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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Bk 1)
Along Came a Spider - Alex Cross, Bk 1
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780316693646
ISBN-10: 0316693642
Publication Date: 3/25/1993
Pages: 444
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 152 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Helpful Score: 4
Great series of books!
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Helpful Score: 3
Whether a great suspense mystery or a tender love story, James Patteron never disappoints. This is a terrific nail-bitter, edge-of-your-seat read!
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Helpful Score: 2
1st book in the Alex Cross series. Wonderful book that really keeps you turning the pages and wanting more. If you have never read James Patterson you are definitely missing out! The movie is good too but as usual the book is much better!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great suspenseful mystery thriller. Patterson has created both an intricate and interesting hero and bad guy. I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
This novel was amazing. I could not put it down. The movie does not do this book justice! Even if you've seen the movie, the ending of this story will shock you.
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Helpful Score: 2
An Alex Cross Mystery. This novel begins with a double kidnapping of the daugher of a famous actress and the son of the secretary of the treasury. A CIA female supervisor of the Secret Service works with Alex to solve this mystery of kidnappings and a serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a long, dark, dreary novel. It was less of a page-turner than well-written true crime, not as well-written as either of the last two books I've finished, and I never felt as if I got to know Alex Cross, despite the first-person narration. I won't continue with this series, though the back-of-the-book excerpt from Patterson's 1st to Die was intriguing.
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Helpful Score: 1
The start of a great series about Alex Cross. This one got me started on the series and then James Patterson in general.
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Helpful Score: 1
I think I'm hooked, I liked it so much, I ordered book #2.
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A real page-turner, and not much like the movie. If you want a riveting story, pick up this book and enjoy!
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This book was a page turner. I couldn't put it down. James Patterson gets you interested in the book on the first page and continues until the end.
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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross)

This was the first time I've read a James Patterson novel. After reading everything I could find on Nelson Demille I was looking for something new to read and decided to try this one. I am now a James Patterson fan for sure. This is a true tale of good versus evil, pitting a Washington detective (Cross) against an abused and inteligent psychopath (Soneji). However, this story is not nearly as straight forward as one might expects, as it is filled with plot twists. Many of these revelations left me in complete shock only as James Patterson can. It is a must read for anyone who enjoys the suspense/mystery genre of writing, and a high recommendation for anyone else. I watch the movie after reading the book and as usual the movie was no way near as good as the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really like the Alex Cross Series, but I thought that is book was a little hard to follow. To me it changes to much. The story line is fabulous.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting book. Kept you guessing the entire story. Can't wait to read the sequels.
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Helpful Score: 1
Well James Patterson is a sick individual but it makes for one fantastic read!
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great book loved it!!
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The book makes the movie look ridiculous! I've seen the movie, but it just can't compare to the detail of the book.
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One of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.
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Another Great James Patterson Book!!
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It begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the treasury. 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. Jezzi Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thiller you have ever read. It is a must read.
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This is another great thriller bt James Patterson, another page turner, and the characters are just great!!
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James Patterson is one of the best suspence/mystery writers in this country.
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James Patterson keeps you guessing during the entire book! Great read !
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Gary Soneji is a beloved teacher at an elite Washington private school. Soneji is also the murderous serial kidnapper who calls himself Son of Lindbergh, a human monster of such cunning that all of Washington's law enforcement armies can't outsmart him - even after he's been captured. Alex Cross is a black D.C. homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He has one obsession - a forbidden love affair with the white female supervisor of Washington's Secret Service. And he has one mission - find what powers Gary Soneji's madness before the elusive terror strikes all too close to home.
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LOVED THIS BOOK! A must read for sure!
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This is the first Alex Cross novel, and one of my favorites. James Patterson creates a terrific thriller.
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One of Patterson's finest. First in the ALex Cross Series. Fast paced and thrilling!
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First book in the Alex Cross series. Very excited, twist and turns right up to the end.
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A first rate thriller--fasten your seat belts and keep the lights on!
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second of the Alex Cross series
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Pretty good suspense novel. As always, better than the film.
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A terrific mystery with plenty of twists, turns and surprises
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A quick, entertaining read.
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First book in the Alex Cross series....if you love the movie...read the book...always better
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Great read! Scary!
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Alex Cross is a detective and a psychologist and he and his partner are investigating a triple homicide on Southside when they are pulled off the case to help locate two missing children. Alex and his partner are furious that the death of a black family is so easily disregarded and the kidnapping of 2 wealthy white children made the priority. The children were kidnapped from a private school for high profile families who had secret service protection. Alex Cross wants those children found safely but he can't get the image of the little black child that had been murdered out of his mind.

