Along Came a Spider – Alex Cross Book 1 by James Patterson: Along came the spider is a horror and action based adventure from the mighty pen of James Patterson. The story is simple and each act leads to other acts more powerful than the earlier.

It is the story of the murders and kidnapping. The area of the Washington D.C is the location of the crime.   Three members of the family are killed in cold blooded way. Also a girl named Maggie Rose is kidnapped. The killer is lover of crimes. He is psycho pathetic killer and is proud of his skill and expertise. He calls himself the son of Lindberg. The FBI, the secret service and even the police is unable to trace his crimes and failed in arresting him red handed.

Along Came a Spider – Alex Cross – James Patterson

A private school in the elite class is the central platform of the story. The children are studying in the school belong to the elite class of Washington D.C. Gray Soneji is the math teacher in the same school. He is very famous teacher and is popular among the students of the school.  The students at the school call him Mr. Chips for his devotion and sympathetic attitude and manners. He is very intelligent shrewd teacher and he knows that he is cleverer and more intelligent than the other teachers present around him in the school. Along came the spider is definitely planning something deep and dark.

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He always jumps at the opportunity to prove himself skillful and experienced in every matter of the school as well as the life. The character of the along came the spider is fully performed by Alex Cross to encounter the killer. He acts upon the saying that the great people always grow on the head of the others. He kidnaps Maggie Rose. She is the daughter of a popular actress. Also her best friend Shrimpie Goldberg becomes the victim. He is the son of secretary of treasury.  
This is done under the very nose of the agents of the secret service. He is proud of his art and he knows that he can do such things quite easily. James Patterson is well aware of the human nature of pride and prejudice.  

The case is handed over to Alex Cross.  He knows how to follow the crime and the criminal.
He is Ph.D. in crime psychology with special field in the murders and killers. He is the resident of ghettoes of Washington D.C and likes to live a hard life. His two little kids are the focus of his special attention.  These two kids are Achilles heels for Alex Cross. His partner is a beautiful female secret agent Jezzie Flanaganis.  She is apparently beautiful but hard as iron at heart. 

Both the agents, Alex Cross and Jazzie trace the trails of the crime. As the trace continues to reveal them, story takes many turns and connections between the various other henous crimes are revealed. They also come to know that the game is far deeper than the mere kidnap of the two little children. The spider is coming along.

Alex Cross is to prove his skill of psychology in crimes and Soneji is to make him realize that he is the best between the two. Who will win in the end? The readers are to go through the book to enjoy the thrill, suspense and action of the first ever book of James Peterson.  

The writer of the book Along Came a Spider – Alex Cross Book 1” is James Patterson and is published by Little Brown. Along Came a Spider has 4.6 rating and more than 4025 reviews on Amazon.

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Alex Cross Books In Order

Alex Cross Books In Order are released in lot of formats like Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio book, Audio CD, Library binding. “Along Came A Spider” is at the number 1 in Alex Cross series, written by James Patterson in 1992.

1Along Came A Spider1992Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
2Kiss the Girls1995Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
3Jack & Jill1996Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
4Cat & Mouse1997Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
5Pop Goes the Weasel1999Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
6Roses Are Red2000Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
7Violets Are Blue2001Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
8Four Blind Mice2002Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
9The Big Bad Wolf2003Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
10London Bridges2004Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
11Mary, Mary2005Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
12Cross2006Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
13Double Cross2007Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
14Cross Country2008Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
15Alex Cross’s Trial2009Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
16I, Alex Cross2010Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
17Cross Fire2010Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
18Kill Alex Cross2011Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
19Merry Christmas2012Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
20Alex Cross, Run2013Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
21Cross My Heart2013Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
22Hope to Die2014Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
23Cross Justice2015Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
24Cross the Line2016Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
25The People vs. Alex Cross2017Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
26Target2018Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
27Criss Cross2019Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
28Deadly Cross2020Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle Audio
Alex Cross Books In Order | James Patterson

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James Patterson is among the writers who are in the top of the best sellers in the New York Times. He has invented the most variable characters for his novel series. Almost 380 million books of James Patterson have been sold out in the worldwide.  His name is included in the Guinness World record. His writings are for all the age group including kids, young and old.

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