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11th Hour (Women's Murder Club #11)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  18,515 ratings  ·  1,444 reviews
Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer - even her closest friends.

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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 7th 2012 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jay Connor
I have pretty much given up on James Patterson.

I still enjoy his Alex Cross -- the only series that he hasn't farmed out to lesser talent.

I have also stayed with the Woman's Murder Club series. This might be a function of release date as much as anything else. This late spring annual audiobook entry has been a staple of my drives across country to our place in the mountains of southern California. With "11th Hour," I'm pretty sure I have listened to all eleven with the panorama of differing scen
Camille Turner
I've read all of the Women's Murder Club books. This one was kind of blah. Lindsay Boxer is pregnant and she and her husband don't communicate well at all. He doesn't tell her about going out with a former colleague. She doesn't ask him questions, just overreacts way too much. It got on my nerves. Regular people would just talk about certain things. Forget pregnancy hormones excuse. Claire is always my clearheaded favorite. She has a way of cutting to the chase. Jackson has turned Yuki out, and ...more
Patterson may need to consider closing the book on the Women's Murder Club series as the incestuous nature of the group is losing credibility in the crime solving genre. Patterson really should brush up police procedure; beginning with how departments handle pregnant officers plus what a doctor would say about a high-risk woman working the hours that Boxer works including high speed chases, shoot outs, and running after perps. This book really lost credibility when Boxer believes her husband of ...more
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Maxine...Maxine...Maxine, Lindsay CAN'T be that stupid. She's solved eleven big-time cases (more if you count the TV series) totally out of character. Here are a three suggestions:

1) One murder/mystery per novel. Don't split your attention. Spend your time making that one mystery intriguing and interesting instead of creating two lackluster mysteries.

2) Don't force your characters to do things to serve your plot. Yes, these are soapy thrillers, but your characters don't have to act like the
Angela Risner
As you might have guessed from the title, this is the 11th book in the Women's Murder Club series. The series focuses on four women who not only are best friends, but also have jobs that complement each other and allow them to work on all aspects of a case.

*Lindsay Boxer, a lieutenant in the SFPD
*Claire Washburn, the Chief Medical Officer
*Yuki Castellano, the assistant DA
*Cindy Thomas, a reporter

In this particular book, Lindsay is in her first year of marriage to Joe, an FBI agent. Lindsay is al
Paula  Phillips
It's another fast paced novel for James Patterson as we are reunited with the foursome of the "Women's Murder Club" in the latest installment "11th Hour". In 11th Hour , we learn that Lindsey Boxer is pregnant with husband Joe's baby , Cindy is engaged to Rich Conklin , Yuki is sleeping with Lindsey's boss Jackson and of course Claire is well Claire. As we most of James's novels there are a couple of twists and two main storylines . The first is that somebody is killing all the scum of the stree ...more
Vyki (On The Shelf)
There are some spoilers in here for those of you who are not caught up on this series or don't want the who-dunits spoiled.

I enjoyed this installment of the Women's Murder Club series more than the past couple, though there was a few things I had issues with, such as Lindsay's pregnancy. It wasn't mentioned much in the book and I wasn't even sure how pregnant she was, plus the reader never got to see the reactions of the rest of the girls. I would have loved to have known how they
David Savage
This is the 11th novel in the highly successful Women’s Murder Club series. The Women’s Murder Club consists of 4 members: Lindsay Boxer – Homicide Detective, Yuki Castellano – Assistant District Attorney, Cindy Thomas – Investigative Crime Reporter and Claire Washburn – Chief Medical Examiner. They are all friends and solve crime together in San Francisco.

This book gets off to a gripping, fast paced start with the murder of a drug dealer and the discovery of 2 severed heads in a movie star's ga
This series is my favorite one by Patterson. I just like the interplay between the four women who make up the club. I also think the characters read realisticly. Lt Lindsey Boxer finds herself on two different cases that are grabbing huge headlines in San Francisco ... all while being pregnant.

The first case is a series of murders in which someone is clearly going after the city's drug dealers. The press has labeled the murdered Revenge, and both the Homicide and Narcotic squads are a sign to ge
Teri Sears
I've noticed a disturbing trend lately, at least with the fiction I've been reading: the stories in long-running series are getting worse instead of better. Much worse. The characters are developing in reverse, becoming increasingly less intelligent, and the stories are becoming less complex. It's like the writers are getting lazy, and have forgot what made these stories interesting enough to keep the fans coming back.

