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Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games)
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
A CBS TV SERIES STARRING ALAN CUMMING -- PREMIERING MARCH 11, 2018 Previously published as Murder Games 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 playing card. Another murder, another card--and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint--pointing directly toward the next victim. As tabloid headlines about the killer known as "The Dealer" scream from newstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal--could Dylan become one? A heart-pounding novel of suspense more shocking than any tabloid true crime story, Instinct introduces the next unforgettable character from the imagination of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.
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PatriciaU
Murder Games | James Patterson
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A few years ago, the staff at my library did an internal summer reading program. All the titles and authors they read were put into this word cloud, then made into a poster. The image showed up in my online memories today and reminded me how much fun this was!

kspenmoll What a creative idea! 5mo
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JoyBlue
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Kathfidler
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Yes! I love this book, it could be my new favourite of Patterson‘s work. I love the development of the characters and the storyline. Can‘t wait to read the 2nd book.

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binte_badr
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Loved the book. Generally, this kinda books get on my mind and makes me gloomy. But this was nothing like that. And I loved the protagonist.

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binte_badr
Murder Games | James Patterson

Human beings are pretty simple once you figure out what they want.

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binte_badr
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Reading right now.

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PlainJayne81
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Loved it.. Will definitely be looking out for Part 2 & maybe the TV Series.. 😁

JoyBlue It wasn't until I started watching (well, listening—knitting at same time) the series for a second time (partner's first) that I realized that it was based on a book. Now reading. 2y
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PlainJayne81
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Current Read #1.. 😊

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amsu311
Murder Games | James Patterson
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#Goodreads2019ReadingChallenge

Seems that this has been turned into serial drama. But,reading is better. ❤

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Clwojick
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Finished this audiobook around 2am last night. It wasn‘t at good as some of his other ones, but I still liked it. #24b4monday #TeamSlaughter

TEArificbooks The sign on the right with the lights behind it looks likes someone in a costume approaching you. 3y
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Clwojick
Murder Games | James Patterson
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I was planning to be sleeping already, but I only have an hour left. MUST finish! Who needs sleep, anyways, right? #24b4monday #teamslaughter

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Bookzombie
Murder Games | James Patterson
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I picked this up because CBS cancelled the show based on it and I wanted more of Dylan and Lizzie. As typical of many adaptations there are differences, but I enjoyed this. It was a fast paced read with short chapters, like any other Patterson I have read. I am curious to see where the next one goes and already have it on hold.

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JadeBethJ
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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So I really love the show Instinct and didn‘t even know it was based off a book.

I‘m also a James Patterson fan so I thought why not!? And guess what came in the mail today!? Yes!!

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Prettytears
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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My joy has everything to do with the fact that I'm on track of meeting my Goodreads reading challenge and also there's nothing more gratifying than picking a book and loving all of it in the end. This was a perfect thriller/mystery for any day. The pacing was phenomenal (I wish I could write like this), the serial killer was dubbed The Dealer so think 'deck of cards' and my favourite quote: “The secret to staying alive? Never stop breathing.”

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Prettytears
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1. Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (90% complete and still loving it)
2. Zodiac (It's based on the Zodiac Killer, directed by David Fincher and starring Robert Downing Jr, Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo just to name a few.)
3. Litchi juice? I'm simple.😅

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Prettytears
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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Normal behaviour, therefore, is when we collectively believe that the circumstances justify the behaviour. Likewise, abnormal behaviour is when we don‘t. But how much does behaviour actually tell us about the circumstances? Can we ever really judge behaviour simply by the behavior itself? 2/2

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Prettytears
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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Human behaviour is context-driven. Meaning that changing the circumstances will often change the resulting behaviour. Thou shalt not kill, right? Unless of course it‘s in self-defense or during a war or, more controversially, an act of capital punishment. Put another way, we can be motivated to do almost anything depending on the circumstances... 1/2

