Violets Are Blue ~ Detective Alex Cross Series by James Patterson

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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...
 

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 19, 2001 by Little, Brown and Company. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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The moment the vampire chronicles end, Cross, without missing a beat, turns to that other serial killer, and soon, courtesy of one of his famous profiler’s hunches, has the Mastermind in his sights.

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Washington, D.C., police detective Alex Cross returns for another visit (after Roses Are Red) to the top of the lists—and for two new cases of disparate quality.

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It was a memorable night for many reasons --- the cross-dresser blocking traffic at the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann's will never fade from memory --- but one memory came rushing back, over and over, as I read VIOLETS ARE BLUE by James Patterson.

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This is an early Patterson novel, about Detective Alex Cross, the protagonist that made Patterson famous, a book written when he had only 17 other books to his credit, when he only had one that was written with someone else.

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'Roses Are Red', Patterson's previous novel ended on a shocking cliffhanger, regarding the identity of the Mastermind, the cunning killer whom Alex Cross was tracking.

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