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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: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women’s Murder Club Series Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781607881780
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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 killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters.

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? Download and start listening now!

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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.”

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  • Those who haven't read any of the novels in the Women's Murder Club series are cheating themselves. BookReporter.com
  • McCormick's versatile range and vocal skills portray lead Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Rich Conklin, with decisiveness, and even a love interest. She perfectly renders their commitment to work the homeless case on personal time. Add meth labs, drugs, and poisonous snakes-and McCormick delivers a high-octane thriller that won't disappoint. AudioFile Magazine on 8th Confession
  • Patterson and Paetro are at their best here, weaving a number of plots together to create a novel that dips and flows across genre lines.... A series that shows no signs of fatigue or flagging. BookReporter.com
  • 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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 2/16/2014

    " I love this series and the majority of the book was good, but it wrapped up a little too quickly and seemed very rushed at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/7/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoy this series. If I need a fast paced guaranteed entertaining read I pick up a James Patterson book. The funny thing is you would never know that James Patterson is a hilarious man based on the topics of his books and author picture. I was fortunate to meet him several years ago at a book signing. Keep the books coming!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 2/3/2014

    " Just what I expect from this series: a quick entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul J | 2/2/2014

    " A fast read, but not nearly as good as others he has written. Unless you are reading the series, don't bother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 1/23/2014

    " By far, this Patterson series is enjoyable and compelling. Keep them coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/20/2014

    " The women's murder club work together to solve a string of lipstick murders that involve young moms and their infant children. Boxer is also out looking for the Hello Kitty burglar of expensive jewels. Hello Kitty goes awry on one of her break ins and flees after being seen. The next day she learns Mrs Dowling was killed by a gun. Hello Kitty didn't do it and she believes Mr dowling did. Two women struggle in their current marriages only to find they love each other and are trying to get away from their abusive marriages. Boxer puts her life on the line when the lipstick killer demands 2 million dollars to be delivered only by her. All this is neatly wrapped up in the end, and is a non-stop page turner by james patterson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jemie | 1/16/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy | 1/16/2014

    " A gook murder mystery. A couple of spicy parts, I can do without. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chase | 12/28/2013

    " Lindsey needs to stop thinking about Conklin!!! Stupid person!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 12/28/2013

    " can't wait for 10th anniversary to come out.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/25/2013

    " Good reading!!But then the whole series has been really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Krill | 11/13/2013

    " One of the best in this series of the women's murder club!! I can't wait to see patterson top it with the 10th ....excellent plotline and again page turning keeping the reader interested in what is going to happen next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Papaparsons | 10/21/2013

    " Pretty normal James Patterson mystery novel, with the Lindsey Boxer group solving another mystery in San Francisco. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terric853 | 9/9/2013

    " I love this series and this one did not disappoint. There were some loose ends that I would have liked to seen resolved, but it was a throughly engaging read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E | 9/7/2013

    " Quick read. I've read the whole series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Gordon | 9/4/2013

    " It was good over-all. It ended abruptly...not a fan of that part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 1/3/2013

    " I enjoyed the Sarah, the cat burgler, in this book. I was a bit surprised by the ending of that story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 11/21/2012

    " As always an awesome book. I love these women! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lhmama (holly) | 11/21/2012

    " Super quick read ending leaves off for number 10!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 7/31/2012

    " I love these quick read James Patterson books. Simple clear and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina Michaels | 5/27/2012

    " Pretty good story except I didn't feel as though some things were as explained as they should have been. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Carlson | 2/3/2012

    " Love the books that have Lindsay as the main character. This one didn't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Vaughn | 8/24/2011

    " I think this was one of the best Women's Murder Club books in a long time. I just didn't like the ending, I thought it was a little weak "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 8/18/2011

    " I tried to read this book right after I had my baby, it was a little too much for me and I couldn't finish the book. I will have to try and read the book again in a couple more years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorrea(Threein3) | 8/7/2011

    " Not much I want to say about this book. It really struck me hard because I was reading this book at the same time as the Newtown, CT incident. Reading about killing kids and seeing it on TV was just a bit much for me. Life is stranger than fiction though isn't it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 6/26/2011

    " Another good one from Patterson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 6/21/2011

    " Crazy but I really like these books...this one however I was not loving. Did not like that kids were being murdered...that really really bugged me. Other than that I like it a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 6/10/2011

    " Good - but not the best Patterson I ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Talia | 5/25/2011

    " Another fast-paced thriller from Patterson! Read this one in one day. Entertaining. "

  • 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.