Recent updates. Description Creators Details Reviews With San Francisco under siege and every cop a suspect, the Women's Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. Things seem to be going well for a change when all the members of the Women's Murder Club gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday.
But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces: the video is so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grows, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice, before it's too late.
With shocking twists and riveting suspense, 14th Deadly Sin proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction, "nobody does it better" than James Patterson Jeffrey Deaver. Languages English. With San Francisco under siege and every cop a suspect, the Women's Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. Why is availability limited? Sign in Cancel. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers.
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I wanted to put everything on hold and finish the book to see if I had cracked the case. Then it ended. Without a real conclusion. That was the BIG reveal. A BIG fat nothing. I slogged through Yuki's extremely rushed case that of course had a tie in to the major arc. I waited and waited for Joe to do something with that case from the first two chapters.
I read every line of baby babble and junior high drama without it lending to the story at all, and I got motion sickness from "driving" through the twists and turns of the San Francisco streets and I still do not fully know what the 14th Deadly Sin is. This is how they should get criminals to talk! Make them read this and tell them if they want to know the end, they have to give up the goods!
May 15, Monnie rated it really liked it.
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Right off the bat, I'll agree with the legions of reviewers who say they hate cliffhanger endings. I don't like the ploy when it's used in season finales of TV series, and I don't like it even more in books, for two reasons: First, it's likely to be at least a year - sometimes two or three - before the next one is published.
At that point, I have trouble remembering who the main characters are, much less what happened at the end of the previous book.
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Second, unlike books, people normally don't h Right off the bat, I'll agree with the legions of reviewers who say they hate cliffhanger endings. Second, unlike books, people normally don't have to ante up more cash when a TV series begins a new season. I expect every book I read to have a beginning, a middle, and an ending.
Another thing that bothered me a bit in this one is that if you're going to have four main characters the members of the so-called Women's Murder Club and the premise for the series , each of the members should get a decent chance to shine. The others, for the record, are Yuki, an attorney in the District Attorney's office, and Cindy, a hot-shot crime reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle - all of whom get significant roles.
So for the record, my official rating of this one is 3. But since that's not an option and I must round up or down, I think this one's good enough to get the benefit of the higher score. As the story unfolds, Yuki - weary of her role as a prosecuting attorney - suddenly bails in favor of the Defense League, going over to the "dark side" to assist the downtrodden. Her first case, in fact, is a lawsuit against the city at which she was employed because a young mentally challenged man was murdered while in jail. Meanwhile, Lindsay's hubby Joe, a former police officer, has lost his consulting job and taken on the role of house-husband and stay-at-home dad.
At Lindsay's request, he begins to investigate the possibility that murders that in recent years have happened on Cindy's birthday - at a time the Women's Murder Club gets together for lunch, in fact - are somehow connected perhaps even done by same person. Lindsay can't do the sleuthing herself because she's busy trying to catch a gang of bad guys who wear pig masks and SFPD windbreakers, committing theft and murder willy nilly throughout the city. Are they impersonating cops, or could a handful of bad apples be lurking in the department?
Needless to say, there's a lot going on, and on the plus side, two of the three stories do see resolution of course, I won't reveal which one doesn't - the one that creates the cliffhanger I dislike so much. There's plenty of action, though, and as is customary in Patterson's books, the very short chapters make it easy to stop and start at a beginning or an ending did I not tell you that's important to me? Also of interest to me - but probably no one else who will read this review - is the brief mention of character Dr.
Germaniuk to the story. Those of us who live in Trumbull County, Ohio, know the real Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, the county's long-time medical examiner and coroner.
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In fact, he's served as a consultant to Patterson for years - in most books, you'll find his name in the acknowledgements section. Holy crap. The SFPD and Boxer are in way over their heads with dirty cops, people being tortured and killed, and robberies. The clock is running out for everyone and people are scrambling for bits to go on. This one kept me on the edge of me seat until the very last page. This is usually one of my favorite series from James Patterson. I did not enjoy this book. I feel this series has lost its way. I can typically finish a Patterson book in a weekend.
This one took me two weeks to get through. Didn't hold my interest. Kept putting it down. The latter refers to the quartet of women, comprised of Lindsay police detective , Yuki criminal trial lawyer , Claire medical examiner and Cindy, a crime journalist. They have been friends for so long, as a reader, you root for them.
