Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: (Alex Cross 19) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £18.99
  • You Save: £3.80 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Merry Christmas, Alex Cro... has been added to your Basket
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: (Alex Cross 19) Hardcover – 22 Nov 2012


See all 26 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£15.19
£1.19 £0.01
CD-ROM
"Please retry"
£22.58
£15.19 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: (Alex Cross 19) + Alex Cross, Run: (Alex Cross 20) + Cross My Heart: (Alex Cross 21)
Price For All Three: £39.87

Buy the selected items together



Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Century (22 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780890699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780890692
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (538 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging both adults and children alike to read. This has led to him forming a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Product Description

Review

"Fast-paced and tightly plotted, this is a dramatic thriller that shows why the books in this series sell by the truckload" (Sunday Mirror)

Book Description

Detective Alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve - and that’s nothing compared to what awaits him on Christmas Day

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Adina Barnes on 11 Dec 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Love the Alex Cross books but this one was a let down, no where near as gripping as previous seemed a little bit thrown together ? .
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
48 of 54 people found the following review helpful By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 Nov 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
James Patterson has written a pacey action-packed book with no co-writer mentioned. The author throws Detective Alex Cross into a frenetic 24 hour period over Christmas, a period normally a happy family get-together. Cross is the ultimate in maintaining high standards. His dedication to his service commitments are unquestionable. On Christmas Eve, Cross and long-term friend and colleague John Sampson apprehend a known repeat offender attempting to steal church moneys' to feed his drug habit. Returning home to his family for a festive, relaxing Christmas Eve, his phone rings, calling him urgently to a hostage scene.

Henry Fowler, a once rich and successful attorney, lost his job through malpractice.His life rapidly took a nose-dive into bitterness and substance misuse. He is holding his ex-wife, his three children, her new husband and a congressman's wife (a neighbour) prisoners. He is heavily armed and is threatening the lives of his captives. The hostage negotiator has upset Fowler and Cross is brought in to sort out the potentially explosive scene. In a bold manoeuvre and using his experience of the 'psychological approach', Cross finds himself in a courtroom scenario in the house with Fowler. He is curious to know the reason behind the drug-fuelled hatred of his family, the circumstances of his downfall and hence how best to tackle the problems in front of him with a view to solving the crisis

Meanwhile his family sit at home worrying about the danger he has again exposed himself to. I wonder how families cope with these sudden and often prolonged absences, particularly at Christmas, with a wife or husband and children involved.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DERK on 24 Dec 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I used to really enjoy James books but he seems lately to be going more for the quantity of new books he can publish in a year rather than the quality, I would prefer one good book a year rather than 3 average. Oh and isnt it about time Nana passed on to greener pastures.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By nicola ferguson on 8 Dec 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Im a massive fan of the Alex Cross sagas, but this one completely failed me. There was none of the usual suspense, just a simple straight forward read. Quite boring actually!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Irene Horsburgh on 6 Dec 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Quite disappointed - storyline boring - glad I only paid £3.00. Not a patch on some of his other books. Its as she just churned this out for Christmas.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Ed. on 9 Dec 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Being a fan of the Alex Cross books and James Patterson, I opened this book (on kindle) with anticipation.
I was extremely disappointed, it is 2 novels linked together only by being set over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,
There was not the time or space for the normal build up and suspense. It was also quite unbelievable. I know Washington DC is violent, but come on, Mr Patterson, show some respect for your readers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Val on 6 Dec 2013
Format: Audio CD
I am becoming disenchanted with James Patterson. This novel was a total bore from start to finish. Made me Cross!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By TrishB on 7 Nov 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
An enjoyable read, but then I always enjoy the Alex Cross books, yes some are better than others and I always seem to enjoy James Patterson when he writes by himself and not with another. Alex Cross has now been with us for sometime and his story is almost like taking a peek into someone else's life that we know and are fond of. I shall look forward to more of the Cross books. I have found as I said some of his other books not really up to par and did not enjoy the Private books perhaps because I could not like the main man. But my son - younger generation loved them. Careful Mr Patterson I think you are becoming a little too "samey" and like some other author's repetitive although not as bad as Martina Cole.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback