Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sophie. "The Jester" is a bit of a departure from Patterson's usual detective/suspense novels. Taking place after the First Crusade, the novel is an epic tale of revenge and romance. Alex Cross was nowhere to be found.
Ozymandis. "The Lake House" is a follow-up to "When The Wind Blows".
|In which field did James Patterson work before he became a best selling author?||James Patterson
advertising. He was the creative director at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency. He spearheaded several popular advertising campaigns with such companies as Toys 'R' Us and Oscar Mayer. He also coined the catch phrase "Nupe It" for a pain relief product called Nuprin. His understanding of marketing and "target audiences" has contributed to his success as a best selling author.
both. Gross: "2nd Chance" & "The Jester". De Jonge: "The Beach House" & "Miracle On The 17th Green".
Damon, Janelle & little Alex. Little Alex first appears at the end of "Pop Goes The Weasel".
Lindsay Boxer. Lindsay Boxer is a homicide detective who teams up with a medical examiner named Claire Washburn, a reporter named Cindy Thomas and an assistant district attorney named Jill Bernhardt to form the "Women's Murder Club". This team of female sleuths reappears in "2nd Chance". Their adventures will continue in "3rd Degree". This third installment in the series will be released in March of 2004.
|Which book is basically a rewrite of an out-of-print book called "Virgin"?||James Patterson
Cradle And All. Patterson always thought "Virgin" was a good idea, but that he "missed it" in the narrative. The book was long out of print, but he kept thinking about how he could've made it better. His publisher suggested he re-release "Virgin". Patterson saw this as an opportunity to retell the story with a stronger narrative while keeping the original spirit of the story intact. One of the changes was making the character of Anne Fitzgerald a private investigator. "Cradle And All" went on to become a huge international best seller.
Yes. In the movie, Jezzie was shot and killed by Alex in the barn. In the book, she is executed by lethal injection.
1. Gary Soneji/Murphy had one child named Roni and a wife. The Murphy part of him was the family man. In the movie, a family was never brought up.
piano. Throughout the book, Alex uses the piano to relieve stress and his kids love listening to him play.
Yes. It is towards the end of the book that the reader finds out that Jezzie and DeVine were working together and took Maggie Rose from Gary Soneji/Murphy. Gary Soneji/Murphy kills DeVine in his apartment after he escapes from prison.
drive-by shooting. Alex also says, "That murder, like [a] majority of murders..., had never been solved."
Nana. Alex had moved into Nana's house when he was 8.
2 . In the movie, no children were ever mentioned. But in the book their names are Damon and Janelle.
Sampson. In the book, he was a huge black man who was in the entire book. In the movie, his partner was a white woman who died within the first few minutes of the film.
teacher. Maggie Rose and Michael trusted him because they were his students. That is how he lured them into his van.
Shrimpie. Shrimpie was kidnapped at the same time as Maggie Rose and he died because of the drugs that were given to him. His body turned up in a river.
Maggie Rose Dunne. In the movie, her name was Megan. In the book, she was kidnapped by Gary Soneji/Murphy and drugged. She was then put into a hidden compartment in a barn.
Charles Lindbergh. Gary wanted "to be somebody." He felt that by surpassing "the crime of the century" then he could accomplish that.
Maria. Maria was Alex Cross' murdered wife. The reader could tell that he definitely missed her very much. Refer to question 11 to learn more about her death.
Yes. In the movie, he was only Gary Soneji and did not have a split personality, but in the book he did.
3. The murdered family was a black family which consisted of a mom, a daughter and a son. The reader later finds out that Gary Soneji/Murphy was the one responsible for these killings. Alex Cross was played by Morgan Freeman in the movie.
|Which book has Patterson produced which is aimed at children but follows a similar storyline to 'When the Wind Blows' and 'The Lake House'?||James Patterson
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|Which Patterson book is about a medical intern disappearing in North Carolina and a reporter investigating murders being killed?||James Patterson
Kiss the Girls. 'Kiss the Girls' is the second Alex Cross novel written. Cross encounters Casanova and The Gentleman Caller. The medical intern who is missing is Naomi Cross (daughter of his deceased brother) and Cross is determined to find her because 'this time it's personal'.
Max and Oz. Max and Oz, the two eldest, fall deeply in love and Oz shows to Max the eagle tattoo across his chest; he points out that in the centre is a heart with the word 'MAX' on.
When the house later becomes surrounded by men from 'The Hospital' the children try to fly away but Oz is shot in the chest and dies, this disturbs the group (especially Max) making it very easy for the hunters to catch them.
6ft 3. Cross is of athletic build and weighs around 200 pounds. He lives on Fifth Street in D.C. with Nana Mama, Jannie, Damon and Rosie (their cat). He drives a '74 porsche.
Maxine Paetro. Paetro, Gross, Roughan and de Jonge have all writen at least one book with Patterson.
|How many winged children do Frannie and Kit rescue from 'The School' in 'When the Wind Blows'?||James Patterson
6. The six amazing children are:-
Max (short for Maximum, she is the oldest);
Ozymandias (a.k.a. Oz, he dies in The Lake House);
Icarus (a.k.a. Ic, he is blind);
Matthew (he is Max's brother);
Peter and Wendy (the twins).
|In the Alex Cross series, what is the full name of 'Nana Mama'?||James Patterson
Regina Cross Hope. Regina is Alex's grandmother who spends most of her time caring for the children whilst Alex is working.
The Thomas Berryman Number. 'The Thomas Berryman Number' won the Edgar award for the best first mystery novel. His debut novel was published when he was only 27 years of age.
Jill Bernhardt. Jill Bernhardt has curly black hair, an oval face and intense blue eyes. Jill is married to Steve and their hobbies are rock-climbing, wind-surfing and mountain biking. They own a black labrador called Snake Eyes.