Pop Goes the Weasel

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: James Patterson
Narrator: Roger Rees , Keith David
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Published In: January 2018
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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Detective Alex Cross is back, and he's in love. Unfortunately, a series of chilling murders in Washington intervenes, with a plot twist you will never forget. Cross's ingenious pursuit of the quirky killer produces a suspect-a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a difficult and deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, both in and out of the courtroom, Alex and his fiancie become hopelessly involved with the most memorable villain Cross has ever faced.

Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power, with his most dynamic and powerful psychological thriller to date. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace. To read Pop Goes the Weasel is to discover why James Patterson is at the top of his field, and one of the finest suspense writers of his time.

Reviews (6)


Written by Curtis W. on May 1st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Book was very good. Narrator spoke so very very fast it was hard to follow much of the time.

Written by Scott E on November 11th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

How can one man make such a great series! Love his work!

Written by Chandelle C on June 1st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Just when the series started to veer off to me, this brought it right back.

Written by Linsey stewart on December 21st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked it alot. Wasn't one my favorites but still very good. All his books are so hard to put down/ stop listening too. I honestly can't say I've read any other books from another author. There's just so many from James and I know before reading them they won't be boring.

Pop Goes the Weasle

Written by Lori on April 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent thriller. If you like suspense, this one will keep you popping new batteries in your CD player.

Pop Goes The Weasel

Written by Charles L Schueler Jr from Glendale, NY on January 24th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

James Patterson has done it again. This is a real cliffhanger! If I were reading it, instead of listening, I wouldn't be able to turn the pages fast enough. And at the end, Patterson leaves us with <.....partial reveal of end of story deleted...> leading up to the sequel, "London Bridges", which I read just recently. He is a master story teller, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommend it.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.