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All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst  

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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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Kiss the Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Cat and Mouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Roses Are Red is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Mary, Mary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Double Cross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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The Big Bad Wolf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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 Fire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2010
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Cross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2006
Alex Cross is a book written by James Patterson.
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I, Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Pop Goes the Weasel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
1999
Pop Goes the Weasel is the fifth novel in the Alex Cross series written by James Patterson.
12
Jack & Jill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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
13
Kill Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2011
Kill Alex Cross is a book written by James Patterson.
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Hope To Die is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
15
Violets Are Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Cross My Heart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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Alex Cross, Run is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Four Blind Mice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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The People vs. Alex Cros... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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London Bridges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Merry Christmas, Alex Cr... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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Cross Justice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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Cross the Line is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All the Alex Cross Books, Ranked Best to Worst
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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
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