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Mary, Mary (2005)

by James Patterson

Series: Alex Cross (11)

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Fiction. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:Someone is murdering Hollywood's A-list, and Alex Cross's family vacation is cut short as he navigates a mysterious world of luxury, gossip, and hidden secrets.
FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family in Disneyland when he gets a call: a well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an email describing the murder in vivid details. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again.
Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever been confronted with before. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? Now members of Hollywood's A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.
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Mary Mary. James Patterson. 2005. Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disney World when he is asked to look into what may be a serial murder. He is reluctant to get involved and has to work carefully around the LAPD but eventually identifies the murderer. Interspersed with his police work are details about his family life. It has been years since I have read an Alex Cross book, and he has moved from the police department to the FBI and somewhere along the line he has had an additional child that he wants custody of . As satisfying as all the books in this series are. ( )
  judithrs | Aug 31, 2022 |
I read it this week at work and loved it. I just bought the next book in the series and then I will be caught up on his series. I really enjoyed this book a lot and was surprised by the ending, Few books do that to me. ( )
  KyleneJones | Apr 25, 2022 |
Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Mary Smith is targeting Hollywood stars and power brokers, and she is getting better every time.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 17, 2021 |
I liked this story. I liked the less action more research in this novel. I also like the "voice" of Mary Smith. The plot was deceptively simple yet complex. Yet it had me guessing until the end. It was also kind of sad. Talked to loneliness and over worked underappreciated single mother's who need help. As a single mother I can understand the feeling though not the result. I was sure there was more to it than met the eye and I was correct ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
Patterson's Alex Cross novels are like the very tastiest junk food (and I love junk food). His characters are human and well formed and his plots, while not the most complicated, are meaty enough. Even his short chapter structure makes it easy reading. Mary Mary is quintessential. A serial killer starts in New York, moves to LA and sends emails describing each kill. The emails are from Mary Smith. ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
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This one is for my buds-Johnny, Frankie, Ned, Jim and Jim, Steve, Mike, Tom, and Tom, Merrill, David, Peter, B.J., Del, Hal, Ron, Mickey and Bobby, Joe, Art.

And it's for Mary Jordan, who makes it all work somehow, and who couldn't be more different from the notorious Mary, Mary.
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Fiction. Mystery. Thriller. HTML:Someone is murdering Hollywood's A-list, and Alex Cross's family vacation is cut short as he navigates a mysterious world of luxury, gossip, and hidden secrets.
FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family in Disneyland when he gets a call: a well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an email describing the murder in vivid details. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again.
Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever been confronted with before. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? Now members of Hollywood's A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.

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Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Her calling card: "You've got mail." On a family vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross is asked to investigate the shooting of a top actress...and an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times with shocking details about the murder, signed Mary Smith. More killings and more e-mails follow, and Mary Smith is getting better every time. To hunt down this merciless killer of Tinseltown's elite, Cross must navigate a world where the stars sip San Pellegrino at the Ivy as hopefuls hover around studio gates with 8 X 10 glossies. And when the case catapults into blockbuster proportions, Cross and the LAPD scramble to find a pattern--before Mary sends one more chilling update.
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Editions: 031615976X, 0446619035, 1594830932, 0316154768

 

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