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
Release DateJun 26th, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Crime, Suspense

Reviews Murder Games

  • Matt
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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
    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
    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 Williams
    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 ❣
    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
    *2.5 stars
  • Jenny
    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
    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
    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 Meserole
    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
    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
    Everything by James Patterson is a winner in my eyes.
  • Mandy White
    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
    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
    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)
    3.5-4 stars. Interesting concept if a little odd.
  • Shelby Backus
    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...
  • Melissa Lenahan
    Another great read by this author. I don’t know of any of his books I don’t like.
  • Jo
    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
    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
    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
    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!
  • Emma
    3.5 stars
  • Freda Witt
    Loved this book. Loved the characters, which is a big help. I wanted to see the end,but I didn't want it to end.
  • Lisa
    Murder Games is a riveting and fast-paced crime novel that plays right into your hands.SUMMARYA card playing serial killer is on the loose in New York City. A crime columnist has labeled him The Dealer. His victims appear to be total strangers. What unites them is that The Dealer is leaving a playing card behind at each scene that points to the identity of his next victim. Dylan Reinhardt, Phd., is an Ivy League Psychology college professor with ...
  • Miles
    I have to say I really enjoyed this read. Murder Games is light, fluid and an incredibly quick and effortless read. The opening chapters are among the most entertaining I've read, certainly in the last year or so, introducing us to characters and plotlines so fast that if you blink you'd miss it!I've read a few of James Patterson's books, not all of them I hasten to add but more than enough to know what I like and what I don't and the overriding ...