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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1)
Along Came a Spider - Alex Cross, Bk 1
Author: James Patterson
A missing little girl named Maggie Rose. A family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. The thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher. A psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who calls himself the Son of Lindbergh. He is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him -- ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002241267
ISBN-10: 0002241269
Publication Date: 3/1/1993
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1) on + 71 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This is the introductory Alex Cross book. Patterson certainly knows how to write a thriller that will keep you turning the pages, perhaps even keep you up late into the night. His charactors are real people. Alex is a very well-drawn personality and tells the story in the first person.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes thrilling mysteries.
reviewed Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1) on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I felt like this book was everywhere with the plot. The race issues felt overdone to me, but the book is sort of old, so it might have been appropriate for when the book first came out. Mainly, the book was so LONG, I felt like a lot of it was just filler. Hopefully the next book in the series is better. This one wasn't a page-turner, and it took me forever to finish it. I lost interest several times and read other books. I do really like James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series, so I will read the 2nd book in this series before I decide to give up on this series.
reviewed Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Having read a few of James Patterson's newer works, I decided to go back to the beginning for Alex Cross. It was a thrilling and suspenseful story. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The end of the book completely threw me for a loop, as it was a great twist and unpredictable. It also gives some nice back story on Alex Cross for those that have read later books in the series. I would definitely recommend this book, and would consider it to be "classic" James Patterson in which everything new would be compared to.
reviewed Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1) on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Great series of books!
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Helpful Score: 4
My first Alex Cross book. I've read all the Women's Murder books, and enjoyed them a lot!
Alex is very different from Lindsay & her gang, --but I still enjoyed this one.
It kept me guessing who the 'bad guy' was & had a surprise about who was involved!

I'm reading the next one in the series now, Kiss the Girls, and I'm enjoying it just as much. I'll definitely keep going .. . .
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Alex Cross (Primary Character)
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