes on the case and plunges into a netherworld of secret clubs and role-players, a world full of poseurs and playactors - and someone demented enough to have crossed the line from dark ritual to real blood.  At the same time, a lethal super-criminal from Cross's past known as the Mastermind is stalking him, taunting him, and threatening everything he holds dear.  Cross has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger.  In a shocking conclusion, Alex Cross must survive a deadly confrontation - only to discover at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.






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