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Monday, August 2, 2010

Review: The Postcard Killers by James Patterson & Liza Marklund

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson & Liza Marklund

Book Description:
Paris is stunning in the summer

NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.

The killing is simply marvelous
Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.

Wish you were here
Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.

About the Author:
James Patterson
The subject of a recent Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every 15 hardcover fiction books sold was a Patterson title. In total, James's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's lists and is the only author to have five new hardcover novels debut at #1 on the list in one year — a record-breaking feat he’s accomplished every year since 2005. To date, James Patterson has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times Bestselling Novels, and holds the New York Times record for most bestselling titles by a single author (40 total).

Patterson is a champion of reading and the founder of the PageTurner awards, which seek to spread the excitement and joy of books and reading in the United States. James's first foray into family fiction, the critically acclaimed Maximum Ride series, debuted on the New York Times list at #1 and remained there for 12 straight weeks. The series has so far made appearances on The New York Times bestsellers lists 87 times, proving that kids of all ages love page turners.

Here's What I Think:
Well I am embarrased to say that this is the first James Patterson novel I have ever read! I know it seems strange to not read one the most popular authors of our time. In my defense, he is just a little outside my normal genre, or so I thought. It was intense, thrilling and intriguing. The murder mystery genre is where I tend to go for motion pictures, so I don't know why I haven't started reading them at all. I can totally see why people read every single one of Patterson's 40+ titles. What I really thought was interesting about this book, is that you know "Whodunit" right off the bat, the real mystery is the "why?" The murders are gruesome, well planned and then danged in front of law enforcement as well as the public at large. If you like a good detective book, this one is for you!

BUY IT! You can buy your own copy on Amazon

Disclaimer: Although I did receive a copy of this book from Hachette Book Group, I was in no other way compensated to write this review.


  1. The first one?? OMG! I really love Patterson. You should head over to my blog and check out my reviews. I just recently finished up the Patterson Reading Challenge.....

  2. Great review! Patterson's thrillers really are great :)

  3. Oh JamesP is the best especially for us moms that get distracted because the chapters are so short but enough to make you want to come back to finish them.

  4. OMG, you're feeding my addiction right now...LOL. I've only read one Patterson book but this one sounds like it will be at the top of my wish list for this year.


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