These women are extremely likable, overall. Thumbs up also for the reversal in career Yuki is making; choosing to work for the Defense League, defending the downtrodden, the people who have been wrongly imprisoned by the authorities. I enjoyed that change absolutely. I thought the case she defended was interesting, and Yuki made the breakthrough and link her case to the murdering cops. It felt great to read how she could show her former boss and the SFPD what she was worth as a lawyer.
His role and his job description are quite vague, especially knowing what happens in book I remain addicted to the short chapters and fast-paced action, despite the lack of depth to the plots. One question though: why does Jackson Brady have a ponytail? Have these books been written in the 80ies?
Someone should tell the authors that ponytails are truly outdated. Sep 25, Nicole rated it liked it. I forgot how much I missed Boxer and Joe. The case was great. She is so wishy-washy and how her and Rich fight is ridiculous, they should NOT get married. The one thing that did bother me and one thing that has bothered me in the last few is when this series started it was one bi I forgot how much I missed Boxer and Joe.
The one thing that did bother me and one thing that has bothered me in the last few is when this series started it was one big case. Now they have like multiple cases they try to solve in one book. Is it so much to ask for one well thought out complex case instead of smaller bs cases. It gets annoying.
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I really am beginning to like Yuki more, she seems to take charge of her own life here. The fact that she left her job and got a different one because she felt it was more worth her time was great, selfless even. Apr 19, Nicole Alycia rated it really liked it Shelves: reads , audiobooks May 15, Erin Ennis rated it liked it. Oh Women's Murder Club Quick paced action, brutal murders, and equal looks at the world of law, police, crime scene, and the media all while weighing the drama down with the love and respect of 4 wonderfully powerful women knee deep in a "man's world".
Even when Yuki came into the series I was still drawn in with every single book published. I'm not saying I don't like 14th deadly sin But with all of the women dealing with "home life issues", except the lead who has somehow wrapped her life up in a perfect little familial bow The women feel less real. Less special. They don't even meet at their favorite watering hole nearly as much, even so much as to call it out in the series.
It isn't 4 women solving murders anymore, its 4 women complaining about their home lives, their lack of time together, and their loves. I'm not saying this isn't completely indicative of what the real world is like I'm just saying it isn't what I look for in a book series.
I still give this 3 stars because the story is good. The plot is interesting; corruption in the police force is obviously a hot topic right now. But it wasn't great and it definitely is lacking the flair that made it such a good series to start This was another great case with Lindsay and the gang all working on important things. Our usual main characters are back and as good as ever. That ending though. Cliffhanger much? Will be interested to see how things play out in he next one.
Aug 18, Maryann Bosah added it. People won't have confidence in the police after reading the book, though. I just hope that they will remember that it's a work of fiction. May 19, April Thompson rated it liked it.
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A decent installment of the WMC series; however, I wish there were more to it than stringing it along as a cliffhanger. Jun 02, Curlyhair rated it it was amazing Shelves: crime , , wom , women-s-murder-club-series. Another great read in the series. Plenty of action and a decent enough story. Can't wait to read the next book. May 26, Karen Nelson rated it did not like it.
I loved the first three or four, then you started to pop these out as if you were breeding rabbits. Please stop for the love of god. Your characters have become so one dimensional I actually was hoping Ms Boxer might die in this one. Start another series and kick this to the curb. Fondly, a former fan. May 19, Linda Munro rated it it was amazing. I have just concluded the newest in the 'Women's Murder Club" series, as usual I was not disappointed.
In this episode Clair had very little to do with the storyline, her entire roll was to point out to Boxer that she was forced to leave the annual birthday party for Clair because every year there seemed to be another murder which took Lindsey away from the party. Cindy too had a very small part, she was away on a book tour, now that her first book had finally been published.
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Boxer tells hubby I have just concluded the newest in the 'Women's Murder Club" series, as usual Readers also enjoyed. About James Patterson. James Patterson. He has sold over million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers.
In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen.
In , he graduated from Manhattan College. Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J. In , while still working for J. James Patterson has donated more than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under-resourced schools and youth programs in the country.
Patterson has also donated more than one million books to U. This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers. Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead. Other books in the series. Women's Murder Club 1 - 10 of 20 books. Books by James Patterson. Trivia About 14th Deadly Sin No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from 14th Deadly Sin. Welcome back.