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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26,433 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Kevin O’Rourke, Kevin O’Rourke, Daniel Whitner Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Cross Series Release Date:
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Detective Alex Cross has never believed in vampires. But when two joggers are found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to reconsider. Someone believes in vampires enough to have committed a series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of one. Local police are horrified, and even the FBI is baffled.

Cross takes on the case and plunges into a netherworld of secret clubs and role-players, a world full of poseurs and playactors—and someone demented enough to have crossed the line from dark ritual to real blood. At the same time, a lethal super-criminal from Cross’ past—known as the Mastermind—is stalking him, taunting him, and threatening everything he holds dear. Cross has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger. In a shocking conclusion, Alex Cross must survive a deadly confrontation—only to discover at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Particularly juicy...Enjoyably spooky...Bottom line: bloody good creepfest.”


  • “Another page-turner...You won’t be able to put ‘Violets’ down until you’ve reached the back cover.”

    New York Times

  • “As exciting as anything Patterson has written.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Patterson is first-rate as he explores the shadowy world of American vampires, fetishists, cults, tattoo parlors, and the prosthetic fang business...Daniel Whitner performs Cross, and Kevin O’Rourke plays all the villains. Both are accomplished readers. Whitner has Cross...down pat, while O’Rourke does a chilling job of creating the Mastermind and the two beautiful psychopaths who play with tigers.”


  • “Fans of James Patterson’s resourceful cop Alex Cross will be relieved to find that he’s back on familiar territory with Violets Are Blue—and, more importantly, that this is one of the best Alex Cross thrillers yet...If you can resist reading this one in just a few sittings, you deserve some kind of a thriller reader’s medal.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Taut, fast-paced, and leavened with Patterson’s dark sense of humor, Violets Are Blue is a wickedly entertaining read, an old-fashioned story about the powers of good and evil. Mark another notch on Patterson’s belt: This book puts the thrill in thriller.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derek | 1/29/2014

    " Simply written, the only saving grace is that I enjoy thrillers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dara S. | 1/28/2014

    " This book is important read because it is part of the series, but vampires are not my thing. I think this is one worst books of the series; however important read for the changes in Alex's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scarlett | 1/18/2014

    " All of his books are fast, mindless reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynn | 1/15/2014

    " This was very good. A fitting ending, I hope. "

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