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  • Published: 19 June 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784757403
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $26.00
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Along Came a Spider

(Alex Cross 1)




The very first novel in James Patterson's series featuring forensic psychologist Alex Cross

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The legendary thriller that launched the international Alex Cross phenomenon
Two children have been kidnapped from an elite Washington D.C. private school. Detective Alex Cross must find them.
The kidnapper's identity is quickly determined: Gary Soneji, a maths teacher at the school. But identifying him and capturing him are two very different things, and as Cross's pursuit of the sinister kidnapper escalates, it becomes increasingly clear that Soneji is no get-rich-quick opportunist.

He's something far more dangerous, and the missing children are pawns in Soneji's deadly game. Cross soon realises that the crime goes far deeper than just two children – and begins to uncover connections to the most notorious unsolved kidnapping in history…

Adapted as a major Hollywood movie starring Morgan Freeman

  • Pub date: 19 June 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784757403
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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