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Author: James Patterson Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez, Michael Wells, Melissa Leo Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Alex Cross Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594832666
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FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again. Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? And particularly baffling, how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes?

Members of Hollywood’s A-list fear they’re next on Mary’s list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update. Filled with the ruthless and shocking twists that make his fans hunger for more, Mary, Mary is James Patterson’s most sophisticated thriller yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It features Alex Cross, one of the best heroes in the genre.”

    Independent on Sunday

  • “You won’t be able to put down James Patterson’s number one bestseller Mary, Mary. Full of edge-of-your-seat suspense, you’ll be dying to discover why somebody is murdering Hollywood’s A-List.”

    OK magazine (Australia)

  • “The thrills in Patterson’s latest lead to a truly unexpected, electrifying climax.”


  • “Melissa Leo, the sole female narrator, delivers the murderer’s emails with an acidic edge. Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Louis Wells portray Alex Cross and the whirlwind of events that compel him to help the LAPD with the celebrity murder cases. Cross’ concern for the well-being of his own family is chillingly juxtaposed with the murderer’s messages about raising children.”


  • “Patterson turns out another satisfying thriller featuring detective turned FBI agent Alex Cross…Patterson’s writing is terse, the perfect style for this white-knuckled thriller. The mystery is expertly woven into a complex web that will hold the reader’s attention until the explosive conclusion.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zzestee | 5/15/2011

    " One of my favorite Alex Cross books -
    Less graphic than some of his other books - and I love the details of his life with his family "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " Much better than the previous Alex Cross novels. Kept me on my feet. Very interesting plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 5/2/2011

    " I like James Patterson murder mysteries and have read several of his.. Recently I picked up Mary Mary and it kept me riveted as most of his novel's do... I'm not sure that it was my favorite but it was good... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/29/2011

    " Good easy read. I do like the Alex Cross series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/2/2011

    " My first Patterson in ages. I read this in about 8 hours flat, finding it pretty much unputdownable. An easy read, not very taxing but still good entertainment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 3/3/2011

    " Predictable, unbelievable, and poorly written, per usual. But it was exactly what my sick brain needed, just like my sick body needed chicken noodle soup and lots of sleep. Didn't want to strain it. So while it only really deserves 1 star, it's getting 2 for fitting my immediate needs. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 2/10/2011

    " Alex gets pulled away from a family vacation, again! LA office needs his incite on a string of high profile murders. Friction with LAPD, but Alex keeps digging. Short, quick chapters. Really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/5/2011

    " Another really good novel from James Patterson. Like every book I've read of his so far, I didn't want to put it down. I'm not a Sherlock Holmes by any means so I didn't have it figured out until the very end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/31/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one. It had a couple of nice twists in the plot that kept me guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/31/2011

    " Not as good as the rest of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/17/2011

    " I like the James Paterson books I have read so far. this was a good one. "

About the Author

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrators

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.

Michael Wells is a playwright, actor, and musician. He lives in New York City.

Melissa Leo starred as the mother of boxer Mickey Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both a Golden Globe (for best supporting actress) and an Oscar. Her other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River and the HBO series Mildred Pierce.