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Along Came A Spider

Patterson, James (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Along Came A Spider

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Police detective Alex Cross becomes caught up in a kidnapping case that may involve Gary Soneji, a teacher at an elite private school, who is also a schizophrenic psychopath and serial murderer.
Authors: Patterson, James, 1947-
Title: Along came a spider
Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Books, 2001, c1992.
Edition: Warner Books ed.
Characteristics: 502, 14 p. ;,18 cm.
Notes: Includes bonus excerpt from "1st to die" by James Patterson.
Paw Prints reissue with ISBN 9781439561539.
"Movie tie-in"--Spine.
Audience: 600
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 71 10230
Accelerated Reader AR 43 10150
ISBN: 9780785734789
Statement of Responsibility: James Patterson
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 7.1 23.0 Quiz: 00273 Guided reading level: NR.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.3 15.0 Quiz: 66152.
Subject Headings: Washington (D.C.) Fiction. Secret service Fiction. Private schools Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Secret service
Private schools
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Mar 06, 2014
  • redworc rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I've always enjoyed the Alex Cross novels and thought this a good story. What is it with these authors that can only describe using the f word? I can think of several very successful ones that never have it appear in their writings. It is off putting to say the least.

This is the first book of the Alex Cross series. It was my second of Patterson's books. Great book full of suspense. Highly recommend.

Jul 30, 2013
  • Neuilly rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

My first James Patterson, and the beginning of one of his bestselling series....but I don't really get all the hype. I read it fast enough, and it's a page turner, but I find the characters mostly flat and bordering on stereotypical. The villain is the most interesting, but the interactions between the two "leads" left me with a lot of eye rolling. Good for a quick read and non-stop pacing, but if you're looking for depth or character development this just didn't cut the mustard for me. And some of the dialogue was just very over-the-top cheesy.

Apr 27, 2013
  • rahmmie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good book, entertaining, lots of unexpected twists in the plot

Apr 25, 2013
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Haven't read too many of James Patterson books but do like the character Alex Cross...and will read more that have him in....

Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

First of the Alex Cross series, but not the first one a read. Double Cross was much better for reasons I will keep tomyself.

I love James Patterson! His books are so easy to read and they go by quickly with the short chapters...they are easy to follow and intrigueing.

Jun 21, 2012
  • BigMoose rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I suppose I had to get around to reading a Patterson/Alex Cross mystery sooner or later. So, I started at the beginning. The story was okay and a bit captivating, but the language was filthy, and I had a few other issues with it. It took some interesting turns along the way as all good mysteries must. So, this was my first and last Patterson.

May 21, 2012
  • wepa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great book!

Jan 07, 2012
  • sophiejudson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of, if not the best, book I have ever read!

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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Alex Crossinvestigates the kidnapping of a movie starlet's daughter and the son of the secretary of the treasury.


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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Some swears, but not a lot.

Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Murders,but not in graphic detail.

Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Again, not in graphic detail.


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