Book Reviews of Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7)

Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7)
Violets Are Blue - Alex Cross, Bk 7
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780446611213
ISBN-10: 0446611212
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 669

3.9 stars, based on 669 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

69 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Well written but very bizarre. Not for the faint of heart. This book follows "Roses are Red". The first two-thirds of the book is gory, sensational, filler. You could start at chapter 93 and not miss much. In fact the end of this book should have been included in Roses are Red, and the beginning of Violets of blue could have easily been a completely different book. I recommend reading "Roses are Red" and then read the end of "Violets are Blue" to finish the story. In my humble opinion.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is book seven of the Alex Cross series and as always for me is is a great page turner. As all of the Alex Cross novels the story also picks up where it left off with "Roses are Red." Because as Cross is on the case, The Mastermind is still lurking and taunting him. Once again, the heartless killer threatens everything and everyone that Alex Cross cares about. The Mastermind wants Alex dead, and he will not stop the mayhem and rampage until he gets his wish. Could this be the end for Alex Cross?

I thought it was a really good read. The action is sharp and fast-paced, with almost a cliff-hanger lurking around every chapter. The chapters are also very short, which makes it all the more easier to read. The narration is quite powerful and convincing; you can tell that Patterson has the most fun when he has Alex Cross narrating the story.

The violence in this book is more graphic than it usually is for most of what Ihave read so far from Patterson but with the killers being vampires, what do you expect.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A great conclusion to Roses are Red. Very action packed and suspensful. Patterson does a great job of weaving a story to keep readers interested until the very end. I definitly would not read this one without reading Roses are Red though, you might feel a little loss.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 85 more book reviews
One of his best.....
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 85 more book reviews
Fans of James Patterson's resourceful cop Alex Cross will be relieved to find that he's back on familiar territory with Violets Are Blue--and, more importantly, that this is one of the best Alex Cross thrillers yet.

The malign criminal genius of Roses Are Red is fixing to give Alex a hard time once again. The FBI joins Patterson's dogged cop in a particularly unsettling investigation: two San Francisco joggers have been viciously murdered and are found suspended by their feet, with all the blood drained from their corpses. And when further brutal deaths follow in California and on the East Coast, Alex is forced to contemplate the bizarre possibility of modern-day vampires, although his instincts point him to one of the many sinister religious cults that flourish on the West Coast. Aided by Jamilla Hughes, a streetwise young woman detective from San Francisco, Alex finds that he has to crack not one but two impenetrable mysteries to stop further bloodletting.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 19 more book reviews
one of the many good Alex Cross novels
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 21 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 18 more book reviews
Great Alex Cross murder mystery.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 130 more book reviews
excellent story featuring alex cross. he finially captures the mastermind.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 15 more book reviews
This is almost two completely separate tales in one book. One involves gruesome murders where the blood has been drained from the victims. This series of gorey murders leads into the world of modern vampires. This is frightening and intriguing and draws the reader into the dark world of fact and fiction surrounding this cult-like existence. It is both fascinating and repelling at the same time. When the Mastermind, the bad guy from Roses Are Red, turns out to be involved, then it begins to feel like two separate stories that never quite seem to fit themselves together. This would have been far better had the Mastermind not been a part of this. That part feels forced. You never feel like "Oh yeah, now I see who it was!" more like "Oh, him........well, I guess so."
It just kind of fizzles in the finale.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 10 more book reviews
Another great book in the Alex Cross series.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 50 more book reviews
D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes, but even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park -- killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Than, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles -- as his nemesis, the nerciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and, once again, threatens everything he holds dear.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 7 more book reviews
Another Great James Patterson Book!!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 90 more book reviews
Incredible! Fantastic!! Couldn't put it aside for more than 5 minutes. I've read all James Pattersons books and this is the best.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 9 more book reviews
Not Patterson's best, but enjoyable.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 16 more book reviews
James Patterson.........what more can I say?

I haven't read ONE that I don't like!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 24 more book reviews
It is a great read. I was surprised by the ending.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 48 more book reviews
Another page turner...you won't be able to put "Violets" down until you've reached the back cover! It really is this good!!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 145 more book reviews
Patterson has done it again. Another book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps you reading no matter what. I never get tired of his imagination!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 21 more book reviews
Another novel by James Patterson that you won't be able to put down until you've reached the last page.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 5 more book reviews
As usual James Patterson keeps you guessing til the end. A must read book
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 3 more book reviews
Fast-moving and gory, but character's complexities are nicely explored.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 187 more book reviews
I really like James Patterson's Alex Cross character. He's the kind of detective you hope would be investigating the murder of someone you knew [heaven forbid!] The Mastermind is back and Alex is determined to catch him. This novel takes a couple twists and turns, and the ending will surprise you.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 68 more book reviews
This whole series is great! They're always fast paced & keep me turning pages!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 24 more book reviews
I have only read a few of James Patteron books, but I always enjoy them. I also enjoy the movies that are based on his novels. He is great at suspenseful thrillers. Great read!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 170 more book reviews
So far my least favorite of the Alex Cross series. So much about this story was off from the series. I am taking a break after this book, I truly disliked it!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 15 more book reviews
This is one of the better books in the series with one caveat. Telling us who the Mastermind was on the last page of the previous book. I really didn't like knowing throughout the book who it was. But, the other story about vampire killers was really good.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 22 more book reviews
Wonderful Alex Cross action suspense novels. Loved it!!!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 72 more book reviews
The story started out good, just like most all of James Patterson books. However, somewhere along the story line, it morphed into a bizarre murder mystery with modern-day "vampire" killers, of all things! I got a bit turned off by the time I finished the book. After all, I can get that kind of story filed under "Fantasy".

