The 19th Christmas

The 19th Christmas

It's not sleigh bells that are ringing this Christmas.
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.

Title:The 19th Christmas
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316420273
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    The 19th Christmas Reviews

  • Matt

    The Women’s Murder Club is back with another thrilling tale set in the days around the holiday season, headed by the great collaboration of James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. While out shopping with...

  • Babydimps (Suzy)

    4 stars! I just love this series and was super excited that Patterson teamed up with Paetro and decided to do a Christmas installment with the ladies of the Women’s Murder Club. The holidays are the...

  • Natalie M

    The one star because I can’t give a zero! Why, oh why, do I persist with Patterson and his posse of co-writers (oh yeah, they get my money)! I’m done with this JP series for good!Women’s Murder ...

  • Skip

    2 stars. Lindsay and the SFPD are being led around by a master villain named Loman, who is planning a big score on Christmas Day. He is leaving clues everywhere to confuse and overwhelm the police, in...

  • Monnie

    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 Castellan...

  • Scott

    Let me be honest up front. I read most of James Patterson’s books and have for several years. Some might ask why and that’s another whole discussion best saved for another day. I have really enjoy...

  • Emma

    I wish I could just let this series go. It's been a surface level churn for so long, I wonder what's wrong with me that I keep hanging on. This latest installment makes matters worse, and after the bo...

  • Suzanne

    4.5 What a fast-paced read. I loved the Christmas setting and reading it in front of my Christmas tree made the setting even more so. Now to wait until March for the 20th Women’s Murder Club. The cr...

  • Bobbi

    The Women's Murder Club books used to be my favorites of James Patterson's. I enjoyed the way the women all have different specialties and each used their expertise to help solve the crime of that par...

  • Vanessa Lockhart

    Just someone tell me what the big heist even was, because At the end , we still don't know. All that distraction and murder to rob a computer company? Of what? This book is one big plot hole. The plot...