Alex Cross

17 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,183 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: Alton Fitzgerald White, Michael Cumpsty
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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
    • Great Read

    • By Claycnst on 09-08-07

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  • Book 2

    • Kiss the Girls

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Robert Guillaume, Chris Noth
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 388

    In the most suspenseful thriller yet from the author of Along Came a Spide and Jack and Jill, Detective Alex Cross is on the trail of 2 murderers who may be working together. Casanova preys on talented college women from the Carolinas to Florida. The Gentleman Caller is terrorizing Los Angeles. The case takes Cross coast to coast and to the Deep South, where his niece, a law student, has been abducted. Will she be the next victim of one, or both, of the killers?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Version is Terrible

    • By Tamara on 03-31-13

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  • Book 3

    • Jack and Jill

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Blair Underwood, John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 581
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    A killer is at work in the nation's capital, and he seems to like variety. His victims range from kindergarten students to senators - not even the President is safe. Alex Cross, hero of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, is awakened one night to confront the brutal murder of a little girl only blocks away from his house. With a single clue, a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill", the skilled and courageous Cross sets out to track the murderer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Listen

    • By L. Spain on 08-09-05

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  • Book 4

    • Cat and Mouse

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald, Keith David
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Two killers, one operating in America and the other in Europe, have chosen the FBI's Alex Cross as their prey. One is the megalomaniac Gary Soneji, Cross' nemesis from Along Came a Spider, who takes Cross on a train ride to hell. The other, Mr. Smith, spreads panic through Europe when he strikes London, then Paris. Mr. Smith has been eluding another agent, Thomas Augustine Pierce, and now Pierce must put the case on hold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I did...

    • By Lynn Davis on 09-22-08

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  • Book 5

    • Pop Goes the Weasel

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Keith David, Roger Rees
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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
    • Disappointed

    • By Diana Woodson on 05-04-18

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  • Book 6

    • Roses Are Red

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Keith David, Jason Culp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book

    • By Mark on 09-01-04

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 11

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  • Book 12

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  • Book 13

    • Double Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Michael Stuhlbarg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Just when Alex Cross 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner!

    • By Patricia on 02-08-08

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  • Book 14

    • Cross Country

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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 a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The narrators are right on. The book is awsome.

    • By NANCY on 03-26-12

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  • Book 15

    • I, Alex Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Tim Cain
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Alex Cross's niece is found brutally murdered. Overcome with grief, Alex vows to take down her killer before he strikes again. But shortly after he begins the investigation, Alex discovers that his niece had gotten mixed up with some very important, very dangerous people. And she's not the only one who has disappeared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "I, Alex Cross

    • By Tommie on 04-10-10

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  • Book 16

    • Cross Fire

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Andre Braugher, Jay O. Sanders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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 D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sleeping Beauty

    • By Gertrude on 01-04-11

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  • Book 17

    • Kill Alex Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Andre Braugher, Zach Grenier
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Good

    • By Melinda Watson on 03-12-13

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