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Alex Cross is six foot three, weighs 200 pounds, and is athletic. He still lives on Fifth Street in D.C., with Nana Mama, Damon and Jannie, and Rosie the cat. He still drives his '74 Porsche. Alex Cross is forty-two years old.



PH.D. in psychology from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Special concentration in the field of abnormal psychology and forensic psychology.

Upon graduation Cross worked as a migrant farm worker for a year.

John Hopkins



Alex Cross went into private practice in D.C. He struggled financially for three years before giving it up.

He joined the Washington, D.C., Police Department as a psychologist, working in Homicide and Major Crimes. Cross is a profiler. He worked with VICAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program) as a liaison between the FBI and D.C. police.

Now an FBI Senior Agent, Cross works in the Hoover Building in D.C.

A Washington Post Magazine in-depth article called Cross "The Last Southern Gentleman" and praised him for his work in Homicide. It brought his name to the public's attention.

Articles by Alex Cross on the criminal mind have appeared in Psychiatric Archives and American Journal of Psychiatry. He also wrote a diagnostic profile of psychopathic killer Gary Soneji/Murphy.



Alex Cross was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His mother died of lung cancer when he was nine; his father, a heavy drinker, the year before. He was sent to D.C. to live with his grandmother, Regina Cross Hope (Nana Mama), an English teacher and assistant principal. She is eighty-four years old. Three brothers, two deceased; not raised by grandmother.

North Carolina

His wife, Maria, a social worker, was killed in a drive-by shooting that was never solved. He was left with two toddlers; Damon is now twelve and Janelle (Jannie) is now ten.

Alex Cross has another son, Alex Jr, age three. His mother, Christine Johnson, who was a principal at the Sojourner Truth School, now lives in Seattle with Alex Jr. Cross lost custody because of the dangers involved in his work. They never married.



St. Anthony's Soup Kitchen, where he is called Peanut Butter Man and Black Samaritan. He offers free therapy sessions.


The piano. Loves to play Gershwin and classical music. Avid reader of fiction and nonfiction. Biweekly boxing lessons with his children.



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