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Detective extraordinaire Alex Cross has thrilled readers since the 1993, when James Patterson released Along Came A Spider. Since 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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Kiss the Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Kiss the Girls 1995 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. ...more

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Cat and Mouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Cat and Mouse 1997 Cat and Mouse is the fourth novel in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. It revolves around Cross dealing with Gary Soneji, the villain of Along Came a Spider, and a serial killer known ...more

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The Big Bad Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
The Big Bad Wolf 2003 The Big Bad Wolf is the ninth novel in the Alex Cross series written by James Patterson and was published in November 2003. The novel was the seventh best-selling novel in 2004.

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Cross is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Cross 2006 Alex Cross is a book written by James Patterson.

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Double Cross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Double Cross 2007 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 ...more

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Mary, Mary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Mary, Mary 2006 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 ...more

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Roses Are Red is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Roses Are Red 2005 Roses Are Red is the sixth novel featuring the Washington, D.C. homicide detective and forensic psychiatrist Alex Cross written by James Patterson.

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I, Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
I, Alex Cross 2009 I, Alex Cross is the 16th novel in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. It was released on Hardcover and Paperback in November 16, 2009 to positive reviews and positive reception. It is ...more

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Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Cross Country 2008 Cross Country is the 14th novel in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. According to the Library Journal it was the second most borrowed fiction book in United States libraries in 2009.

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Along Came a Spider 1993 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 ...more

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Pop Goes the Weasel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Pop Goes the Weasel 1999 Pop Goes the Weasel is the fifth novel in the Alex Cross series written by James Patterson.

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Jack & Jill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Jack & Jill 1996 Jack & Jill is the third novel in a series written by James Patterson which features Washington, D.C. psychologist and homicide police detective Alex Cross. The previous two books are Along ...more

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Cross Fire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Cross Fire 2010

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Alex Cross, Run is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Alex Cross, Run 2013 Alex Cross, Run is the 20th novel in the Alex Cross series written by American author James Patterson. The novel focuses on the protagonist, detective Alex Cross, who must solve three cases at ...more

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Violets Are Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Violets Are Blue 2001 Violets Are Blue is the seventh novel by James Patterson to feature the Washington, D.C. homicide detective and forensic psychiatrist Alex Cross.

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London Bridges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
London Bridges 2004 London Bridges is the tenth novel by James Patterson featuring the former Washington, D.C. homicide detective and forensic psychiatrist and current FBI agent Alex Cross.

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Kill Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Kill Alex Cross 2011 Kill Alex Cross is a book written by James Patterson.

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Four Blind Mice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Four Blind Mice 2002 Four Blind Mice is the eighth novel featuring the Washington, D.C. homicide detective and forensic psychologist Alex Cross written by James Patterson.

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Cross Justice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Cross the Line is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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The People vs. Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Cross My Heart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Hope To Die is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst

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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross 2012 Merry Christmas, Alex Cross is the 19th novel in the Alex Cross series. Detective Alex Cross is called out on Christmas Eve to deal with a hostage situation that has spiraled out of control. ...more

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Alex Cross's Trial is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
Alex Cross's Trial 2008 Alex Cross's Trial is the 15th novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. It follows Cross Country in the series, and comes before his novel I, Alex Cross. It is written by Patterson and ...more