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Violets Are Blue ~ Detective Alex Cross Series (original 2001; edition 2001)

by James Patterson (Author)

Series: Alex Cross (7)

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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.… (more)
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Title:Violets Are Blue ~ Detective Alex Cross Series
Authors:James Patterson (Author)
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2001), Edition: 1st, 393 pages
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Violets Are Blue by James Patterson (2001)

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This was not one of my favorite books in the Alex Cross series. I found it too wordy and drawn out. ( )
  bah195 | Mar 27, 2021 |
it just keeps getting better. Each Alex Cross book is better than the last. I love it! ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
Lorna got it at fenlon books. Vampires? Really? not a great book. ( )
  MustangGuy | Jul 22, 2020 |
Violets Are Blue follows directly on from Roses Are Red's lightning bolt ending where the identity of the Mastermind was, perhaps, revealed depending upon how you interpreted the final lines of the book.

Pleasingly, the answer isn't simply revealed here, instead the truth is danced around, and what would appear to be contrary evidence to the answer is presented, whilst also confirming evidence giving credence to the potential identity of the Mastermind is also presented. It's quite a compelling story arc, all the while there is a pair of vampire emulating killers on the loose across the country killing numerous people in a graphic depraved manner.

After this crime is solved, the story the returns to the Mastermind arc where after tying into several events & points of previous books the identity is revealed in a climatic and satisfying ending. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Jul 24, 2019 |
Great read! This was my first Patterson book and I can now see why he's such a popular author. he writes in such a way that is very easy for anyone to follow. His word usage and sentence structure is plain but very blunt and to the point. His story is well told. He definitely takes you on a splendid roller coaster ride with his larger than life characters. Although this book was #7 in the Cross series, I did not feel at all lost or left out of the story. Patterson carries on gracefully in this way. Very good read. I'm looking forward to reading more from Patterson soon! ( )
  SumisBooks | Jan 1, 2018 |
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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.

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5 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0446611212, 0316693235, 158621196X, 0316686565, 1586211986

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