Murder Games by James Patterson

Murder Games

The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his ownDr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes.Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help inv...


Details Murder Games

TitleMurder Games
ISBN9780316273961
Author
Release DateJun 26th, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Crime, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews Murder Games

  • Matt
    2017-07-07
    In their recent collaboration, James Patterson and Howard Roughan have created a wonderful standalone piece to entertain readers. Dr. Dylan Reinhart has done well for himself: an established Professor of Psychology at Yale, happy in his long-term relationship, and a popular textbook on Abnormal Psychology that has received many accolades. When he is approached by NYPD Detective Elizabeth Needham, her message is as ominous as they come. “Someone...
  • Monnie
    2017-08-03
    Prolific author James Patterson and co-author Howard Roughan really hit a home run with this one: Intriguing story, interesting characters and, IMHO, an exceptionally satisfying ending. So much did I enjoy the characters, in fact, that I'd love to see psychology professor Dr. Dylan Reinhart and NYPD Detective Elizabeth Needham turned into a series (one that includes, I emphasize, Reinhart's delightful partner Tracy).The book reeled me in right fr...
  • Suzanne
    2018-04-02
    3.5*“Life can be messy and mystifying, all right. But every once in a while you get a day that seems to make sense of it all. Those are the days you remember most. The days you cherish.” That has got to be one of the best quotes from a James Patterson co-authored book. I actually was very into this book. It was a quick read that only took about four hours or so to read. I loved the characters and story plot of Murder Games. It was entertainin...
  • Wendy
    2017-07-02
    This is the first book in a long time that I couldn't put down. What a great story! I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was fast paced and to the point. I'm disappointed it's over.
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    2018-07-02
    4 Stars!Can you believe this was my first James Patterson book ever? Honestly I think I was a little intimidated to read his books but my IRL book club picked this as our book so I dove right in!We meet Dylan Reinhart who is a professor at Yale. He teaches a class about abnormal behavior. One day a woman, Elizabeth, rushes in and he mistakes her for a student. Little does he know she's a NYPD detective and his most recent book has started a trail...
  • Andy Klein
    2017-07-06
    Readable but pretty mediocre. Not thrilling in the least. The detective didn't much detect. The psychologist didn't do much analysis. The serial killer wasn't particularly scary or memorable. Patterson is phoning it in.
  • Scott
    2017-07-21
    This is the fifth James Patterson book that I have read so this year. I tend to read about six to seven of his books for the last several years. To be honest, I borrow them from the library because I don’t find him good enough to buy and keep in my library. He’s mind candy – simple, fast-paced, detective and mystery oriented adventures that can be read in about two to three days and easily left behind. Nice escapism, but nothing super memor...
  • Michelle
    2017-08-15
    it was a quick read. I felt like the authors had one speed driving on a straight, flat desert road. A little disappointing, especially coming from James Patterson. I think it's time to slow down his speed of writing, focus on quality not quantity
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    2017-07-05
    4.25 starsAn author, Dr Dylan Reinhart, has a copy of his latest book show up at a murder scene. From there he partners with a NYPD detective, Elizabeth Needham to figure out who this serial killer is. Another clue is a playing card - one is left at the scene of each murder - and the murders go on and on. As a journalist, a judge and a mayor get involved the murderer is dubbed "The Dealer". Typical Patterson -well put together, great character de...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    2017-07-14
    *2.5 stars
  • Jenny
    2017-10-12
    Murder Games is about a killer who terrorised the people Manhattan. FBI Agent Elizabeth Needham has no answer to how to find the killer. FBI Agent Elizabeth Needham decided to contact Professor Dylan Reinhart who is knowledgeable on serial killers. However, from the start, FBI Agent Elizabeth Needham and Professor Dylan Reinhart clashed. The readers of Murder Games will continue to follow the investigation of FBI Agent Elizabeth Needham and Profe...
  • Karen
    2017-07-06
    Definitely not the best James Patterson- and I've read almost all of them. This just didn't work for me. The professor character had no real personality. The cop was formulaic. The premise of the book sounded good, but the book just never delivered. I'd give it a lower rating, but I did finish it and it had some good moments. Would have been better as a Michael Bennett or Alex Cross novel. I just couldn't get into this one.
  • Marian
    2017-08-17
    Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes.Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene--a p...
  • Alaina
    2017-10-30
