kirstennnnnn (kirstennnnnn) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

book 17:  Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

This is the first Alex Cross mystery.  It has a megalomaniac, serial killer/ mass murderer trying to commit the crime of the century, with inspiration coming from the unsolved Charles Lindberg kidnapping/ murder case.  There is also a lot of subterfuge and plots within plots, but I won't go into details for fear of spoiling some of the twists.  They made a movie out of this book, which I saw first, but they really gutted it.  There is much more intricacy to the plots in the text, and the character of Alex Cross as well as his adversaries have many more facets and much more depth.  Patterson is a popular author, so hopefully his next book Kiss the Girls is as well crafted.  At least I did like the movie for Kiss the Girls, so the book has more to live up to.  Now I just have to find a used copy somewhere... 
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