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Mystery Books - James Patterson - The Postcard Killers with Lisa Marklund

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The Postcard Killers
James Patterson Lisa Marklund
Little, Brown and Company 2010

The Postcard Killers, co-written by best selling authors James Patterson and Liza Marklund is a very good mystery novel.

Taking place in prominent European locales, it immediately draws you in, as a series of grizzly murders dot the continent.  Each involves pairs of unsuspecting tourists who are befriended by an attractive, charismatic couple; just the type of people you'd want to meet on vacation, except your new wonderful friends kill for pleasure.  Chilling!

Crime scene photos and postcards that mark the city in which each murder was committed are sent to the media.  Reporter Dessie Larson becomes an unlucky recipient, thus her fate in the investigation is sealed.  She is approached by almost perpetually disheveled, and just this side of unglued NYPD Detective Jacob Kanon, whose deep personal interest that the killers are brought to justice is fuelled to obsession by the fact that they murdered his only child, his daughter Kimmy.

Kanon and Larson discover bizarre connections to famous paintings, and the dark, frightening world to which the killers belong.

Easily read, The Postcard Killers unfolds at the right pace and complexity.  It immediately catches the reader's attention, maintaining interest and building momentum, as shocking details are revealed, and we descend into a world of darkness and depravity.

It's a job well done for Patterson and Marklund.  Fans and curiosity seekers should pick this one up.

J Curran

Other James Patterson Reviews

Judge & Jury: Great mystery novel that keeps you interested all the way through.

Cross - An Alex Cross Novel: The latest Alex Cross mystery by James Patterson. Excellent except for the ending.

Step On A Crack: Excellent thriller. Easy read, hard to put down.

You've Been Warned James Patterson and Howard Roughan: Read the review and you've been warned.

Double Cross - An Alex Cross Mystery: a strong, addictive page turner. a mystery novel definitely worth the trip to the book store.

I, Alex Cross: This case hits close to home for Alex Cross

The Murder of King Tut - with Martin Dugard: Patterson's take on the subject will entertain most.

Toys: Action action action in SF novel

Guilty Wives - Patterson & David Ellis: is an often intense, always interesting escape that is hard to put down

Private Berlin - Patterson and Mark Sullivan: Not for the faint of heart and described as “spectacularly violent”,

12th of Never - Women s Murder Club Mystery: Easily read over a two day period, 12th of Never is a Women s Murder Club mystery

Cross Justice - An Alex Cross Mystery: Cros goes home in a thriller that left me cross.

15th Affair - A Women s Murder Club Mystery: a gripping and exciting mystery from the start

Woman of God - with Maxine Paetro: It is Easter Sunday. Amidst great stirrings and controversy, a new pope is about to be chosen. The rumour is, she could be a woman.

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