All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Vote up the best books in the Alex Cross series.

Detective extraordinaire Alex Cross has thrilled readers since the 1993, when James Patterson released Along Came A SpiderSince then, there have been 25 novels chronicling the adventures of the part-time detective, part-time psychologist. From chasing suspected killers to dealing with love and family, all Alex Cross books are entertaining. But which ones are truly the best of the best? Here, you'll find every Alex Cross book, ranked from best to worst by your votes!
 

Which books in the Alex Cross series stand out to readers? Kiss the Girls, the 1995 page-turner, gained major popularity when it was adapted into a film starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. Double Cross and I, Alex Cross received widespread critical acclaim. Still, you may have your personal favorites that you believe are underappreciated by the fan base. The best Alex Cross books are really a matter of opinion, so make yours known by voting below! 
 

Which Alex Cross book do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up. 

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  • Along Came a Spider
    1
    • Author: James Patterson, Athena Alexis
    • Subjects: Espionage, Police procedural, Police
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller
    • Original Language: English Language
    Along Came A Spider is the first novel in James Patterson's series about forensic psychologist Alex Cross. First published in 1993, its success has led to eighteen sequels as of 2012. It was adapted ...more
  • Kiss the Girls
    2
    97 votes
    • Author: James Patterson
    • Subjects: Police procedural, Police
    • Genres (Book): Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    Kiss the Girls is a psychological thriller novel by American writer James Patterson, the second to star his recurring main character Alex Cross, an African-American psychologist and policeman. It was ...more
  • Cross My Heart
    3
    23 votes
    • Author: James Patterson
  • Cross Fire
    4
    21 votes
    • Author: J. C. Pollock
  • Double Cross
    5
    35 votes
    • Author: James Patterson
    • Subjects: Espionage, Police procedural, Suspense, Police
    • Genres (Book): Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    Double Cross is the 13th novel in the Alex Cross series featuring Detective Alex Cross by James Patterson. It was released on November 13, 2007. On December 2, 2007 Double Cross became the number 1 ...more
  • Mary, Mary
    6
    30 votes
    • Author: James Patterson, B. W. Battin
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller
    • Original Language: American English
    Mary, Mary is the 11th novel by James Patterson featuring the former Washington, D.C. homicide detective and forensic psychiatrist and current FBI agent Alex Cross. It is the most recent novel in the ...more