I sort of got the impression this story was put together quickly as a sequel to "Roses Are Red", but we knew who the Mastermind was by the time we finished that book. We also knew, after reading the Alex Cross series, that the Mastermind would be stopped eventually, so why concoct a storyline with "vampire" killers? I say Mr. Patterson (or his ghost writer) should have kept it on a more believable level.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 17 more book reviews
Alex Cross is a great character. The books should be read in order.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 59 more book reviews
Couldn't put it down!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 23 more book reviews
Another Alex Cross suspense thriller involving 'The Mastermind'.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 44 more book reviews
Patterson is wonderful again
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 26 more book reviews
D.C. Dectective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park -- killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles ... as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and, once again, threatens everything he holds clear....
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 8 more book reviews
A murder/detective story that takes place in San Francisco
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 33 more book reviews
All I can say is 'WOW'. At first I thought it was a bit farfetched, but as I got into it more and more I couldn't put it down.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 160 more book reviews
Very enjoyable book that is hard to put down!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 57 more book reviews
The SEVENTH book in the series featuring Alex Cross who is a psychiatrist and homicide cop in Washington D.C.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 37 more book reviews
very good book
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 54 more book reviews
Fast paced reading. Excellent book!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 459 more book reviews
Alex Cross investigates the brutal murders of 2 joggers. Then the carnage becomes worse, leaving a trail of blood across the country. One of the best in the series.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 38 more book reviews
The main plot never really provides closure. Why was the sire and his minions doing what they were doing?
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 380 more book reviews
D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scents but even he was appalled by this one - two joggers murdered in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and the FBI is baffled. As Cross is called into take on the case, carnage takes off leaving a trail of bodies across America - his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him and again threatens everything he holds dear.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 20 more book reviews
A great addition to the Alex Cross crime series!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 118 more book reviews
"D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even his is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Franciso's Golden Gate Park -- killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans." -from the cover
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 6 more book reviews
Should be read along with Pattersons other book.."Roses Are Red"
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 215 more book reviews
This is one of his best. It blew me away. Wow!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on
Another great book by Patterson. Can't wait to see where he takes this series next!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 285 more book reviews
"ANOTHER PAGE-TURNER...YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT 'VIOLETS' DOWN UNTIL YOU'VE REACHED THE BACK COVER." New York Times

D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park--killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles..as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and, once again, threatens everything he holds dear...
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 164 more book reviews
D. C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles...as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and, once again, threatens everything he holds dear...
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 36 more book reviews
Not my cup of tea.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 50 more book reviews
`alex cross is suprised at the joggers muders that look like some animals killed them. and he follows the trail across the usa
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 41 more book reviews
A real thriller
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 22 more book reviews
I like the Alex Cross novels
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 46 more book reviews
If you like the Alex Cross books you will like this book. I couldn't put it down. Good twist ending.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 373 more book reviews
D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts that humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles...as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and, once again, threatens everything he holds dear...
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 167 more book reviews
Good read.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 158 more book reviews
D.C. detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles...as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and, once again, threatens everything he holds dear...
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 60 more book reviews
An Alex Cross Novel
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 117 more book reviews
Alex Cross is involved in a series of killings that look like the work of savage beasts. The carnage begins in San Francisco and sweeps across America to Savannah,Los Vegas,New Orleans,LA. This is another thrilling Alex Cross novel, maybe the best to date in my opinion.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 117 more book reviews
Great book, great plot, very unique twist on the story.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 367 more book reviews
Two joggers are found murdered in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and the killings are bizarrely reminiscent of a Washington, D.C. case that Alex Cross has been unable to solve. He is called to San Francisco, and then learns of similar murders in eight cities from Las Vegas to Charleston. Together with a female San Francisco detective, Cross plunges into a menacing world where posing explodes into bloodlust and frenzy, even as he is being stalked by a terrifying criminal who calls himself the Mastermind.

James Patterson is at his most shocking and suspenseful best in a novel that will stun and satisfy his vast audience.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 7 more book reviews
A wonderful book by James Patterson.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 105 more book reviews
Never really identified with the characters. Didn't see much ingenuity behind the protagonists or antagonists.

My first James Patterson novel. This felt like it was deadline driven and hopefully not representative of his work.

1 star out of 5
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 19 more book reviews
Enjoyably spooky. New York TImes says, "Another page turner...You won't want to put it down"
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 711 more book reviews
D.C.Dectective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park---killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 89 more book reviews
creepy but critical in the onging tale of the mastermind. Alex Cross is a main character you won't forget anytime soon.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 4 more book reviews
This is about a detective that has seen several murders but finally has a case that he is even grossed out about!
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 269 more book reviews
great