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

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Watched the film ages ago, before reading the book. Initially I was quite shocked at how much the film differed from the book. Then I wondered why they changed it for the film. The book had a much ... Read full review

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

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3/5 STARS. (view spoiler)[The story started with Gary Soneji (Whose motto is “I'm somebody/I want to be somebody”(ie, I want to be the most famous person in the world)), a reputed private school maths ... Read full review

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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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