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Thrillers & Crime Novels set in Washington DC


Jeneva Rose
The Perfect Marriage
2020
Sarah Morgan is a successful defense attorney and her life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He is a struggling writer who has had little success in his career. Out in the secluded woods, at Adam and Sarah’s second home, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers. But then, one morning Adam is arrested for Kelly’s murder.
342 Pages
5/5
207
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James Patterson
Along Came a Spider
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 1
2017 (First published: 1993)
Alex Cross, a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology, works in the ghettos of D.C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. But he also has two adorable kids of his own. Mysterious Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time, because Gary Soneji wants to commit the "crime of the century".
480 Pages
5/5
157
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Jenifer Ruff
Only One Cure
FBI & CDC Medical Thriller, Book 2
2020
A debilitating neurological toxin has stricken the children of several political families, and one of them is the son of U.S. President Anna Moreland. Madeline assembles a team of medical experts, but the investigation takes a horrifying turn when she starts receiving messages from terrorists.
262 Pages
4/5
161
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James Patterson
Kiss the Girls
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 2
2000 (First published: 1995)
In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
481 Pages
4/5
171
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James Patterson
Jack and Jill
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 3
1997 (First published: 1996)
In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house.
480 Pages
4/5
233
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James Patterson
Cat and Mouse
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 4
1998 (First published: 1997)
Gary Soneji, a dying prison escapee, is looking for revenge on Cross, while another insane killer is pursued by Thomas Augustine Pierce - a relentless detective who may even be better than Cross. As the bodies pile up, and Cross is nearly murdered in his own home, the game of cat and mouse leads to one final trap.The body count is high and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse?
480 Pages
4/5
306
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James Patterson
Pop Goes the Weasel
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 5
2021 (First published: 1999)
Alex Cross happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect: a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves.
464 Pages
5/5
186
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James Patterson
Roses Are Red
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 6
2001 (First published: 2000)
In a series of terrifying crimes, bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building-and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work; the pathological need for control and perfection is too great.
416 Pages
4/5
169
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James Patterson
Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 8
2003 (First published: 2002)
Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner's oldest friend - a Vietnam veteran - is arrested for murder. He is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army, and the evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber. Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex's investigation turns up evidence overlooked-or concealed-by the military authorities.
416 Pages
4/5
145
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James Patterson
The Big Bad Wolf
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 9
2004 (First published: 2003)
Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues baffled. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it looks as if a shadowy figure called the Wolf-a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime-is behind this business. As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home too.
432 Pages
4/5
154
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James Patterson
London Bridges
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 10
2010 (First published: 2004)
In broad daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast. Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call. N198
416 Pages
4/5
184
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James Patterson
Deadly Cross
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 28
2022 (First published: 2020)
Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public. She was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers—and across Alex Cross's mind.
448 Pages
4/5
203
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James Patterson
Fear No Evil
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 29
2022 (First published: 2021)
Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness—where they will be the prey. They’re not on the job, but on a personal mission. Until they’re attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years. Darkness falls. The river churns into rapids. Shots ring out through the forest. No backup. No way out. Fear no evil.
432 Pages
4/5
131
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James Patterson
Triple Cross
Alex Cross Thriller - Book 30
2022 (First published: 2022)
The killer always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Cross and Sampson aren’t the only ones investigating. Also in on this case is the world’s bestselling true-crime author. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family Man murders the perfect crime story. Cross knows there is no perfect crime, and he’s going to hunt down the Family Man no matter what it takes.
416 Pages
4/5
326
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