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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Narrator: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women’s Murder Club Series Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781607881803
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During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control—leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.

The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The only shred of evidence left by the killer is a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in red.

With two elusive criminals on the loose, Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women’s Murder Club to help her stop them before they continue their spree. But before they can break either case, the Lipstick Killer changes his act and demands a ransom—not for a single victim, but for all of San Francisco. Lindsay puts her own life on the line, but will it be enough to save the city from this deranged killer?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With her husky voice, precise articulation, and even cadence, Carolyn McCormick shines as she returns to the series. She fully embraces the primary characters with empathy, giving each one an identifiable voice. Best of all, she completely embodies Lindsey Boxer. Although she occasionally struggles with accents, McCormick’s gritty and sometimes-edgy sound is perfect for suspense thrillers, yet she capably softens her tones for more sensitive scenes.”

    AudioFile

  • The 9th Judgment is everything that an outstanding mystery and thriller should be, as it shocks, tantalizes, and teases right up until the very end…Yet another riveting work in a great series.”

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kassie | 2/19/2014

    " I love the Women's Murder club books.... It's a series that I hope stays around for a long time! James Patterson is probably one of my favorite authors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Denning | 2/18/2014

    " Been adding this set of James Patterson books to my list...10 and 11 to go! They are a fun light series w/mystery added in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derickdw | 2/8/2014

    " Great read. Not the best in the series, by no means, in my opinion that would be 3rd Degree. But, it did have me reading a lot - I barely put the book down, and the some what cliff-hanger ending has me intrigued. Can't wait for the 10th. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Kift | 2/6/2014

    " This book was very good and has a gripping storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Reichel | 2/5/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It is exactly what I expected. Easy to ready and fun. Perfect for vacation, around the pool, on the airplane and/or sitting at the airport. If you are a fan of suspense/thriller and James Patterson I believe this is a good book for you ...and you will enjoy the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sahar Kharrufa | 1/31/2014

    " Not very impressed. Patterson usually writes better than this. However it is the first book I have read in the women's murder club series so I have no frame of reference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Russo | 1/30/2014

    " It was not my favorite compared to other books in this series. I didn't like the relationship between Heidi & Sarah. There was one unexpected twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oldesq | 1/20/2014

    " The 9th Judgment by James Patterson is a middle of the road entry in the franchise. A murder during a robbery holds great promise, which is eventually squandered to acquit an innocent suspect. Meanwhile, the set-up for a serial killer is quite strong but the resolution is cliche. However, as a single-sitting read which keeps one turning the pages The 9th Judgment is a satisfying secret indulgence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 1/19/2014

    " A group of four friends work together in different areas of a crime scene to solve the case. One of the better books I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 1/11/2014

    " Loved this book just like the others in this series. It ended with questions answered but still open for another book in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 1/8/2014

    " Obviously the 9th in the Women's Murder Mystery series and not as good as the previous books. The women in the book didn't spend much time together and how the two cases in the story merged seemed contrived - too much of a coincidence. Think I may wait for paperback for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisha | 1/3/2014

    " Another good one in the women's murder club series. I am starting to feel like how does Lindsay survive all of these life and death situations. Of course, that's what happens when you read a series like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancie | 12/26/2013

    " Just bought it yesterday and already finished it... quick and entertaining read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Boivin | 12/20/2013

    " the is an incredible book. fast paced, believable charecters and a crazy bad guy you will enjoy hating. this is a must read if you are into police /detective mysteries. i would read it again. i will definatly now go back to read the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micki Earp | 12/1/2013

    " Don't normally read murders or mysteries, but could not put this down. I'm looking forward to reading more of the women's murder club series by Patterson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 11/29/2013

    " Definitely a page turner... I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 11/27/2013

    " Bought on 13 April 2010. Finished reading 20 April 2010 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 10/27/2013

    " Always like his Womens Murder Club books, very fast read, a little more disturbing than his older ones, kids in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 10/12/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was a quick read. It makes you wonder what Patterson did in the 10th one to top this book. I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abigail | 9/8/2013

    " Really 2.5 stars. I read it fast and was caught up in the mystery/suspense side, but his characterization kills me. Really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgina | 4/11/2013

    " This was my first James Patterson book as I have managed to avoid him until now. So, I was surprised to enjoy this book. I really liked the characters and although the book was really easy to read, it had some twists and then all came together at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/1/2013

    " A great fast read. Much better than the last one, justice prevails and it's not too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/23/2013

    " always a fun series to read, i really breezed through this one. Joe better make an honest women out of Lindsey soon though. Very disturbing situation in this book though not for the faint of heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Freud | 9/14/2012

    " Yes, I love this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie Mccarthy | 3/16/2012

    " This was a great book and had a lot of highs and lows, really pulled you in. A great turn in the lives of each of the women in the murder club, and a gripping compelling mysteries/crimes - what was amazing was the way they all tied together "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris Robinson | 11/2/2011

    " Good suspense! The reader on the audiobook was pretty good...loved the sinister voice for Pete Gordon! First book that I've checked out by Patterson. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Brock | 10/15/2011

    " Geez! Can you say formula?! I couldn't read the whole thing...just skipped to the end. Not sure I wanna even attempt 10 or 11. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 9/30/2011

    " Meh. Listened on CD while commuting. Wasn't unbearable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Schott | 9/1/2011

    " Patterson fans will not be disappointed. I love where they are going with the characters. Lindsey doesn't always solve the total crime. Her life isn't fully wrapped up at the end of each novel. I love that she is evolving in each book. I read this in literally a day! Really great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 5/23/2011

    " Best one yet! I LOVE these books!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 5/22/2011

    " This is another in the Women's Murder Club series featuring San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer. She deals with both a psychotic serial killer a second story cat burglar. The climax has an unusual twist.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fabulous | 5/19/2011

    " I enjoyed this as much as any James Patterson book...a good quick read...not as suspenseful as some of his others but still fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 5/15/2011

    " The one exception to my statement about James Patterson's co-authored books not being as good as his own - this series is really fun and the characters are well wrought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 5/13/2011

    " Good read, always like Patterson "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/13/2011

    " Love this series! Of course it ended with a hanger, luckily I have the next one ready to start now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jem | 5/5/2011

    " Amazing story! I can't wait to read the 10th Anniversary! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/4/2011

    " This was a good continuation to the series. It was a little predictable but still had a good plot line and it was quick to read and kept me interested. The first mention of "WCF" got me a little confused, but it was easy to figure out by the second time I saw it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 5/4/2011

    " Overworked. Lindsey is after the "Lipstick" killer and a cat burglar who killed one of the victims. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/3/2011

    " Fab! Read in a day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jann | 5/2/2011

    " I haven't read a murder club mystery in a while. I really enjoyed it. A good beach read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meshe/Michelle | 5/2/2011

    " the best thing I can say about this book is that I enjoyed finishing it up while laying on the beach watching the waves and feeling the gulf breezes.
    too many coincidences and not enough meat in this one. Hope #10 is better. If it isn't, I'll probably give up on this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 5/1/2011

    " I thought this book was written very well, loved the suspense in the WCF killer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 4/28/2011

    " though i would not rate this as one of the greater womans murder club books it was still a page turner. this story line keeps you wanting more. patterson could have added more to the story line. it was alot leading up to nothing! even though i was disappointed i am anxiously awaiting #10! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 4/26/2011

    " Great read per norm for the Womans Murder Club... fast and fascinating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 4/25/2011

    " I am a sucker for Patterson's Women's Murder Club series and this one delivered! Very suspenseful, easy reading. Not for the faint of heart, though.
    "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives. Her audiobook narration has won her three AudioFile Earphones Awards.