The 9th Judgment by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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The 9th Judgment was an edge-of-your seat thrill ride.
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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!

About James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published April 10, 2010 by Little, Brown and Company. 369 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on May 01 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Dec 22 2010

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.

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Reviewed by Israel Drazin on Feb 02 2011

The Alex Cross series that Patterson writes himself are the best, most suspenseful, and heartwarming mysteries, but the women's murder club books comes in second...This book is as good as the others.

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A Bookworm's World

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Reviewed by Luanne on Jun 08 2010

I found the 'villains' to be almost caricatures of 'bad people'.

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Diary of an Eccentric

Reviewed by Anna on Aug 18 2010

I didn’t really enjoy the last couple installments of the Women’s Murder Club series, but ... Thankfully, I found The 9th Judgment to be an improvement, and I’m actually looking forward to what happens next.

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Reviewed by Kristen on Jun 08 2010

...between that tired cliché, the over-the-top violence, and a really random epilogue, I wouldn’t say this is a perfect book by any means.

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Reviewed by Crystal on Jun 30 2010

The 9th Judgment was an edge-of-your seat thrill ride.

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Stacy's Books

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Jan 27 2011

The killer himself was horrible, but one-dimensional.

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May 03 2011

The gripping tale and acute detailing of events and the horrendous crime shuns its readers from putting it down until the very last word.

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Reviewed by Corrine on Jun 13 2010

All in all, this is definitely one of the better books in the series, and it is well worth the read.

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