20 years of Alex Cross

5th December 2013

Can you believe it is 20 years since Along Came a Spider was published! Look at the amazing things people have to say about both Alex and James.

 

"It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page. I've been a devoted Alex Cross fan for twenty years, when the first in the series appeared, and Cross My Heart proves that both author and his hero are at the top of their game. It's virtually a one-sitting read, and what a read it is: Get ready for sweaty palms and lost sleep—and prepare yourself for one of the most gripping endings of any thriller in recent memory. Simply put: Nobody does it better." - Jeffery Deaver

“Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent—which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it. It just rolls along, irresistibly. Here's to the next twenty years." - Lee Child

“Twenty years ago, I wrote, ‘Along Came a Spider is the best thriller I've come across in many a year. It deserves to be this season's #1 bestseller and should instantly make James Patterson a household name.’ A household name, indeed. Congratulations, Jim, on twenty years of Alex Cross and on Cross My Heart, which I am loving. You the man.” - Nelson DeMille

"Every once in a while a writer comes along and fundamentally changes the way people read. He or she is so brightinnovative, so industrious that what they envision and create becomes the measure by which all others are judged. In 1993 one such writer—James Patterson—began to do just that. Now, 20 years later, with his mission still unfolding, James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged. Bravo, Jim." - Steve Berry

"Alex Cross is one of the best-written heroes in American fiction, and each Cross novel further defines what it means to be a professional, a husband, a father, and above all, a man. Congratulations to James Patterson on twenty years of Alex Cross—both of you only get better and better." - Lisa Scottoline

"James Patterson is The Boss. End of." - Ian Rankin

 

To keep you up to date on the journey of Alex Cross we have the brand new hardback, Cross My Heart, and the paperback of last year’s Merry Christmas, Alex Cross. Enjoy!

Just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas you can catch up with Lyndsay Boxer and her girls with the PB of 12th of Never. And for your kids we have the new book in the I Funny series, I Even Funnier.