    So, this is my first ever book written by James Patterson and I loved every god damn page. Murder Games is a really easy and quick read. I think the longest chapter was what.. like 3 pages?! Since it the first book I've ever read by him I can't say that it is the best or worst he has ever written - but I can say that I enjoyed every minute of it. I liked all of the characters and thought they were written to perfection. I never saw the murderer c...
  • Tiffy_Reads
    2017-08-21
    I don't know if it was the luck of the #solareclipse2017 or maybe I'm actually starting to feel a bit more human. Either way I was actually able to focus on the last 75 pages of this kick ass latest Patterson novel. Loved the main character and his significant other. I also really enjoyed the other main character. With enough twists, murder, and games this one kept me guessing until the end.
  • bookslovereaders Steph
    2017-06-17
    Everything by James Patterson is a winner in my eyes.
  • Mandy White
    2017-08-16
    I know that I can always rely on a James Patterson book to be amazing. I hope this book is the start of a new series as I loved the characters and would like to jear more from them. A great book!
  • Caryn
    2017-09-11
    I was hoping this would be better, considering its higher reviews. Yes, it was a quick read, but I just didn't feel it was as suspenseful and didn't care so much for these characters. They were not fully fleshed out. While I was interested in the outcome, I wasn't holding my breath. And a lot of it seemed unrealistic in a race to the finish that would never be plausible.
  • Georgiann
    2017-07-05
    not my favorite book by james patterson. i just really couldn't get into. i had to force myself to finish it.
  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    2018-02-24
    3.5-4 stars. Interesting concept if a little odd.
  • Shelby Backus
    2017-01-25
    So, I'm a very big James Patterson fanatic. It would've gotten a five star review IF, it didn't resemble Don't Blink. Now, both books are written by the same two authors so I expected similarities. But it wasn't till book four that it started to show differences. I enjoyed the story nonetheless, read it till the end and enjoyed every chapter, even staying up extra late to finish the final chapters. (Note, I got a copy from the printing department...
  • Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
    2018-08-19
    Professor and author, Dylan Reinhart, is pulled into advise on a murder case when a copy of his book is left at one of the crime scenes, along with a threatening message. The lead NYPD detective on the case is Elizabeth Needham and the case is that of the serial that has been named, "The Dealer", because the murderer leaves a playing card behind at ever murder. A card that is meant to give a clue into who the next victim will be. It's up to Reinh...
  • Anastasia
    2018-10-24
    Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan is the first book in the Instinct mystery series. Professor Dylan Reinhart is asked to assist the police in investigating a murder when a copy of his book on criminal behaviour is sent to the media along with a note from the killer. The serial killer becomes known as the Dealer when he leaves playing cards as a clue to his next kill. I read this book after becoming hooked on the TV show that was ...
  • Melissa Lenahan
    2017-10-16
    Another great read by this author. I don’t know of any of his books I don’t like.
  • Jo
    2017-07-07
    Murder Games (Murder Games)by James Patterson , Howard RoughanSynopsisThe next hand he deals you...may be your last.A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the cit...
  • Terri
    2017-07-22
    Lots has been written criticizing James Patterson & his books: they follow an assembly line style, he's only the idea man & so on...but, you can't fault success & "Murder Games" is a success!I don't read all his books, I only follow 2 of his main characters & most of his stand alone novels, but thanks to Dylan Reinhardt: I'm following series #3! There's something refreshing about Reinhardt. He's not a cop, he's actually... sorry, can't tell you. ...
  • Melissa
    2017-08-22
    With James Patterson books they are either a hit or a miss. This one was a miss. I could never really get into it and sometimes I would catch myself daydreaming and would have to reread a page. That is never a good sign. However, this will not keep me from reading his next one and hoping it is a hit.
  • Andrea Corley
    2017-07-11
    This definitely WAS NOT my favorite Patterson read, in fact was probably the worst one for me! It was hard to follow and pay attention to, and to be honest I don't know that I could even really tell you the true outcome because it bounced around so much! Complete waste of 2 days worth of reading if you ask me!
  • Carol
    2018-09-21
    Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote a book in criminal behavior--literally . He's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. Then a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene, along with a threatening message from the killer. Elizabeth Needham is a headstrong and brilliant NYPD detective in charge of the case. She recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene-- PLaying card. Another murder, another card, and ...
  • Emma
    2017-12-26
    3.5 stars