Alex Cross

29 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,622 ratings

Along Came a Spider Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Along Came a Spider by James Patterson.

The international best seller introducing Detective Alex Cross.

Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Alex Cross is charged with finding them. 

The kidnapper is their maths teacher, a man named Gary Soneji. As Cross gets pulled deeper into the strange world of the kidnapper, it becomes clear he is not what he seems....

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  • Book 1

    • Along Came a Spider

    • Alex Cross, Book 1
    • By: James Patterson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Along Came a Spider by James Patterson. The international best seller introducing Detective Alex Cross. Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Alex Cross is charged with finding them. The kidnapper is their maths teacher, a man named Gary Soneji. As Cross gets pulled deeper into the strange world of the kidnapper, it becomes clear he is not what he seems....

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 2

    • Kiss the Girls

    • Alex Cross, Book 2
    • By: James Patterson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Alex Cross’s niece, Naomi, is missing. Cross fears the disappearance could be linked to a string of recent abductions and murders. Two brilliant and twisted killers, operating on opposite sides of the country, are collaborating and competing, encouraging each other to perpetrate increasingly horrific crimes. Cross must hunt down these two brutal masterminds - not only to rescue his niece, but also to save the lives of the many others still in danger....

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 3

    • Jack and Jill

    • Alex Cross, Book 3
    • By: James Patterson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Jack and Jill by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross is stretched to breaking point as two killers hit Washington, DC. A controversial US Senator is found murdered in his Georgetown bed. On the other side of town, a beautiful little girl is found dead, savagely beaten. Alex Cross can’t solve both cases, and is forced to make an impossible choice. No one in Washington is safe - but can Cross discover the truth before the killer sets their sights on the ultimate target?

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 4

    • Cat and Mouse

    • Alex Cross, Book 4
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding, Raj Ghatak
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The fourth heart-stopping novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Just as Alex Cross is beginning to feel that life is good and he is finally coming out of the depression he's been in since the death of his wife, he is called to Union Station train terminal - a man is on the loose, firing at random into the swarming crowds of travellers. Psychopath Gary Soneji seems determined to go down in a blaze of glory, and he wants Alex Cross to be there. Will this be the final showdown?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jeff Harding Awesome

    • By Graham on 31-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • Pop Goes the Weasel

    • Alex Cross, Book 5
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    The latest from the author of When the Wind Blows and Kiss the Girls reveals Patterson at the peak of his power and is easily his most dynamic and compelling psychological thriller to date. Here is a chilling villain, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible, lacks complexity and boring

    • By Matty on 06-04-14

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 6

    • Roses Are Red

    • Alex Cross, Book 6
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The sixth novel in the Alex Cross detective series. A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing... Gripping from start to finish

    • By Nathan on 14-05-17

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 7

    • Violets Are Blue

    • Alex Cross, Book 7
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    The seventh novel in the Alex Cross series. The Mastermind is back - and he's hot on detective Alex Cross's trail. His cold, taunting threats leave Alex angry and deeply concerned for his family's safety. Two joggers have been found dead in San Francisco - bitten and hung by their feet to drain the blood. Further murders in California, and then on the East Coast as well, completely baffle Alex and the FBI. Is this the work of a cult, or role players, or even of modern-day vampires?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What is 'optional' when heading 'required'?

    • By Lytchett on 18-03-18

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 8

    • Four Blind Mice

    • Alex Cross, Book 8
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Alex Cross is preparing to resign from the Washington Police Force. He's enjoying the feeling; not least because the Mastermind is now in prison. And Alex has met a woman, Jamilla Hughes, and he is talking about the future. Then John Sampson shows up at the house, desperate for Alex's help. Three young military wives have been brutally killed during a 'girls' night out' and Sampson's friend, a master sergeant at the army base, stands accused.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best, not the worst.

