Mary, Mary by James Patterson

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FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family in Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid details. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again.

Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever been confronted with before. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? Now members of Hollywood's A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published November 1, 2005 by Little, Brown and Company. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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Superstar psychologist Alex Cross's quality time with his kids is interrupted by…another serial killer!

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Book Reporter

This is just what Alex needed --- a little.

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USA Today

FBI agent investigates serial murderer of Hollywood stars.

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Reviewing the Evidence

FBI agent Alex Cross is pulled away from his family and an assignation with his latest lady friend during his vacation in Disneyland to answer the FBI's call for him to look at what's adding up to be a serial killer in Los Angeles.

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It's hard to believe James Patterson could top the last Alex Cross book but this one has to be the best of the series.

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Every time that I was getting to enjoy the case and the intensity that ensued, Patterson would insert a family section that slowed things down to a crawl and distracted the reader form the main reason they are reading the book (the case portion).

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Curious Book Fans

I find myself warming to all the family characters too and I think it is extremely successful the way the family story works alongside the crime story.

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