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James Patterson : Violets Are Blue

Author: James Patterson
Title: Violets Are Blue
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 416
Date: 2002-10-01
ISBN: 0446611212
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Latest: 2015/04/07
Weight: 0.45 pounds
Size: 1.25 x 4.25 x 6.88 inches
Edition: 1st U.S. Paperback Printing October 2002
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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... Review
Fans of James Patterson's resourceful cop Alex Cross will be relieved to find that he's back on familiar territory with Violets Are Blue--and, more importantly, that this is one of the best Alex Cross thrillers yet.

The malign criminal genius of Roses Are Red is fixing to give Alex a hard time once again. The FBI joins Patterson's dogged cop in a particularly unsettling investigation: two San Francisco joggers have been viciously murdered and are found suspended by their feet, with all the blood drained from their corpses. And when further brutal deaths follow in California and on the East Coast, Alex is forced to contemplate the bizarre possibility of modern-day vampires, although his instincts point him to one of the many sinister religious cults that flourish on the West Coast. Aided by Jamilla Hughes, a streetwise young woman detective from San Francisco, Alex finds that he has to crack not one but two impenetrable mysteries to stop further bloodletting.

Patterson fans expect the extremely concise, page-turning chapters (116 of them here!), along with a reluctance to dawdle over details of his hero's personal life, and both characteristics are firmly back in place. If you can resist reading this one in just a few sittings, you deserve some kind of a thriller reader's medal. --Barry Forshaw,

Reviews: Chris (United Kingdom) (2009/12/28):
Yet another fab read from James Patterson. His books are like a legal drug that has to be taken daily.
I think it is vital to read the Alex Cross books in the sequence they were written, in order to follow the personal life of Alex and the ongoing links to the criminals, and the next on my list is Four Blind Mice. I have no doubt it will be great.

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