This book is fast-paced and has a lot of twists and turns. It is a great read.
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A serial killer and a female Secret Service superwoman tangle with Alex Cross thrown in the triangle. Lots of suspense and twists.
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A first rate thriller- impossible to put down- a psychological suspense that is inpossible to put down.
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Fast, spell-binding read. Patterson is always a good read.
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Along Came a spider begins with the double kidnappingof thedaughter 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 on of the most unusual suspence triangles in any thriller you have ever read.
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I love the entire Alex Cross series. It's a fun and easy read that keeps you entertained. After reading the first book I ran out and bought every book available in the series at the time and read them back to back.
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This was the first I've read of James Patterson's books. It will be the first of many, rest assured. I thought this book was great!
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Patterson in his early days is Patterson at his best. I've been reading again some of hi early books and once again become entranced. Sonji is a perfect bad guy causing terror. I could read this book again and again.
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Like all of James Patterson's Alex Cross stories this one kept turning the pages. Cross is a very likeable down to earth hero...you can't help but like him.
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Another GREAT Alex Cross novel. Gary Sonejii is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century and he wants Alex Cross to be his opponent.
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Unfortunately, this is an abridgement, but it's still an exciting entry in the Alex Cross series. Patterson's villains are always excruciatingly evil!
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Wow, what a compelling first novel introducing Alex Cross! A good one.
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great book..don't see the movie!
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I always enjoy the Alex Cross books. Sometimes they are a little graphic, but James Patterson knows how the grab you from the first paragraph!
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Good book and great introduction to Alex Cross. It was a quick read and loved it and made me want to read the next book in the series
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I read this *after* seeing the movie. Quite amusing to see Morgan Freeman cast as Alex Cross after reading the book. Overall the book is good, and easy to read. However, the constant 'stupid white people' references really distract from the overall flow of the story.
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Great book, a real page turner with lots of twists and turns. Could not put it down until finished.
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Awesome book with an unexpected twist at the end.
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Fantastic!
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Very good book full of surprises
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Really good book. Almost as good as the movie.
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Yes a great James Patterson novel.. No ending given here. Read the next
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This book flies. Along Came A Spider is a perfect "fun" read. It moves at a very rapid pace. It has pretty well developed characters considering its quick pace and more plot twists than you'll ever anticipate. Just when you think you know how the story is going to go Patterson turns it on its ear. Another thing that makes this book so good is that despite the surprising plot twists everything is fairly believable within the context of the story. It's consistent, quick and exciting! Read it!
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The first of Patterson's now famous Alex Cross series. A good read!

Alex Cross -- a black Washington, D.C., police detective with a solid background in psychology -- finds love and a whole heap of trouble as a deadly psychopath holds two kidnapped children under his razor-sharp blade.
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Another excellent book by James Patterson! :)
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James Patterson is always a page turner and this one didn't miss either.
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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 read.
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Very enjoyable read
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This book a an extremely fast read even though it is 500+ pages. I found myself, along with Cross, trying to understand how a serial murderer ticks???
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I found this book rather one dimensional... I didn't like any of the characters- at all. I found myself getting tired of the shallow police banter, and the cheesy psychopath. I didn't feel like the antagonist lived up to the fear and trepidation that was struck in the protagonist character.

I found it boring and have no desire to read any more of the series.
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This is the first James Patterson book I ever read, it had me hooked!
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This book was by far one of my favorite James Patterson books with Alex Cross as the hero.
If you love suspense and plot twists, do not miss this one.
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A great Alex Cross thriller.
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As usual his books are outstanding. He is one of my favorite authors and this is another book to confirm my conviction. Always has me by the seat of my pants...very good reading!!! If you like mysteries, you'll love this one.
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It was a decent thriller. I wasn't a big fan of the main character, Alex Cross, but it was a good page turner.
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First Alex Cross Series Book
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A gripping retelling of one man's struggle to unlock the secrets of a murderer's mind, while keeping his own life together.
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I was disappointed in how difficult it was to find an unabridged version of this audiobook. However, the abridged version was still very exciting and fast paced. The two readers have very interesting voices which add to the story. Along Came a Spider is the first James Patterson book I have 'read,' and I know that I will be reading many more in the future.
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GREAT BOOK. FIRST BOOK I READ IN THIS SERIES. WILL DEFINATLY BE READING THE OTHERS.
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The first book in the series featuring Alex Cross, a psychiatrist and homicide cop, in Washington, D.C.
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GOOD BOOK, BUT I LIKE OTHERS OF THIS AUTHOR BETTER.
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Excellent - I want to read all the Alex Cross novels after this one.
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I have found that James Patterson is one of the best. This a real page turner.
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The first Alex Cross Novel!
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great LONG book
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Story begins with a double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous hollywood actress and the son of the secretary of the treasury. The kidnapper wants to be well known and to perform the kidnapping of the century.

