Along Came a Spider

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Paw Prints, Oct 10, 2008 - Fiction - 502 pages
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Washington, D.C., police detective Alex Cross becomes caught up in a kidnapping case that may involve Gary Soneji, a teacher at an elite private school who is also a schizophrenic psychopath and serial murderer. Reissue. (A Paramount film, releasing Fall 2000, starring Morgan Freeman) (Suspense)

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Very enjoyable introduction to Alex Cross. - LibraryThing
Poorly written, with a very loose plot. - LibraryThing
Very powerful storytelling. - LibraryThing
This is a problem that has met many a thriller writer. - LibraryThing
Great beginning, great middle, and a great ending. - LibraryThing
It was suspenseful, and it had a good plot. - LibraryThing

Review: Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross #1)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Well, I am wondering if God just doesn't want me to review this book. I have tried to post the review twice and both times, I lost it. :/ The previous two reviews were masterpieces...;) Well, this is ... Read full review

Review: Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross #1)

User Review  - Brian Leclair - Goodreads

Great story with unexpected twist.... great start to another series by Patterson! Read full review

About the author (2008)

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by twenty-six publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, and Witch and Wizard series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award.

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