Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club Series #13)

Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club Series #13)

by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro


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The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose.

San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better.

Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered.

In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer-before she finds them first.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455516001
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Series: Women's Murder Club Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 34,539
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(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 300 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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Unlucky 13 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 266 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I waited so long for this book. I have read all the books in this series. It did not grab me like the other books. I did not like the way the storylines were resolved. Very poor And abrupt and then on their merry way to solve the next problem. It also had a poor ending. Everything seemd to be a rush to a conclusion without enough thought. The ending left more to be desired also. I will be very wary when #14 comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of this series and Patterson for many years and eagerly awaited this book. I was disappointed almost from the start. The characters didn't seem to have their usual depth, the multiple plot story line jumped from one PoV to the other with no rhythm or reason, the plots were somewhat uninteresting, and there was very little payoff in the end. If fact, when I turned the last page I was shocked that it was over. The first plot line (Yuki's cruise) was absurd, pointless, and frankly boring. Totally could not and would not happen. Another plot line (Mackie Morales) built to a great climax but was over in a page as she was dealt with quickly and with no real danger to any of the major characters. I seriously questioned why would they even have her come back to just end her in this way? It reminded me of the scene from the old Indiana Jones movie where the enemy is threatening Indie with knives and Indie just shoots him and moves on without a second thought. The last, and seemingly biggest, plot line just ended with no resolution... Did they do it? Was there someone else helping? Will there be more bombs? Will they shut the restaurant chain down? I actually went back and re read to see if I had missed something. It was seriously never resolved. I am so discouraged by this book I will probably not read any further stories in this series and just bide my time until the next Alex Cross novel comes out. Hopefully there will more effort given. Bottom line - if a prolific author, like James Patterson, cannot write at least a decent story then he should end the series. I feel like I have been cheated. Quantity over quality seems to be his new style.... so disappointed.
Mikeinrc More than 1 year ago
My wife and I have read every one of the Women's Murder Club novels and we enjoyed them all ... until this stinker! The "murder club" had no interaction as a group to solve anything. Even worse, two of the three main plot lines are never resolved. The story just ends, as if Patterson and Paetro couldn't think of any way to bring the story line to a conclusion. Disappointing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very fast read! Loved the book however was disappointed how the book ended.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Which of The Women is the Unluckiest? It appears to be a fatal single car accident until Claire takes a closer look and determines that it might have been a small bomb instead.  Lindsay gets the case, but the FBI quickly take it from her.  Still, she and Richie investigate, but they are finding so few clues.  Will the bomber strike again? Meantime, the FBI has also spotted Mackie Morales, the one who got away.  Cindy becomes obsessed with tracking this psychopath down, with the help of cops, to conduct an interview.  And Yuki is getting married, but her joy might quickly turn to sorrow…. This series is wildly uneven, but this is definitely one of the better books.  While Claire doesn't wind up with much to do, there are still three storylines that kept me turning pages quickly to find out what would happen next in all of them.  Unfortunately, three plots takes its toll again, and one of them gets short shifted in the climax.  Additionally, the character development is a little shallow.  Still, it was a fun, fast read. Fans of the series will delight to spend time with these ladies.  This is a definite step up from the previous entry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book , not a dull moment and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Things happen that will surprise you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series of books, but there was no conclusion to one of the plots!! I, like another reader, went back into the story to see if I missed something. I didn't, but James and Maxine forgot. Maybe they couldn't remember who was supposed to write that part. I really don't understand when writers co-author a book. It doesn't always work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was three stories in one (and I think just to fill the pages). In no way were they related but rather were detached from each other. The main story, once I figured out which one it was, was unrealistic and shallow. I am not looking forward to any sequel.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Unlucky Thirteen is the thirteenth book in the popular Women’s Murder Club series by American author, James Patterson. When Claire Washburn summons Lindsay Boxer and Rich Conklin to a traffic accident on The Bridge, it quickly becomes apparent that this is much more. The explosion that caused the accident turns out to be from two belly bombs, ingested by two innocent motorists shortly before. The FBI decides to get involved, much to the SFPD’s disgust. Meanwhile, Chronicle journalist, Cindy Thomas, gets a lead on what she believes will be the story that makes her career: Lindsay lets slip to her that Mackie Morales, the deranged killer posing as a police intern just months earlier (see Twelfth of Never), has been caught on camera recently. Cindy is determined to track her down to get an exclusive interview. And Yuki Castellano drops the bombshell that she and Jackson Brady (Lindsay’s boss), are getting married, pronto! The Women’s Murder Club as such doesn’t get a lot of action in this book. Claire remains very much in the background after the first crime scene. Yuki is busy being a cruise-ship honeymooner with new hubby, Jackson while Cindy and Lindsay are each concentrating separately on their own cases. As for the action on the cruise ship, that seems to be pretty much the Jackson Brady show with Yuki showing a bit of her mettle at the end. Cindy shows her smarts in this instalment: she’s so clever, in fact, that she figures out stuff the FBI and the SFPD with all their resources haven’t been able to. She’s like a dog with a bone when it comes to Mackie Morales. Lindsay’s case is not conclusively resolved, but she and Rich are convinced they have the guilty in custody. There is plenty of action and excitement: Patterson’s trademark short chapters and a few heart-thumping climaxes make this instalment another page-turner. 3.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another exciting murder club thriller, hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the rest of the series, lots of action and great story line....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On edge of seat throughout book waiting for grand ending turned the page and there was no more what happened.. ?
Dauber88 More than 1 year ago
I always have trouble putting down the Women's Murder Club books. I hope James Patterson and Maxine Paetro keeping writing them for a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
$15.00?? No wonder Nook is going under!
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
One of the interesting elements of author James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series is the numerous sub-plots playing out at once. These various plots keep readers/listeners in an adrenaline-driven state from beginning to end. Narrator January LaVoy does an excellent job giving distant voices to the various characters. LaVoy’s mannerisms and cadence adds depth to the story and enhances the suspense listeners feel as the plots unfold. Life is going well for San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer. She’s enjoying her job, she has great friends to relax with and a beautiful baby girl and handsome husband to come home to. Life heats up for Lindsay when ‘belly bombs’ start going off in the city. It seems a local hamburger chain is being targeted and it’s up to Lindsay and her partner to stop the killer before another victim explodes from the inside out after eating a hamburger. Meanwhile, a killer from Lindsay’s past has come out of hiding. Psychopath Mackie Morales is returned to San Francisco to see her son and make Lindsay pay for the death of her boyfriend. Lindsay’s boss is on his honeymoon with one of Lindsay’s best friends, Yuki. When their Alaskan cruise is cut short by armed gunmen hijacking the ship and demanding ransom, Yuki sends a short video message to Lindsay. The couple’s friends watch the news closely fearing for their lives as the terrorists begin killing passengers. The various elements of this story make for a pulse-racing read. The story switched back and forth among the sub-plots keeping listeners/readers on the edge of their seat. The story is fast-pace and told from several perspectives. UNLUCKY 13 is the 13th installment in the Women’s Murder Club series, but can be read/listened to on its own. However, having read/listened to prior installments in the series will give readers a better understanding of some of the characters interaction. This is an intriguing story that may cause you to second guess yourself the next time you order takeout burgers. FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fun read in the Patterson tradition. Had some twists and turns that made you want to read more. Not as violent as his other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the action and the different story lines going on in this book. I love the whole Women's Murder club series.
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Did not see this ending coming. Can't wait to read #14.
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Another nail biting adventure.
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