About The Author
James Patterson was born on 22 March 1947. He studied and ManhattanCollege where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree. This was followed by a Masters from VanderbiltUniversity.
He used to work in advertising and only retired from this profession in 1996 where he became a full time writer.
The genre that he is best known for is producing fictional detective novels. He has created two distinctly different detective series which have not only been sold worldwide but have also become part of history by topping the bestseller book lists many times over.
The Idea Behind The Alex Cross Series
The Alex Cross series of books is about a black detective and psychologist who lives and works in Washington DC.
At the beginning of the collection of these novels he used to work for the Metropolitan Police Department within the homicide division. He moved on to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation before leaving to work as a private psychologist and consultant for the government.
These books have become some of the most popular stories around the world and consistently do well in an array of best seller lists.
There are over 15 titles within the Alex Cross Detective Series.
- Along Came a Spider
- Kiss The Girls
- Jack & Jill
- Cat & Mouse
- Pop Goes the Weasel
- Roses are Red
- Violets are Blue
- Four Blind Mice
- The Big Bad Wolf
- London Bridges
- Mary Mary
- Double Cross
- Cross Country
- Alex Cross’s Trial
- I, Alex Cross
- Cross Fire
So far I have read four books from the series but I am slowly working my way through them. If you are looking for the perfect book for the beach or a long haul flight then you will be able to get fully absorbed in an Alex Cross case. Whether you like paperback books like me or you prefer the new fandangle devices otherwise known as the Kindle or the Ipad, you will adore these books. Happy reading.