Many plot twists that keep you guessing till the end. I thought I had it figured out, but I was wrong!!
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Book Description
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-even after he's been captured.
Gary Soneji is a mild-mannered mathematics teacher at a Washington, D.C., private school for the children of the political and social elite. He's so popular that the kids all call him "Mr. Chips." And he's very, very smart. Growing up, he always knew he was smarter than the rest of them-he knew that the Great Ones always fooled everybody. He kidnaps Maggie Rose, the golden-haired daughter of a famous movie actress, and her best friend, Shrimpie Goldberg, the son of the secretary of the treasury, right out from under the noses of their two Secret Service agents. But Gary Soneji is not surprised at his skill. He's done it before. Hundreds of times before.

Alex Cross must face the ultimate test as a psychologist: how do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath? Especially one who appears to have a split personality-one who won't let the other half remember those horrific acts?
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From the back of the book: 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 read.
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Good Read
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I love the Alex Cross books. I especially like this story because of the reaction my father had during the movie. It's a great series.
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An Alex Cross Novel, the first and one of the best
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Great read with twists 'til the end!
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Extremely good read - one of the best . . .
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Great book! I love everything the author has written. The movie was terrible in comparison.
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1st Book in the Alex Cross series. Wonderful mystery/suspense series.
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This is the first Alex Cross novel. Wonderful thriller....
begins with a double kidnapping of famous people. Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Unusual suspense triangles of any thriller you have ever read.
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James Patterson at his best! I couldn't put this one down!
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This is another great thriller from James Patterson...you must read this book if you like suspense!
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The first in the Alex Cross series. Very good thriller!
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A bestselling thriller and movie, this begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous actress and the young son of the secretary of the treasury. 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 read. As always, James Patterson delivers!
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the crimes of the century, the manhunt of the century, the trail of the century. this is a psychological thriller that truly breaks new ground.
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I read it a while ago, but I know I liked it, because I have yet to read a Patterson book that I do NOT like.
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I think this is the first book about Cross. It is a very good start
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What an EXCELLENT book! I simply couldn't put this book down, and I don't usually care that much for mysteries.
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This book was so good I had to see the movie. But the book was 100% better. I recommend it highly.
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The very first Alex Cross novel
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This one will keep you guessing all the way 'til the end!
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I read the book and also seen the movie--the book is best
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Unique and interesting.
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I really enjoy the fast pace of James Patterson books! This one did not disappoint!
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A first rate triller--fasten your seat belts and keep the lights on! says Sidney Sheldon. This reader lost a good night's sleep. Cross is the fictional detective of the 90's. says Ann Rule
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excellent
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four stars
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The first in the Alex Cross series, also my first Cross book. I was impressed. I'd seen the movie a while ago, but felt it really lacked depth in the Cross, Jezzie and Soneji characters. The book brought them out beautifully. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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Really liked it....not the ending that I thought I would be!
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FANTASTIC. BETTER THEN THE MOVIE.
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First book of the Alex Cross series. Seriously disturbed person kidnaps two kids of high-standing people from their school and Alex has to figure out where both the kids and kidnapper are.
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Great book, good movie followed this book
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I really enjoyed this book.
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A psychological thriller - a tough read because it is about kidnapped children - but a strong book
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it is about a serial killer and how he wants everyone to know that he is the one doing the murders. he wants his day.
Alex Cross is the dectective assigned to the case and he thinks that Gary might have a split personality. So he is out to find out what happened to the little girl.
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A very good book from James Patterson. I love Alex Cross as a character and he shines in this book!
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Great read!! I couldn't put it down and it was full of twists and turns that were unexpected.
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The 1st book of the Alex Cross Series...It is a most for Thriller-Supense readers...........Patterson has written 11 books in this series......
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better than the movie
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really good - Alex Cross must face the ultimate test as a psychologist: how do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath? Especially one who appears to have a split personality-one who won't let the other half remember those horrific acts?
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Read the book, forget the movie. :)
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Very good book but suprised me in the end.
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This book was one of my first James Patterson books. I am hooked now. I am going to listen to all of them on audio. I would recommend this author and this book.
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Great writer and will keep u on your toes!
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Good book. I have found it better to start from the first book and go into the 2nd and then 3rd and so forth. That way u understand the characters much better....
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I have read more than a dozen books about Alex Cross and searched for Volume 1 to see how it all started.

Found it and invite you to see how Patterson has developed him over the years. Start the journey here and meet his endangered family.

