Murder Games

Murder Games

by James Patterson
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Murder Games 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book focused more on the trials and tribulations of a gay couple trying to adopt than on the hunt for a serial killer Give me the OLD, juicy murder mystery without political overtones
Anonymous 8 months ago
Couldn't put this book down. Love the ending.
Heart2Heart 10 months ago
Serial Killers. We have all heard about them. They need for notoriety and the belief that they will be the greatest in the history of murderers. They all have their own mode of operation or MO, and some prefer their methods over what others might choose. For some it is personal. For others simply a way to mete out their own satisfaction for justice in a system that seems to favor criminals while the guilty go free on technicalities. There are also two types of serial killers, those who want to get caught and those who really want to get caught. Some just are seeking publicity and others want to be famous. In the end though, even the very best serial killers make stupid mistakes that get them caught when they aren't even looking. Enter The Dealer or at least that is the name that the media, the Mayor and the police detectives are labeling the latest serial killer to land on New York City's streets just in the midst of a critical election year so everyone is using this to their own political agenda and the focus is on Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a well known author and college professor who is what some might call the expert on criminal behavior. Perhaps it is the Dealer's decision to invite Dylan into his sick games as the body counts begin to rise and with each is left a cryptic card, one of 52 from a standard deck of playing cards. Only these cards are a message, one that will give a clue to who the next victim is, beginning with Jared Loudin who ran a large hedge fund. It was there that the games began. It will take a true master who gain access into a serial killer's thought process and perhaps that is why Dylan is chosen. Since it has been somewhat of a personal invitation, he is willing to place his bets he can solve this crime before too many cards have been dealt from the deck. With pressure from the Mayor's office and working with Detective Elizabeth Needham, they will begin the race against a stacked deck to solve this killer's identity. Will he be able to convince the Dealer to lay down his cards or will all bets be off and possibly have his own hands to deal instead. I received Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan compliments of Little Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group. This is another exceptional novel for fans of James Patterson. I mean for fans of anything like Criminal Minds, CSI or any other criminal murder mystery, then you would probable love this novel. It was the idea of the playing cards being left at each of the murders that had me interested. I do need to caution readers about a couple of things. It is a murder mystery so the crime scenes are there but not to graphic. There is some strong language but most of it is implied meaning the words are used with symbols representing the actual words. Thus implied. The main character Dr. Dylan Reinhart is married to his domestic partner Tracy and they are attempting to adopt a child from Africa. Thus another need for disclosure for those that might from on that content. Since book reviews are slated to offer a peek at what's really inside, thus my need for full disclosure on what you will find inside. That being said, I would rate this novel a 4 out of 5 stars in my opinion. Readers also get a sneak peek at his next novel, The Store, at the conclusion of this novel.
Anonymous 11 months ago
If you are looking for a quick read this is great book. Good for a pool or beach read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I didn't know what I was ordering
Anonymous 5 months ago
Always love the quick pace of his books. Can't put them down!!!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous 8 months ago
It was a very good book and the story was original.I was on the edge of my seat
Anonymous 8 months ago
Typical Patterson--I couldn't put it down from the moment I started. His characters are endearing and relatable. As always, he kept me engaged until the last page
SJ_Wayne 9 months ago
This book was half and half, the ending definitely was a disappointment, not necessarily a waste of money but could have been better.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
BORING!!!!! I did not even finish reading this book-has to one of worse books Patterson has written what a waste of money --sorry I did not get it from local library and save myself the money!
Laced 10 months ago
I returned this one without finishing it.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Anonymous 11 months ago
A page turner for sure!
Anonymous 11 months ago
tschnitzler 12 months ago
What a page-turner THIS book is! As is the Patterson tradition, each chapter stops with a cliffhanger, and you are forced to start the next chapter. This story is unpredictable, creative, and is a challenge to keep up solving this murder mystery thriller. The start of the book captures your interest in a delightful way with Detective Elizabeth Needham making an appearance in Professor Dylan Reinhart's college class, and the intrigue does not stop until the conclusion. Patterson ad Roughan are a great match, and I'm looking forward to more books co-authored by Roughan.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Fast paced with plenty of action, intrigue, with some twists and turns thrown in. Keeps you reading!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Love the attitude and sharp wit of Howard Roughan! Can't wait for his next book to be released!