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This Alex Cross book is suspenseful It keeps you guessing throughout I don t think I have ever read a book where I debated whether it was a man or woman in my life I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of this one since there wasemphasis on the psychology of the perp than some of the other books Also, this one was not as predictable as a lot of these books can be I still have no idea where Alex s personal life is going It seems to be changing book to book He sure has an active p This Alex Cross book is suspenseful It keeps you guessing throughout I don t think I have ever read a book where I debated whether it was a man or woman in my life I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of this one since there wasemphasis on the psychology of the perp than some of the other books Also, this one was not as predictable as a lot of these books can be I still have no idea where Alex s personal life is going It seems to be changing book to book He sure has an active personal life for someone who works so many hours yet this personal life is ridiculously unlucky My quick and simple overall a really good installment into the Alex Cross series that keeps you guessing from the beginning to the end [[ FREE ]] ↽ Mary, Mary ☠ FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family in Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director A well known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e mail 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 againRight 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 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 chilling update FBI Agent Alex Cross was on a well deserved holiday with his family in Los Angeles when he was called into a horrific murder case The killer was taking out Hollywood actresses one after the other Emails were being sent to a newspaper editor telling of the killings in graphic detail and signing them, Mary Smith More killings following with the FBI and LAPD scrambling to find answers and capture the culprit would Alex Cross be the one to apprehend the killer Mary, Mary is the 11th in the A FBI Agent Alex Cross was on a well deserved holiday with his family in Los Angeles when he was called into a horrific murder case The killer was taking out Hollywood actresses one after the other Emails were being sent to a newspaper editor telling of the killings in graphic detail and signing them, Mary Smith More killings following with the FBI and LAPD scrambling to find answers and capture the culprit would Alex Cross be the one to apprehend the killer Mary, Mary is the 11th in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson and one I ve had on my kindle since 2014 Things have changed between Mary, Mary and the latest Cross, but still the strength, honour and integrity of Alex Cross shines through Short chapters with intense, fast paced writing, it s easy to fly through James Patterson s thrillers while thoroughly enjoying them Recommended I swore off all Patterson books years ago after the little girl who sprouted wings, but when I saw a friend s review of this one recently, I decided to give him another chance The Alex Cross series has been pretty consistent over the years, and this one came through as well with a solid story I do not recommend the audio version, however It had sound effects and background music, which just sounded cheesy, IMO. Book 11 in the Alex Cross series First published 2005.I have to admit that this book was a bit of a step up from the last Alex Cross book I read London Bridges which I struggled to give two stars to.All the usual Patterson scenarios, homicidal maniac, who calls herself Mary Smith, short sharp chapters, fast paced and some cringe worthy family time For awhile there I thought that there was going to be some serious problems in the, other wise, perfect Cross family but alas it came to nothing.M Book 11 in the Alex Cross series First published 2005.I have to admit that this book was a bit of a step up from the last Alex Cross book I read London Bridges which I struggled to give two stars to.All the usual Patterson scenarios, homicidal maniac, who calls herself Mary Smith, short sharp chapters, fast paced and some cringe worthy family time For awhile there I thought that there was going to be some serious problems in the, other wise, perfect Cross family but alas it came to nothing.Mary Smith is running around killing very high profile women in L.A., women who are at the top of their profession and seem to be loving, caring mothers Just after the murders the killer Mary sends an email, detailing the reasons behind the killings, to one of Hollywoods leading gossip columnists Who then informs the police but by the time the police get this information it s already too late for the victim, she s dead.As a special favour to the current President Alex Cross is sent to L.A to help the LAPD in what ever way he can Needles to say the head of the LAPD investigation takes an instant dislike to the famous Alex Cross and the whole thing becomes a macho, chest thumping confrontation.There were enough twists and turns to keep me turning pages As I said earlier, a step up from my last outing with Mr Patterson but still a bit too predictable to be a great read.For me 3.5 stars is about right but to be charitable I m rounding up to 4 stars 4.5 stars This was a great one Fantastic and surprising plot and the ending was perfect, couldn t have been any better Patterson is back on track with this addition to the Alex Cross series Detective turned FBI Agent Cross is drawn in a suspected case of a female serial killer which is unique Each of the victims is tied to the movie industry Besides leaving trademark stickers with the letters A or B on them, Mary Smith also emails a Los Angeles Times entertainment writer a letter to the victim describing how the gruesome crime was committed.Alex s family life seems to be imploding as Christine Johnson attempt Patterson is back on track with this addition to the Alex Cross series Detective turned FBI Agent Cross is drawn in a suspected case of a female serial killer which is unique Each of the victims is tied to the movie industry Besides leaving trademark stickers with the letters A or B on them, Mary Smith also emails a Los Angeles Times entertainment writer a letter to the victim describing how the gruesome crime was committed.Alex s family life seems to be imploding as Christine Johnson attempts to gain sole custody of LIttle Alex and his relationship with San Francisco police detective Jamilla starts to crumble under the pressure of his job.Patterson has turned back to the type of stories that made Alex Cross so interesting quick paced suspence and just a touch of mystery The identity of Mary is kept a secret until a very surprising ending