Alex Cross is the fictional character created by James Patterson, and is a detective slash psychologist based in Washington.

Cross lives with his kids and Nana Mama. Below is the order of all of the Alex Cross novels:

Publication Order of Alex Cross Books


Along Came a Spider(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss the Girls(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack & Jill(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat and Mouse(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pop Goes the Weasel(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roses Are Red(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Violets Are Blue(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Blind Mice(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Bad Wolf(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
London Bridges(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary, Mary(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Cross(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross Country(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alex Cross' Trial(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Alex Cross(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross Fire(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Alex Cross(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alex Cross, Run(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross My Heart(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hope to Die(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Alex Cross Books in Chronological Order:

The chronological order of the Alex Cross books are the exact same as the publication order.

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  • Gwendolynhill

    I’m truly in love with Alex Cross and hate that I didn’t start reading them earlier

  • Stacy Jolley

    What about cradle and all?

  • Sherry Burnisky

    When is the next book after Cross My Heart

    • Dean Cowie

      Hope To Die is due out this year, although very little information is known at this point.

  • David Winfrey

    Mary, Mary … is the peak of the Alex Cross novels.

    Cross Country.. I don’t think Patterson even wrote that one.

    the latest book, no one is mentioning that it didn’t finish the story.. a total gimmick to get readers to buy the next one. And its not a cliff hanger. its simply Unfinished…. And I like Alex Cross.

    • DeAnna Wing-Larson

      I’m reading Cooss Country right now and it is most definitely written by James Patterson. :) and the part you read is a preview, his book hasn’t been published yet!!

  • Rex Dixon

    I dont think he’s written half thge books he’s supposed to have. I’m sure that he has two or three writers and he gives them a start on a story and then leaves them to it.
    I read once that he spends a lot of time down South playing golf with D.Trump so I’m sure that doesn’t leave him much time for writing but plenty for going to the bank.

  • Patti Jones

    Does anyone know where little Alex came from? In the book “Cross” His wife is killed when Jannie is 6 months old, then 7 to 10 years later little Alex is mentioned. No second wife or even a girlfriend is mentioned.

    • http://www.bookseriesinorder.com/ Graeme

      I stopped reading these books a few years ago – but if memory serves me correct you are talking about Ali, who is Alex Cross Jr. This was the child they had with Christine. There was big custody battles over it and all that.

  • Sherry

    I am a huge Alex Cross fan, no matter who is writing them….hopefully, they are getting paid well