James Patterson, Maxine Paetro – The 19th Christmas


If the Women’s Murder Club can’t be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame.

As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner’s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco.

Then, a fearsome criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman’s greed – for riches, for bloodshed, for attention – is limitless.

Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women’s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the unabridged edition. An abridged version is also available.

Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Narrator: January LaVoy
Duration: 7 hours 5 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2010
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

benediction intolerable

I keep waiting for this series to regain its shine. This one missed the mark. I feel like Paetro and Patterson need to read the first10 WMC books to rediscover what made these books popular in the first place so that people will continue to read them. I’m not sure where Claire has gone. She hasn’t been in the last few books. They should kill her off if she’s just going to poke her head in for a page. The strength of the earlier books was the relationships that existed between the women and the intricate storylines. That’s gone now. I may be gone too if these books don’t improve