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The Postcard Killers (edition 2010)

by James Patterson, Liza Marklund

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Title:The Postcard Killers
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Liza Marklund
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2010), Hardcover, 432 pages
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Rating:****
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Postcard Killers is a standalone novel by authors James Patterson and Liza Marklund. NYPD cop Jacob Kanon is on the trail of serial killers who have been murdering newly married couples across the USA and Europe, including his own daughter. Kanon teams up with Dessie, a Swedish reporter who received a postcard from the killers in Stockholm and now they must race against time to catch the killers.

James Patterson actually did more of the running on this one coming up with the first draft and asking Marklund is she would like to be involvedRead the full review here ( )
  thecrimescene | Jul 29, 2014 |
Good murder mystery with a good plot and twist and turns to keep the reader interested. I've read a lot of Patterson books and this is the most violent and graphic of the ones I can remember, so reader beware. There is also some romance in the book, so again reader beware. The story follows a NYPD cop searching throughout Europe trying to track down the killers of his daughter, but the killers are elusive and conning, but they also seek attention by reaching out to the press to warn and then to show proof of what they have done. This is how they get the name "Postcard Killers." The deceptive assist the Stockholm police with several murders and with the help of Dessie he will unravel the story behind the killings and in the end justice is served. I won't say any more to avoid any further spoilers but I would recommend this book or any other written by James Patterson. Enjoy your next reading adventure because there are numberless new worlds and realities to discover. ( )
  nursewidener | Jan 2, 2014 |
This is a romance novel masquerading as a mystery. It was pretty terrible. Beware of books abandoned at airports! Oh, the horror.

Was James Patterson ever good or did my younger self just not know any better?? I remember enjoying several of his books in the past. What the hell happened? ( )
  diovival | Oct 14, 2013 |
NYPD detective Jack Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him—he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each restaurant through a killer's eyes.

Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have become victims of the same sadistic killers. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson. Every killing is preceded by a postcard to the local newspaper—and Kanon and Larsson think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, *The Postcard Killers* may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Good thriller of serial killers who prey on young couples and a driven NYPD cop chasing them and bringing in a Swedish crime reporter. ( )
  ZachMontana | Sep 9, 2013 |
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Uff da, Liza Marklund! Paret Marklund & Patterson har skapt et makkverk.
added by annek49 | editDagbladet, KURT HANSSEN (Feb 8, 2010)
 

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Europe is shocked by a series of gruesome murders in Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Berlin. The bodies of young couples are being found in poses that refer to well known works of art. Everything indicates that the killings are the work of a group of cold-blooded, ruthless killers. The only clue the police have is a postcard sent by the perpetrators. The daughter of the American policeman Jacob Kanon is one of the victims and Kanon is determined to find the serial killers. He works with a Swedish journalist Dessie Larsson. But then she is the one who receives a new postcard ...

The Postcard Killers is a fast moving thriller in which the super-sharp narrative style of James Patterson is combined with the great social insight of Liza Marklund. A unique project, a masterful crime novel.
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Europa wordt opgeschrikt door een reeks gruwelijke moorden in Parijs, Rome, Amsterdam en Berlijn. De lichamen van jonge stellen gevonden in houdingen die verwijzen naar bekende kunstwerken. Alles wijst erop dat de moorden het werk zijn van een groep koelbloedige, nietsontziende moordenaars. De enige aanwijzing die de politie heeft, is een door de daders verstuurde ansichtkaart.De dochter van de Amerikaanse politieman Jacob Kanon is een van de slachtoffers en Kanon is vastberaden de seriemoordenaars te vinden. Hij werkt daarbij samen met een Zweedse journaliste, Dessie Larsson. Maar dan is zij degene die een nieuwe ansichtkaart ontvangt…
Partnerruil is een voortrazende thriller waarin de razendscherpe vertelstijl van James Patterson wordt gecombineerd met het grote sociale inzicht van Liza Marklund. Een uniek project, een meesterlijke misdaadroman.
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Paris is stunning in the summer

NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.

The killing is simply marvelous

Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.

Wish you were here

Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:46 -0400)

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NYPD detective Jack Kanon and Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson traverse Europe in hot pursuit of a serial killer, one who sends a postcard before each murder and was responsible for the slayings of Jack's daughter and her boyfriend.

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