Family is a familiar touchstone for Patterson - and Alex Cross.
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[from Clive Cussler:]
"As engrossing as it is graphic...'Along Came a Spider' is an incredibly suspenseful read with a one-of-a-kind villain who is as terrifying as he is intriguing. Has to be one of the best thrillers of the year."
--One of the early installments in the Alex Cross series. I agree completely with Cussler's remarks. (-Jim)
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I am not a fan of the Alex Cross books, so my review is not favorable.
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Very good read.
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When i first seen this book about 23 years ago,as an avid reader and book collector,i found the title a little odd.Little did i know that this writer and this book would become my favorite writer and this book was the first book of my favorite book series .Twenty books later i have read and own the entire ALEX CROSS SERIES.This book is a first rate thriller.Once you start the book and meet ALEX CROSS,his family and friends you will become hooked on the series.I will also promise you that the books just keep getting better and better.The bad guys just get insaner and insaner , as the series progresses you will meet a lot of character that i promise you ,you will never forget.KYLE Craig is one example of the many characters that will make this series an unforgettable ride.TWENTY books later and i still can't get enough of this book series .I am waiting for the next book that is out soon.
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Great suspense
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Another James Patterson that won't disappoint! Loved it!
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A good read!
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Excellent
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I love the Alex Cross novels. Some people claim the chapters are too short, but with my fast-paced lifestyle, sometimes that is good. This way I won't be in a middle of a chapter when I have to put my book down. This story is one of my favorite storylines. It pits Alex Cross against his nemesis Gary Soneji. They also made a movie on the book. They did a good job but it wasn't nearly as good as the book.
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Way better than the movie!
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good book. i like this author
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Begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actree and the young son of the Secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning.
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Great book!!
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I enjoy all of this series of books.
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Alex Cross, a black Washington, D.C., police detective with a Ph.D. in psychology, and Jezzie Flanagan, a white motorcycling Secret Service agent, become lovers as they work together to apprehend a chilling psychopath who has kidnapped two children from a posh private school. The psychotic villain, who aspires to become more notorious than Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann, is effectively nightmarish. Atypical characters, sex, sometimes shocking violence, and several surprising plot twists are all attention-grabbing, while short chapters with a shifting viewpoint add brisk pacing and genuine suspense. Patterson's storytelling talent is in top form in this grisly escapist yarn.
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Along came a spider...A lead character rich in dimension...written simply. powerfully, the book will satisfy mystery and thriller fans as well as students of the human condition.
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Another James Patterson good read; I could imagine Morgan Freeman playing Alex Cross. If you like Patterson, you'll love this one.
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James Patterson is just about the only non fiction writer whose books I read. I read mostly non fiction. The first book of his that I read was Kiss The Girls because it reminded me of some of the true crime books I read. Once I read it, I was hooked! I love the Alex Cross novels. They are my favorite of his works.
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Never saw the movie and that is fine - the book pulled me into its spell completely
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an excellent beginning to the alex cross series.
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It held my interest from cover to cover. Great!!
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I have read a lot of Patterson's books, except the Alex Cross series, so I decided to start at #1....I was NOT disappointed!! This was a great read (like most of his books) and I am looking forward to all of the rest. THIS BOOK IS HARD TO PUT DOWN!!!!!!
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Excellent read! Very fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns. Made me want to read the rest of the Alex Cross novels.
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Great book. The First in the Dectective Cross series. Great read, fast and keeps you very interested!!
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It was an excellent book I bought it after I saw the movie. The book is so much better
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Great book...love the Alex Cross series!
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Decent commercial type mystery series.
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One of the great early Alex Cross books.
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This is one of the good Alex Cross novels. It won't matter if you have read any before. The plot is quick and the book is a fast read.
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First Alex Cross Novel and one of the best. Great Villian.
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Awesome! I can't wait to see the movie again to compare! Just wish I had more time to read the rest of the series faster!
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Great book. Nothing like the movie.
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Anything by Patterson is good
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This was a good Alex Cross book, but not quite as good as Kiss the Girls.
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Loved this book...now a movie
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Excellent book!! Thrilling, makes you want to read more!
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This is the beginning of the Alex Cross Series and it is an excellent mystery/thriller. I would recommend it to anyone who likes this genre. If you haven't read it you are missing an excellent book.
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Psychological suspense.
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A little gory, but a great book.
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awesome book! I'm just starting the Alex Cross series and I love it. This book really gave me the creeps. I knew in the end he would catch the bad guy, but I just had to find out how. This book kept me turning pages to the very end!
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Excellent story, first in the series.
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My mom loved this book. Suspense scary book.
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Great story, DJ missing.
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**Please note this hardcover is in great condition but it is missing the dustjacket. Thank you.**
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