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Subject: James Patterson fans, Help Please!
Date Posted: 11/25/2007 9:16 AM ET
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I think im going to get a couple of his books for Xmas, can someone help me with the order, i know the Womens murder club, is up to 6th Target, and 7th Heaven will be out later, but what about

The Quickie?

You've Been Warned?

Step on  A Crack?

do these follow another book, he came out with all these books around the same time frame, and im confused!

thank you for your help

ttfn

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 10:15 AM ET
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Paula -- those are all individual books that do not need to be read in any order.

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 6:11 PM ET
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Those books are not part of any series.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 4:05 AM ET
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He writes with a few co-writers so that's how he churns some of them out quickly. I'm a major Patterson fan and think they're all great books but his individual books don't  quite have the  plot "depth" that his Alex Cross or women's murder club mysteries do. That's just my personal observation. But they're all very good.  I have all three you mentioned but haven't read them yet.  And like others already said, those are individual books so they can be read in any order.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 8:45 AM ET
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thank u all for your help!

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 7:29 PM ET
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I'm pretty sure that Step on a Crack is the first in another new series of his!!!  :)

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 7:46 PM ET
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It is Mel.

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 1:43 PM ET
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Just read the quickie, got from Friends of the Library, not sure if I would like, but started it & was pleasantly surprized it was an excellent read, very much like his women's murder club series which are my favoritest. Don't let the title or story line turn u off, very good story. Some of this with other authors i have not been crazy about. Haven't read double cross yet, haven't wanted to pay full price, usually look at used book stores, & can get within a couple of months after out at fraction of the cost (friends of the library 1st ed was only $2.00 hardback). What can i say? i am on disability & love to read & love great bargains!

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 1:45 PM ET
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sorry, did get you've been warned & didn't finish, didn't care for, his step on a crack was very good. With it he starts with a new person who i think he is going to write more stories about.

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 1:54 PM ET
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thank u all for your help!

Happy Holidays