The 19th Christmas (Women's Murder Club Series #19)

The 19th Christmas (Women's Murder Club Series #19)

by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316420273
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/07/2019
Series: Women's Murder Club Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 13
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

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 375 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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The 19th Christmas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Always a surprise inside me a heart warming story too.
Anonymous 8 days ago
Loved this book. A very exciting book. Kept your attention. Highly recommend it!
Anonymous 9 days ago
I couldn't put it down. I read it in two days. Patterson again outdid himself. I can't wait for another new one. The 20th.
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marykuhl 2 days ago
This book center around an investigation in which the mastermind had set off a chain of events to keep the police distracted while he executed his true crime, on Christmas. This story was very Boxer and Conklin oriented. Claire and her husband are in San Diego. Except for the beginning and the epilogue, she is not in the story. Cindy is tasked with a story about Christmas traditions from the immigrant community. Cindy uncovers a wrongful imprisonment story and takes it to Yuki. Those two storyline intersect each other but are so minor they take up a few chapters. As with the last Women's Murder Club book, the story does not involve the 4 friends discussing the crime(s) over drinks. That being said, I still liked this story and would recommend it.
Anonymous 3 days ago
The murder club books are always good. Good books, good author, what more Good book, good author. What more could we ask for. Good book, good author. What more could we ask for. Good book. Good author. What more could we ask for. could we ask for.
Anonymous 3 days ago
We both read this book. Enjoyed it...
MonnieR 3 days ago
By now, the 19th book in the series, the members of the self-described Women's Murder Club seem like old friends to me: San Francisco Police Department Detective Lindsay Boxer, attorney Yuki Castellano, medical examiner Claire Washburn and crime reporter Cindy Thomas. As usual, Lindsay's escapades take center stage in this one, with Yuki and Cindy getting some page time as they deal with inequities in the U.S. immigration system (a timely issue for sure). Claire shows up only a couple of times - seems she left town over the Christmas holidays to teach college students. For the most part, it's the usual fare (which is fine with me, for the record); the only noticeable difference here is that the first and last chapter or two are set in the present, while the rest of the book takes place five years earlier. Everything ties together just fine in the end, but I can't say it made the book any better or worse. It all begins with all four women hoping for a carefree Christmas holiday with their significant others. Then readers are backtracked to a time when Lindsay and her partner Rich (Cindy's beau) chased down a street thief. He spills the beans on a really bad guy who's holed out in a hotel; the FBI is called in and a shootout ensues. Yuki and her sweetie Brady are prepping for a pre-Christmas dinner with the district attorney (Yuki's boss) when Brady gets called to the hotel scene. From that point on, it's mostly Lindsay and Rich investigating leads that suggest something big-time is going to go down with an eye toward prevention and apprehension. Concurrently, based on Cindy's research that suggests an innocent immigrant man may be languishing in jail too long awaiting trial, Yuki gets involved with trying to get justice for him as Cindy hustles to make her story deadline. All told, it makes for an enjoyable adventure that won't tax your brain - great for curling up next to a cozy stocking-hung fireplace with a mug of hot mulled cider.
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