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ejgbooknerd
Murder Games | James Patterson
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I‘m looking for book recommendations. A murder mystery that is similar to Murder Games. I enjoyed the character Dylan Reinhart because he made the book a little lighter with his humour. Does anyone have any recommendations? A mystery with a bit of humour. Please recommend a few if you can because I‘m borrowing from a very small library. #bookrecommendations #recommendations

hermyknee I thought Big Little Lies added humor to a very serious mystery 4y
ejgbooknerd @hermyknee Thank you! I checked and they‘ve got it but it‘s on loan until 25th February. Just reserved it now. 4y
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hermyknee Awesome! Have you tried any of the Robert Galbraith novels? The Cuckoo‘s Calling is the first one 4y
ejgbooknerd @hermyknee The library doesn‘t have it 😭 But when I get paid, I‘m definitely getting it! It looks really interesting! 4y
hermyknee Yes! It‘s JK Rowling‘s pseudonym, so she‘s written four books in this series now: The Cuckoo‘s Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil, and Lethal White! 4y
ejgbooknerd @hermyknee I can‘t believe I didn‘t know that! Definitely want them now. 4y
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ejgbooknerd
Murder Games | James Patterson
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It‘s raining so I‘m inside with my blanket and my beautiful reading buddy, Aki 🥰🥰 #catsoflitsy #perfectlife

Slajaunie 💚🐾 4y
Mrs.C I have been dying to get a cat, but my eldest son and hubby are allergic 😭 4y
ejgbooknerd @Slajaunie I agree ❤️❤️ 4y
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ejgbooknerd @Tashaxlynn Oh no 😭😭😭😭 I have two and couldn‘t live without them (so much so that I brought my first cat over from Japan when I moved to Australia). 4y
Mrs.C I‘m such a cat person, it kills me that I can‘t have any now, I love them. I used to have three when I was younger. I‘ve been considering a hairless cat in the hopes that it wouldn‘t trigger their allergies lol 4y
Mrs.C Your cats traveled more than I have! 😂 4y
ejgbooknerd @Tashaxlynn Hairless cats aren‘t as nice to look at but they‘re still beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ I used to work at an animal shelter and one of the animal attendants was allergic to cats and she just got an allergy shot every week to keep the allergy at bay. 😂 4y
Slajaunie @Tashaxlynn my husband is allergic but we still have two. We do not let them in the bedroom and cover his chair. 4y
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MissyLynn.Reads
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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I loved watching this show over the summer so when I realized there was a novel, I had to grab it.

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Kappadeemom
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Reading with Jack #Dorkie #Dogsoflitsy

MrBook 😻😻😻😻 4y
Lauram Puppa!!! ❤️❤️ 4y
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KayJaysReads
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Did not see the CIA coming into play.

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JeaMar82
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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Listened to this on audio. It was pretty good. Likable characters.
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JeaMar82
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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Next audiobook. Started it this morning on my way to work and it's going good so far.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Instinct (Previously Published as Murder Games) | James Patterson, Howard Roughan

Watching Instinct and knowing the answer:
Lizzie: "What is she wearing?"
Dylan: "Definitely Steampunk."
Lizzie: "Huh?"
Dylan: "Futuristic Sci-fi Aesthetic
inspired by the Victorian Era."
#learneditonlitsy #booksmart
#steampunk ?

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Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover
Murder Games | James Patterson
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1st James Patterson book and definitely not my last. Twisty & engaging. Reading it myself was significantly better than listening to the #audiobook. The narrator‘s voice and cadence was equivalent to static white noise for me. It was just there. #MurderGames #Bookly #readingstats #goodreads #bookreview https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2396218221

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TheBookbabeblog84
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Yup....pretty accurate! #books #thegreatamericanread #readmore

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Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover
Murder Games | James Patterson
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I was unable to read as much as I intended to throughout the work week and this is a perfect opportunity for me to participate in my first mini-readathon 🎉 . Since I‘m a moody reader (if you can‘t already tell by the number of books I normally have in my READING stack), I‘ve chosen two books to consume in my 8 hours of reading for the #8intwo readathon. #staywithme #ayobamiadebayo #murdergames #jamespatterson #blitsy #blacklitsy #weekendreading

jouleian Stay with me is Amazing! 5y
Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover @jouleian I‘m really enjoying it so far. 😁 I‘m about halfway through and I can tell I‘m going to want to buy my own copy for re-reading. 5y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Murder Games | James Patterson
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After watching Alan Cumming's TV show Instinct; wanted to read book series was based on. I liked the characters. Elizabeth and Dylan make a good team. The tenacious cop and the brilliant Professor. Then there is Dylan's husband Tracy; he is such a sweetheart! He fights greedy landlords and protects children. Book was just different enough from TV to keep me interested. Although parts from POV of killer and victims was creepy. #whatIreadthisweekend

QuietlyLaura I just watched the first episode of Instinct (TV show) and really liked it! Now I have something good to watch on Sunday nights. 5y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @QuietlyLaura Me too! I love Alan Cumming! 5y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Who else has done this? I listened to Library Audio CDs on the way to Sunday Morning Yoga and while running errands. Was so into it that I bought Kindle edition when I got home. Wanted to finish & Audio wasn't going to work with menfolk in & out of house. My Library didn't have Kindle edition. This way I can return the Cds when I'm in town tomorrow. Someone else might want to read. Just being considerate right? 🤓
#bookishconfessions

