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The Murder House Hardcover – September 28, 2015
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About the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
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They are very quick fast reads with short chapters. But I really have a problem with a digital book that is $15 and the hardcover that is less than $2 more. His Digital book prices are the reason I don't buy them as often. I wonder if others feel the same.
Furthermore, police and trial procedural seems to be nonexistent. And can I just say, this might have been the STUPIDEST police department in the history of all police departments, throughout the entire world? "Some random person says I should arrest you for murdering 8 people? Well, alrighty then. Let me get a warrant."
Sorry. It doesn't work that way.
Lastly, this book is FAR too long, and even worse, it's predictable. By around the 40% mark, I'd figured it out. Blah. I've read 52 books so far this year (it's 4/22), and this one took me a full week to finish. That should tell you something. The author was throwing red herrings all over the place, introducing characters which simply didn't need to be introduced, and writing story lines which added quantity, but certainly not quality.
This novel is definitely not a winner, and I'm sorry to say, I can't knowingly recommend this book to anyone. 1.5 stars rounded to 2.
Murder house is a story of a house that has had some murders happening over a long period of time. Nobody had really connected the earlier murders together with the more recent ones until the heroine and her uncle started reviewing and concentrating on them finding a pattern in methodology and in victims.
I realize that that is more of a critique of the author's business model than it is of this book, but I think people should be aware that this is not really a Patterson book. If you can get it really cheap then go ahead and read it. Do not spend more than a couple bucks on it.