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The 9th Judgment by James Patterson
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The 9th Judgment

by James Patterson

Other authors: Maxine Paetro (Author)

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Series: Women's Murder Club (9)

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I've enjoyed this series from the beginning. This is more of the same, but still a good read. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
The Women's Murder Club (Lindsay, Claire, Yuki and Cindy) are back for the 9th book in the series. This one is definitely better than the last but that one was so unbelievably awful that #9 had to be a step up. A serial killer has targeted young mothers and their babies usually in public parking garages; after the murders he leaves a cryptic message,"WCF", written with the victim's lipstick. Meanwhile in San Francisco a jewel thief known as "Hello Kitty" has targeted the rich and famous while the homeowners are entertaining guests at dinner parties. While the hosts wine and dine their friends the cat burglar steals into their bedrooms and makes off with valuable jewelry. During a heist at a well known actor's home the jewel thief is nearly caught and the actor's wife ends up shot to death. These two high profile cases keep Detective Lindsay Boxer running to find the serial killer before he murders again.

Although the story was a fairly good one I was totally disgusted by the baby killings (that is not a spoiler as it happens in the first few pages of the book). The scene in which the serial killer directs Lindsay, with ransom money, where to drive in a stolen car was silly. Add to this some terribly overwrought passages: "The chief's face was blanched, and Jacobi's hooded eyes were drawn almost closed, both men looking as though they'd peered over the abyss into the devil's own lair". Now that I think about it, maybe I should have rated this a 2.
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  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
Interesting how the story lines intertwined. I enjoyed the chase! ( )
  yonitdm | Dec 10, 2015 |
Interesting how the story lines intertwined. I enjoyed the chase! ( )
  yonitdm | Dec 10, 2015 |
Easy to follow the plot, so good to listen to while exercising. Three stars because I enjoyed it, not for any great literary value. ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
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James Pattersonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paetro, MaxineAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Appello, Senzasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCormick, CarolynReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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SARAH WELLS STOOD on the roof of the carport and snaked her gloved hand through the hole she'd cut in the glass.
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Two "unsolvable" crimes shock the entire city--and may destroy the Women's Murder Club. In a shopping mall, a young mother and her infant child are vicious shot to death. Detective Lindsay Boxer's only clue is a cryptic message scrawled on a windshield in bloodred lipstick. The same night, a cat burgular breaks into the home of an A-list actor...and leaves behind a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body. Now all of San Francisco in hysteria, Lindsay spends every waking hour working on the case with her partner, Rich. And her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women's Murder Club. But with two vicious killers on the loose, any distraction could be fatal for Lindsay...
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The most personal

A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in bloodred lipstick.

The most dangerous

The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars' worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.

The most exciting Women's Murder Club novel ever

Lindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner, Rich--and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women's Murder Club. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line--but is it enough to save the city? With unparalleled danger and explosive action, The 9th Judgment is James Patterson at his compelling, unstoppable best!

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A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar and in just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria. Before the Women's Murder Club can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Detective Lindsay Boxer to put her own life on the line--but is it enough to save the city?… (more)

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