DGRachel I *might* have done something similar on one or two (hundred) occasions. 😂😂 5y
Zelma That is the height of consideration! Way to take one for the team. 👏😆 5y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Bahaha!The British Hacker sounds like Stewie from Family Guy. 🤣 #audiobooks

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DGRachel
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Did anyone else watch the pilot episode of Instinct last night? It‘s based on the tagged book. The jury‘s still out as far as I‘m concerned, but it has potential, and I do love Alan Cumming.

(Images from IMDb and Goodreads)

ApoptyGina69 I‘m planning to watch it tonight. I ❤️Alan Cumming lots! 5y
Alfoster Yes! I liked it! But you‘re right...we‘ll see how it pans out over the season! So far I like him more than her!😍 5y
CrowCAH I did; I liked it!!! 5y
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Pamwurtzler Darn was that last night? I was watching basketball. (Sadly). I‘ll have to see if I can catch that on demand. 5y
DGRachel @Pamwurtzler Yes, it came on after 60 minutes. I actually recorded it - so thankful that AT&T U-verse lets me change the end time of the recording, since the show itself started nearly 45 minutes later than scheduled because the basketball game ran over. 5y
DGRachel @Alfoster @CrowCAH @ApoptyGina69 I enjoyed it and definitely liked Alan Cumming‘s character better than the detective. I‘m really interested to see where it goes. 5y
DivineDiana Going to try and find this! News to me! Thank you! 5y
DGRachel @DivineDiana It‘s on CBS, if that helps. 5y
DivineDiana @DGRachel Thank you! 5y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm listening to audio book after watching the Pilot. I would have been totally okay if they had deviated from the book and Dylan was Scottish. Love Alan Cummings! It's so rare to get to hear the glorious accent. 😍 5y
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Wife
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Not terrible. Not memorable. Finished in the early, early morning. Sending to a friend that may be more of a James Patterson fan than I am.

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Booknerd2
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Another fun book by Patterson. A serial killer is on the loose and leaving playing cards ♠️ on his victims. Is he able to kill from his grave? Hopefully a new series!!!

Monica5 On my TBR list 5y
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Monica5
Murder Games | James Patterson
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🎉🎉🎉Thought this was a good read. Hope this becomes a series.

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guinsgirlreads
Murder Games | James Patterson
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 fun read! ♦️♣️♥️♠️ I especially enjoy card and psych themes.. 🃏 👍🏻

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guinsgirlreads
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Grrrrrrr if I didn't have to go to work I'd sit here and finish this now 😥👋🏻👋🏻

mrozzz Work is always getting in the way of my towering TBR pile 😉 5y
guinsgirlreads Mine too, ugh 5y
Sassy_Steph Damn life for getting in the way of reading!!! 5y
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guinsgirlreads
Murder Games | James Patterson
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23 pages in and I'm thinking this is going to be a GOOD one! Fun stuff already! 💭 🤗

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guinsgirlreads
Murder Games | James Patterson
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My library stack is growing again 🤷🏻‍♀️.. a little JP next! #currentread

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Read4life
Murder Games | James Patterson
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My first set of August #mostanticipated
Includes my #whodunitbymail read and the #agathachristieclub read

#backtoreading

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏‼️❤️ 5y
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Garabrandtreviews
Murder Games | James Patterson
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Hey guys!

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NikkiKey94
Murder Games | James Patterson
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This is how I'm spending a lazy day off work, reading a good book with my dog beside me. Murder Games is very good so far.

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MrBook
Murder Games | James Patterson
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#TBRtemptation post 3! Any James Patterson fans here? I know there's a bunch of you 😆👊🏻. This is his latest, due out in bookstores this week. A serial killer is loose in Manhattan. Dubbed The Dealer for leaving a playing card on each victim. Officer Elizabeth Needham teams up with professor Dylan Reinhart to figure out how all of the victims are connected before more folks die. Sounds like another great JP thriller! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Bookladylinda I ❤️ JP!!! 6y
MrBook @Bookladylinda Then I know who to tag in future JP posts 😁👏🏻🙌🏻! I met him at #BEA17 this month 😎. 6y
Bookladylinda @MrBook please do! I would totally love that. I would love to meet him one day. 6y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 6y
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