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  • Published: 2 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099576440
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

(Alex Cross 19)




Detective Alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve – and that’s nothing compared to what awaits him on Christmas Day

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'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
Detective Alex Cross is called into action on Christmas Eve – and he’ll be lucky to see the New Year…
Celebrating Christmas with his family, veteran Washington D.C. detective Alex Cross hears his phone ring. He knows what that sound means: this won’t be a merry Christmas.

A drug-crazed father has taken his own family hostage, and the lives of the rest of the Fowler family depend on Cross.

But it’s not just them. As the suburban nightmare unfolds, so too does a far greater threat – a terrorist attack like Washington has never seen, and Cross is caught right in the middle…

  • Pub date: 2 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099576440
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • 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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Praise for Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

“Fast-paced and tightly plotted, this is a dramatic thriller that shows why the books in this series sell by the truckload”

Sunday Mirror


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