Patterson definitely throws a few red herrings at the readers with this one Mary Mary is an Alex Cross novel, and that normally would be a good thing, except that it isn t Patterson started writing Cross novels in 1992, with Along Came a Spider, which instituted the forumla of pitting Alex against this week s serial killer Along Came a Spider pitted Cross, a psychiatrist who doubles as a Washington D.C homicide detective, against a copycat serial killer seeking to emulate the best work of others Mary Mary is the next of the line one hopes it s the last Having said Mary Mary is an Alex Cross novel, and that normally would be a good thing, except that it isn t Patterson started writing Cross novels in 1992, with Along Came a Spider, which instituted the forumla of pitting Alex against this week s serial killer Along Came a Spider pitted Cross, a psychiatrist who doubles as a Washington D.C homicide detective, against a copycat serial killer seeking to emulate the best work of others Mary Mary is the next of the line one hopes it s the last Having said that, if you ve never read any of the Alex Cross novels, please read this one first That way, you ll get the lousy one out of the way, and you can enjoy Kiss The Girls and even mediocre fare like The Big Bad Wolf that muchBut if you have read even one Alex Cross novel or any bookadvanced than The Very Hungry Caterpillar, give Mary Mary a very wide berth Just to give the basics here very quickly, Alex Cross is an African American detective now special assistant to the FBI director from the mean streets of Southeast D.C He lives with his grandmother, the ancient Nana Mama, who is forever telling him to spendtime with his young family His young family, Damon, Jannie, and Little Alex, are forever telling him to spendtime with them His ex girlfriend Christine, the mother of Little Alex, is trying to gain custody of the child on the grounds that Alex doesn t spend enough time at home with him Alex feels continually guilty about chasing down serial killers all the time and not spending enough time with his family Let me know if you begin to sense a trend here So, it should be no surprise that Patterson sends Alex and his family to Disneyland, where Alex is immediately called away to investigate the gruesome knifework of yet another serial killer Authors can be cruel that way And there is nothing wrong with this in theory, I suppose having Alex miss his family humanizes him somewhat, makes him less of a bloodless superman, and provides counterpoint with the lives of the serial killers that he faces But Patterson has, I feel, beat this particular drum once too often, and beats it again and again until your ears pound If you ve never read an Alex Cross novel, it may not bother you people who have read them all will cringe at every page At one point, early on, Nana Mama expresses a desire to see Siberia, and the reader thinks, yes, that s a very good idea, let s send her, and forget her return ticket What you lose out of all of this, unfortunately, is Alex himself By putting Alex mostly out on the West Coast, it separates him from Southeast, and we lose virtually every bit of local color or anything that makes the books interesting and true All that s left is Alex clashing with bigoted LAPD officials and trying to track down the clues that will inevitably lead to the serial killer It is the serial killer known, unimaginitively, as the Hollywood Stalker who is terrorizing Los Angeles, doing away with high priced starlets and local anchors and anyone that he or she disapproves of, or so it seems It is the serial killers who make the Alex Cross books so interesting Patterson usually even allows them to narrate in third person about half of the books anyway The last Alex Cross entry was The Wolf, a psychotic ex KGB agent who enjoyed zamochit, which means breaking every single bone in the victim s body, even the tiny bones in your ear and those special bones that Ken Griffey breaks in his hand every so often It would be hard to top that Patterson doesn t even try This killer who calls himself The Storyteller is lame in the extreme We know he s out there because wait for it he sends e mails to a reporter at the L.A Times announcing his kills, along with juicy little details that only the true killer would know Which would be fine, just fine, if only Patterson hadn t used the exact same schtick in Kiss The Girls with The Gentleman Caller And he was a lotromantic and literary and interesting than the Storyteller, who just hacks people up for giggles Does the Storyteller have a cunning plan Sure he does It was even original when Agatha Christie thought it up in 1936 You may think I am kidding I am not Mary Mary is flat, uninteresting, and not worthy to be mentioned with the rest of the Alex Cross books There is nothing in its pages to recommend it to anyone, so bad it is I encourage you to read it only if you buy it used onI am listing my copy as soon as I finish this review, really I am or find some poor soul willing to give you his copy Why is it so bad Well, if you look at James Patterson s Wikipedia page, it says that in 2005 he published a Women s Murder Club book, and three other books, and has another book coming out in February If Mary Mary is bad, and it very deeply is, then it s because nobody has spent any time on it to make it better Maybe it s time that Patterson took Nana Mama s advice I m sure his family would be glad to see him again 4.5 I am such a huge Alex Cross fan This book was right up to par with the others in this series Sad to see how quickly things change in Alex s love life or life in general I am glad he has such diabolical cases to solve This one is no different It s always a great time to be on another adventure with Alex Cross Maybe not all of these books are the greatest book I ever read, but there are all pretty fun to read I personally loved the idea of this one and definitely had fun guessing who the killer might be It was fun to think about how the public would react if this were to happen in real life Christine once again drove me crazy And I don t know what it is, but Jamilla is still the flattest romance option Alex has ever had I think It s always a great time to be on another adventure with Alex Cross Maybe not all of these books are the greatest book I ever read, but there are all pretty fun to read I personally loved the idea of this one and definitely had fun guessing who the killer might be It was fun to think about how the public would react if this were to happen in real life Christine once again drove me crazy And I don t know what it is, but Jamilla is still the flattest romance option Alex has ever had I think that s why she lasted so long, she was safe to give something stability for a bit in Alex s life.Also Nana can NEVER die That is all Can t wait to get into 12 3.5 4 5 stars