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The 22nd book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer returns as word gets around about a shipment of drugs and weapons.
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1. 21St Birthday
Lindsay vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As Lindsay prepares to celebrate her own daughter”s birthday, she clashes with rising Chief Charlie Clapper over a family case. When a distraught mother pleads with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Linda, and baby granddaughter, Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD. But Linda”s schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, tells a conflicting story that paints Linda as a wayward wife, not a missing person. And there”s reason to believe he may be telling the truth. While M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender — until he puts forward a theory of his own that unexpectedly connects the dots on a constellation of copycat killings. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn”t a woman in the state of California who”s safe from the reach of such an unspeakable threat.
2. The 20th Victim
Three victims, three bullets, three cities. Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco — SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer”s jurisdiction, and local reporter Cindy Thomas”s beat. The shooters” aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes?
3. The 19Th Christmas
If the Women”s Murder Club can”t be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame. As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women”s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner”s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman”s greed — for riches, for bloodshed, for attention — is limitless. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women”s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.
4. The 18th Abduction
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER ”Everything you love about Patterson and the Women”s Murder Club – smart characters, shocking twists, and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.” – LISA GARDNER, the international no. 1 bestselling author ”I couldn”t turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page – all the right ingredients for a thriller!” – HEIDI PERKS, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOW YOU SEE HER ”Terrific, high octane, really pacy…this book delivers everything we”ve come to love in a Patterson novel. Every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.” – JO SPAIN, no. 1 bestselling author of THE CONFESSION _________________ Three missing women. Two impossible cases. One determined detective. When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second. Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home. But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who”s seen a ghost – a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco. When Joe”s informant disappears, the two investigations collide. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women”s Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.
5. The Medical Examiner
Two bodies arrived at the morgue–one was still breathing. A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women”s Murder Club–or just the most twisted? BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
6. The Trial: A BookShot
“I”m not on trial. San Francisco is.” An accused murderer called Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. Or is he? By unleashing unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he has paralyzed the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women”s Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm. Now comes a courtroom shocker you will never see coming. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
7. 14Th Deadly Sin
With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women”s Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women”s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn”s birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay”s co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grow, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it”s too late. With shocking twists and riveting suspense, 14th DEADLY SIN proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction, in the words or Jeffery Deaver: “nobody does it better” than James Patterson.
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can”t trust anyone–maybe not even herself. As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flashes of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family”s dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents” affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?
9. Unlucky 13
The Women”s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn”t be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women”s Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women”s Murder Club must find a killer–before she finds them first.
10. 12Th Of Never
It”s finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor–while two killers are on the loose. Lindsay Boxer”s beautiful baby daughter is born! While Lindsay and Joe are at home in bliss, San Francisco gets hit with multiple killings. An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a murder that he claims is real. No one believes him-until a vicious shooting fits the man”s description to the last detail. Then the girlfriend of a star player for the San Francisco 49ers is found dead in her car, making the athlete the prime suspect. This seems like an open-and-shut case-until the body inexplicably vanishes from the morgue. When the desperate chief of police calls for help, Lindsay is forced to return to work after only one week at home with her newborn. But all the crimes in the world will seem like nothing when she suddenly faces the most devastating loss of her life. With heart-pounding emotion and suspense, 12TH OF NEVER is James Patterson”s most shocking and sensational Women”s Murder Club novel yet.
11. 11th Hour
Is one of Detective Lindsay Boxer”s colleagues a vicious killer? She won”t know until the 11th hour. A notorious drug dealer is gunned down using a weapon taken from the evidence locker in Lindsay”s own department! Lindsay must investigate her closest colleagues. But who can she trust? And is she placing herself, and her unborn baby, in a deadly situation?
12. 10Th Anniversary
Detective Lindsay Boxer”s anniversary celebration is forgotten when she is called to investigate a badly injured teenage girl whose newborn baby is missing in this new novel in the Women”s Murder Club series. Reprint. 1 million first printing.
Former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. He”s already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home. His best friend”s wife, Jack”s former lover, has been murdered. Private eye novel.
14. 9th Judgement
A psychopathic killer targets San Francisco”s most innocent and vulnerable A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall.
15. The 5th Horseman
The fifth novel in the Women”s Murder Club series. A young mother is recuperating in a top San Francisco hospital when suddenly she”s gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. How and why did this happen? With help from the newest member of the Women”s Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer discovers that this is not the hospital”s first suspicious case. Other patients have taken unexpected and devastating turns for the worse just as they”re planning to go home. Are these just appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people”s lives? When someone close begins to exhibit the same terrifying symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe. In a wild race against time she must fight an administration determined to shield its reputation even if it means hiding a killer…
THE BEACH… A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels”s parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter. …WILL NEVER BE… Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief–Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life. …THE SAME FOR YOU AGAIN. All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best–and they won”t be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise.
17. 7th Heaven
Discover the Women”s Murder Club”s most terrifying case ever in this New York Times bestseller. As a terrible series of fires blazes through California, the heat begins to rage too close to home. A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California”s golden boy Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case-a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion”s disappearance. But suddenly the flames are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she”s ever faced-at work and at home.
18. 4th of July
In a late-night showdown, Detective Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence she fires her weapon – and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she”s worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors. To escape the media circus, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay. Soon after, a string of grisly murders punches through the community. There are no witnesses; there is no pattern. But a key detail reminds Lindsay of an unsolved murder she worked on years ago. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women”s Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: in court and against a ruthless killer.
Last updated on Sunday, May 15, 2022