    • By Mr N. on 22-01-15

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 9

    • Big Bad Wolf

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The 9th novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues perplexed. Across the country, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realises. They are being bought and sold. And it seems The Wolf is the master criminal behind this terrible trade and is bringing a new reign of terror to organised crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • compelling, brilliant, great, tense,

    • By Jay on 19-08-12

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 10

    • London Bridges

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The 10th book in James Patterson's Alex Cross series.Alex Cross, FBI agent, is back in his most explosive adventure yet. And so is the Wolf. And so is the Weasel. Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets the call. A town in Nevada has been annihilated and the Russian super-criminal known as the Wolf is claiming responsibility. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction and the thought of such dark genius at work makes Alex's blood run cold, and he is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost feels like an abridged version

    • By I T Platt on 17-06-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 11

    • Mary, Mary

    • Alex Cross, Book 11
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Somebody is intent on murdering Hollywood's A-list. A well-known actress has been shot outside her Beverly Hills home. Shortly afterwards, the Los Angeles Times receives an email describing the murder in vivid detail. It is signed Mary Smith. More killings and emails follow - the victims are all major Hollywood players. Is it the work of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something far more terrifying?

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 12

    • Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    The 12th novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Alex Cross was a rising star in Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter killed his wife, Maria, in front of him. Years later, having left the FBI and returned to practising psychology, Alex finally feels his life is in order... Until his former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favour. John's tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown and he needs Alex to help find this brutal predator. When the case triggers a connection to Maria's death, could Alex have a chance to catch his wife's murderer? Will this be justice at long last? Or the endgame in his own deadly obsession? From the man the Sunday Telegraph called 'the master of the suspense genre', CROSS is the ultimate, high-velocity, high-emotion thriller, and the one Alex Cross's fans waited years to read.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story and suspense throughout

    • By JennyT on 13-10-15

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 13

    • Double Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Michael Stuhlbarg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Just when Alex Cross thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game - this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other. A spate of elaborate murders in Washington, D.C., have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen.

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Double Cross

    • Alex Cross, Book 13
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez, Michael Stuhlbarg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    From the man the Sunday Telegraph called the "master of the suspense genre" comes the next high-velocity thriller in the Alex Cross series: James Patterson and Alex Cross fans cannot wait to listen to Double Cross.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really poor

    • By mollyeyre on 19-03-16

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 14

    • Cross Country

    • Alex Cross, Book 14
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Peter J Fernandez, Dion Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Alex Cross is drawn into a bitter personal battle against corruption, conspiracy and savage violence in a chase that takes him through a vast and uncompromising landscape. When Cross is called to investigate a massacre-style murder scene, he is shocked to find that the victim is an old friend. Angry, hurt and more determined than ever, Cross begins the hunt for the perpetrators of this cruel crime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • American psychopathsdon't make the cut

    • By Marielouise on 24-10-08

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 15

    • Alex Cross's Trial

    • Alex Cross, Book 15
    • By: Richard Dilallo, James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Shawn Andrew
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Separated by time, connected by blood, united by bravery. Alex Cross tells the irresistible story - passed down through the generations - of an ancestor's courageous fight for freedom. From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great-uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not for me

    • By Andrea Lee on 06-03-18

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 16

    • I, Alex Cross

    • Alex Cross, Book 16
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Tim Cain, Michael Gervais
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that his niece, Caroline, has been found brutally murdered. Cross vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that Caroline was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Kim &Amp;#57430; on 31-08-10

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 17

    • Cross Fire

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Andre Braugher, Jay O Sanders
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Detective Alex Cross and Bree’s wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most hated public figures: a corrupt congressman and an underhanded lobbyist. As more crooked politicians are picked off with similar long-range shots, public opinion is divided – is the marksman a vigilante or a hero?Media coverage of the case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cross at his most vunerable, romantic and his best!

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-06-16

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 18

    • Kill Alex Cross

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Andre Braugher, Zach Grenier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school – an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want Cross too close.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT ALEX CROSS BOOK

    • By taluth on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 19

    • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    • Alex Cross, Book 19
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. Nana Mama’s famous pecan pie is in the oven and the kids are hanging their favourite ornaments on the tree. Just as Alex’s wife, Bree, emerges from the kitchen with a bowl of homemade eggnog, his phone rings with news that shatters the night: At a nearby home, a family has been taken hostage - and the situation is spiralling out of control fast. Alex rushes to the scene and confronts the unthinkable: A father is threatening to murder his own children and his ex-wife. Then just as the insanity peaks, a second horrific situation explodes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The tension is high

    • By Clem on 26-06-16

    Regular price: £19.99

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