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11th Hour - A Great Book for Summer Reading
A Women's Mystery Club Book
I have missed the Women's Murder Club. It's been a year since James Patterson (with Maxine Paetro) wrote the last book about the group. Lindsay Boxer is a member of SFPD Homicide division. Her best friend, Claire Washburn, is the Chief Medical Examiner in San Francisco. Yuki Castellano works in the DA's office and Cindy Thomas is a crime desk reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. Lindsay is pregnant lives with her dog, Martha and her husband Joe. Claire is married to Edmund and has two teenage sons and a young daughter. Both Cindy and Yuki live alone. Cindy's goal is to be a top crime reporter. With Lindsay feeding her information, she is well on her way. Yuki sometimes struggles at her job, but even though her mother isn't alive, her advice still rings strong in Yuki's ear. The Women's Murder Club meet at their favorite booth at their favorite restaurant-bar, Susie's.
To make things more complicated, the men that Lindsay are closest to her make solving crimes more intimate. Her husband, Joe Molineri, is a member of the FBI. Her partner, Rick Conklin, is Cindy's boyfriend. And Lindsay's boss, Lt. Jackson Brady is in a relationship with Yuki.
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11th Hour - by James Patterson
There are two story lines in this book.
There is a rogue vigilante killer, known as Revenge, who is killing the drug dealers in San Francisco. He is gunning them down with a gun that was taken from SFPD Homicide's evidence locker. The first murder we learn of is that of Chaz Smith. He is the fourth to be killed, but not the last. As the story continues, there are more killings, but none of them are like Chaz's murder. He is not your ordinary, run of the mill drug dealer and the killer is not someone who you would suspect.
The day after Chaz is murdered, there is another gruesome scene at the home of a famous actor, Harry Chandler. Two severed heads were found in his garden by one of the caretakers. With the heads were two index cards - one with the number 613 and the other with the number 104.
Nothing is at it seems
After all, this is a mystery
More bodiless heads are found after digging up the garden. Harry is a prime suspect. He had been accused of murdering his wife ten years earlier. Her body was never found and he was acquitted. Harry lives on his yacht in the San Francisco marina. His home (also referred to as the Ellsworth Compound) is maintained by Janet and Nigel Worley.
Other suspects include the Worley's daughter Nicole, Harry's chauffer, and of course, Harry's old girlfriends.
To make life more interesting, there is a reporter from the Post, Jason Blayney, who writes vicious stories about Lindsay. Whenever he gets a chance, he likes to point out how badly the SFPD is doing in solving cases. But here's the only spoiler I'm going to give you - he gets what he deserves at the end of the book!!!
The Women's Murder Club - First 5 Books
After I first started reading the Women's Murder Club series, I couldn't wait for the next one to come out. I still really like them, but the character development is slow and the plots aren't as rich as they used to be. I believe it is because James Patterson is not the author anymore. In any case, I still enjoy reading these books. They are great when you just want to read a good mystery.
11th Hour Commercial - With James Patterson
I remember seeing a commercial about the book 11th Hour a few months ago. I rarely watch commercials, but I did watch that one. Below are some video presentations about the 11th Hour book (one one of the James Patterson's Middle School series). One of them is the commercial that was on TV. In another, the author explains some background on how he wrote the book.
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Which is Your Favorite Women's Murder Club Book
I really enjoy the Women's Murder Club series. I like the characters and find the books a good way to escape. Perfect to help relieve the stress in your life.
Which is your favorite Women's Murder Club Book?
Meet James Patterson
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James Patterson - and his co-authors
James Patterson writes most of his books now with other authors. Some people say that his stories aren't as vibrant as they used to be. I happen to agree. It seems he's spending more time on books for kids (which I also love).
Do you think that the books that James Patterson writes with other authors are just as good as his books used to be?