Alex Cross

51 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 31,712 ratings

Along Came a Spider Publisher's Summary

Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the Secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever heard.
©1993 by James Patterson (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • Along Came a Spider

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Charles Turner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,796
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,050
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,067

    Along Came a Spider first introduced Alex Cross, the brilliant homicide detective. When the daughter of a Hollywood actress and the son of the Secretary of the Treasury are kidnapped, Cross and the Secret Service are pitted against Gary Soneji, a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting plot. Terrible narration

    • By Andrew Pollack on 12-20-08

    Regular price: $19.38

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Jack & Jill

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler, Maxwell Hamilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    In the middle of the night, a controversial US senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-à-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. 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really?

    • By Luisandra Reynoso on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 4

    • Cat and Mouse

    • Alex Cross, Book 4
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding, Raj Ghatak
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The fourth heart-stopping novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Just as Alex Cross is beginning to feel that life is good and he is finally coming out of the depression he's been in since the death of his wife, he is called to Union Station train terminal - a man is on the loose, firing at random into the swarming crowds of travellers. Psychopath Gary Soneji seems determined to go down in a blaze of glory, and he wants Alex Cross to be there. Will this be the final showdown?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrific narrator

    • By Archer on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Cat & Mouse

    • Alex Cross, Book 4
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding, Raj Ghatak
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    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".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible voice

    • By Jen Nguy on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 5

    • Pop Goes the Weasel

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564

    The latest from the author of When the Wind Blows and Kiss the Girls reveals Patterson at the peak of his power and is easily his most dynamic and compelling psychological thriller to date. Here is a chilling villain, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So So Book-ahhhhhh

    • By Mario on 12-05-03

    Regular price: $19.38

  • Book 6

    • Roses Are Red

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 957
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571

    In the latest from the best selling author of Kiss the Girls and When the Wind Blows, Alex Cross is on the trail of a brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind. Browse more Patterson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Clara on 02-29-04

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Roses Are Red

    • Alex Cross, Book 6
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The sixth novel in the Alex Cross detective series. A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes.

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 7

    • Violets Are Blue

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Daniel Whitner, Kevin O'Rourke
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 896
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    Detective Alex Cross confronts his most terrifying nemesis ever - and his own worst fears - in this electrifying new thriller from the master of suspense, James Patterson.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Overrated by the Author

    • By Doctor Steven on 04-21-04

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Violets are Blue

    • Alex Cross, Book 7
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The seventh novel in the Alex Cross series. The Mastermind is back - and he's hot on detective Alex Cross's trail. His cold, taunting threats leave Alex angry and deeply concerned for his family's safety. Two joggers have been found dead in San Francisco - bitten and hung by their feet to drain the blood. Further murders in California, and then on the East Coast as well, completely baffle Alex and the FBI. Is this the work of a cult, or role players, or even of modern-day vampires?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Violets are meh

    • By Todd on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 8

    • Four Blind Mice

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Michael Emerson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 980
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413

    Detective Alex Cross returns in his most harrowing case yet - one that risks the life of his closest friend and partner, John Sampson. Cross and Sampson go deep behind military lines to confront the most ruthless killers they have ever encountered - and their even more threatening controller. Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will prove to be Cross' most terrifying challenge ever.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another Knock At the Door

    • By James on 07-10-03

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Four Blind Mice

    • Alex Cross, Book 8
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Alex Cross is preparing to resign from the Washington Police Force. He's enjoying the feeling; not least because the Mastermind is now in prison. And Alex has met a woman, Jamilla Hughes, and he is talking about the future. Then John Sampson shows up at the house, desperate for Alex's help. Three young military wives have been brutally killed during a 'girls' night out' and Sampson's friend, a master sergeant at the army base, stands accused.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad, but predictable as usual

    • By Todd on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 9

    • The Big Bad Wolf

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Denis O'Hare
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    Alex Cross' 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 like a shadowy figure known as 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alex Cross returns

    • By Ed on 11-24-03

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Big Bad Wolf

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The 9th novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues perplexed. Across the country, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realises. They are being bought and sold. And it seems The Wolf is the master criminal behind this terrible trade and is bringing a new reign of terror to organised crime.

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  • Book 10

    • London Bridges

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Denis O'Hare
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 412

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a ride!!!

    • By Girlbos on 02-27-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • London Bridges

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The 10th book in James Patterson's Alex Cross series.Alex Cross, FBI agent, is back in his most explosive adventure yet. And so is the Wolf. And so is the Weasel. Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets the call. A town in Nevada has been annihilated and the Russian super-criminal known as the Wolf is claiming responsibility. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction and the thought of such dark genius at work makes Alex's blood run cold, and he is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger.

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 11

    • Mary, Mary

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez, Michael Louis Wells, Melissa Leo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the True Alex Cross fans!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Mary, Mary

    • Alex Cross, Book 11
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Somebody is intent on murdering Hollywood's A-list. A well-known actress has been shot outside her Beverly Hills home. Shortly afterwards, the Los Angeles Times receives an email describing the murder in vivid detail. It is signed Mary Smith. More killings and emails follow - the victims are all major Hollywood players. Is it the work of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something far more terrifying?

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 12

    • Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Jay O. Sanders
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442

    Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, D.C., Police Department when an unknown man gunned down his wife in front of him. His desire for vengeance was placed on hold as he raised his children himself. But when a case triggers a connection to his wife's death, Alex may finally have a chance to catch the killer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I'm cross too

    • By Terri on 11-30-06

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The 12th novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Alex Cross was a rising star in Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter killed his wife, Maria, in front of him. Years later, having left the FBI and returned to practising psychology, Alex finally feels his life is in order... Until his former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favour. John's tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown and he needs Alex to help find this brutal predator. When the case triggers a connection to Maria's death, could Alex have a chance to catch his wife's murderer? Will this be justice at long last? Or the endgame in his own deadly obsession? From the man the Sunday Telegraph called 'the master of the suspense genre', CROSS is the ultimate, high-velocity, high-emotion thriller, and the one Alex Cross's fans waited years to read.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - TERRIBLE Narrator.

    • By Vicky on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $15.98

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