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    Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the "crime of the century," is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police.

Year: 1993
Genre: Police Procedural

    Kiss the Girls by James Patterson

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.

Year: 1995
Genre: Police ProceduralSerial Killer

    Jack & Jill by James Patterson

In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out. No one in Washington is safe - not children, not politicians, not even the President of the United States. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case - but will he discover the truth in time?

Year: 1996
Genre: Psychological Thriller

    Cat & Mouse by James Patterson

Two killers -- one operating in America, one in Europe -- believe Alex Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game each has planned. And Alex must contend with something he hasn't known since the loss of his wife: he's falling deeply in love, and this romance will make him, and her, all the more vulnerable...

Year: 1997
Genre: Serial Killer

    Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson

Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace. To read Pop Goes the Weasel is to discover why James Patterson is one of the world's greatest suspense writers.

Year: 1999
Genre: Psychological Thriller

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1993Along Came a Spider by James Patterson Police Procedural, Alex Cross
1995Kiss the Girls by James Patterson Police Procedural, Serial Killer, Alex Cross
1996Jack & Jill by James Patterson Psychological Thriller, Alex Cross
1997Cat & Mouse by James Patterson Serial Killer, Alex Cross
1999Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson Psychological Thriller, Alex Cross
2000Roses are Red by James Patterson Bank Robbery, Hostage, Alex Cross
2001Violets are Blue by James Patterson Serial Killer, Alex Cross
2002Four Blind Mice by James Patterson Legal Thriller, Alex Cross
2003The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson Police Procedural, FBI, Alex Cross
2004London Bridges by James Patterson Espionage, Terrorist, Alex Cross