Mary, Mary: Book summary and reviews of Mary, Mary by James Patterson

Mary, Mary

An Alex Cross Novel

By James Patterson

Mary, Mary
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2005,
    400 pages.

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FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at 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 detail. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again.

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"The thrills in Patterson's latest lead to a truly unexpected, electrifying climax." - Booklist.

"A fascinating psycho will captivate the author's many fans." - Library Journal.

"Certainly not the worst of Patterson's clueless mysteries, but still another likely candidate to be filmed as "a big, dopey thriller based on a dopey bestseller." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by ooooo_killem
mary mary
It was a very good but really confusing book.

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James Patterson Author Biography

After initially being turned down by twenty-six publishers, Patterson's first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. However, it was not until the success of Along Came A Spider (1992) that the former chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson left to take up writing full time. 

As of 2006 it was estimated that he has sold about 130 million books worldwide.  In North America alone he sold 12 million copies in 2006.  In 2005 he had five consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers and is the first author to simultaneously hold the #1 spot on both the New York Times adult and children's bestseller lists.

A prolific author, he has written 18 books in his ...

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