Alex Cross, Run

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James Patterson
Mystery
Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover, 432 pages
$28.99

Sometimes in these pages we note books that we don’t like very much. This latest Alex Cross mystery from the wildly popular James Patterson is a case in point. It reeks of formula, fairly pedestrian writing and rehashes yet again the far-fetched travails of a DC cop (in our humble opinion!). Actually, we liked the early Alex Cross books. Perhaps Patterson is tiring or perhaps he himself is falling victim to his expanded definition of authorship – books by James Patterson with... a myriad of otherwise unknown names. It seems to reduce writing to a cottage industry like that of Thomas Kinkade the painter. But, we carry the books by James Patterson himself and will cheerfully provide them over the counter.