This disease seems to have infested The 11th Hour. We barely saw Yuki and Clai
I have enjoyed the Women's Murder Club mysteries, even when they seemed a little contrived. This one was so unnecessarily dramatic with Lindsay Boxer's "hormonal" reactions while pregnant. I was pregnant twice and never qualified for an academy award for a soap opera. It would be upsetting to be told that your husband was cheating on you, if you had an otherwise solid relationship, you could at least ask or confront or whatever. Taking the word of a voice over the phone? Cut me some slack!
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For some reason as I read/listened to this one it seemed like the characters weren’t the ones that we have gotten to know, none of them seemed to act how they did in the past. Lindsay, who was so reluctant to get married, seemed to only refer to Joe as “my husband”, which seemed odd to me. So did her reaction to what may or may not have happened with Joe. Usually Lindsay is reasonable, but her reaction wasn’t. She didn’t give Joe a chance to talk at all. I also hated how Cindy acted. She was aft ...more
Jackie Lane
am definitely a James Patterson fan, but for some reason this book felt a little disjointed for me and part of the book felt too rushed with not enough information.

The book was almost solely about Lindsay and not much on Yuki, Cindy or Claire. I believe that when the four of them get together, the are unstoppable and who doesn't love powerful women fighting for what they believe in.

With two high profile cases on the burner and Lindsay being pregnant, this book heats up fast. There is someone out
Carmen Blalock

When you read a James Patterson book you know exactly what to expect, high power excitement that doesn't stop.

The SFPD has come upon many crimes as San Francisco is a huge city but it always seem like the strangest of crimes always fall into the lap of Sgt. Lindsey Boxer. Sgt. Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin are called to the Ellsworth compound, the property of actor Harry Chandler who was accused of killing his wife 10 years ago but was never convicted because they never found any solid evi
This is clearly James Patterson at his best. This book concerns the well known Women's Murder Club's Sergeant Lindsey Boxter and two strange murder cases. One has decaptated heads found at the home of a Hollywood star. The other concerns a rogue cop who is going around murderng known drug bosses using confiscated department evidence weapons. In the middle of all this and on the way to solving them is a personal story of possible infidelity on the part of Lindsey's husband. Then, there is the clu ...more
I love this series! James Patterson and his coauthor Maxine Paetro continue to develop these real, strong, conflicted and flawed women - much like the majority of their readers.

This time we find the members of the Women's Murder Club in various stages of personal romance. Lindsey has finally married Joe and they are expecting their first child. Yuki has found love - with Lindsay's boss. Cindy's relationship with Lindsay's partner is continuing to grow. And Claire's marriage and new baby are flou
Nancy Steinle gummel
11th Hour by James Patterson is another winner from old faithful Patterson. This is another tale with the women's murder club. This story starts out with a bang, literally as a drug dealer is assassinated in a school rest room. Next the police get a 911 call of their dead and gives the address. When police get there they find 2 heads arranged with floral garlands. Back at headquarters lieutenant Brady forms a committee for the assassin named Revenge and reveals they believe he is a cop. Lindsay ...more
Anyone who has read any of the Women’s Murder Club series knows that nothing, especially impending motherhood, is going to low down Sargent Lindsey Boxer. This time, she is working on not one, but two, high profile cases. In one, she is looking for a rogue cop who is bypassing the courts and cleaning up the streets, murdering drug dealers and kingpins wherever they may be. In the other, she tries to figure out “whodunit” when several disembodies heads turn up in a well-known actor and philandere ...more
Maybe because capable co-author Maxine Paetro once again has his back, this latest in Patterson's Women's Murder Club series carries on the tradition in fine fettle. It's always a treat to watch the interaction among the women - medical examiner Claire, district attorney Yuki, newspaper reporter Cindy and the "star" of the show, Lindsay the detective. It's a somewhat improbable group, as well as very PC as the foursome includes both a Black and an oriental woman.

This book centers on unearthing
Teresa in Ohio
Another installment of the Women's murder club with Lindsay being the front and center character. I missed the other ladies taking such a back seat to her, since at times she is whiny. This time around she is dealing with being a newlywed and newly pregnant with two high profile cases. First is the discovery of gruesome heads at a hollywood home and the second is a killer taking out drug dealers. As the stress piles up, her and Joe have a falling out, she alienates Cyndi and spends very little t ...more
Het elfde uur was mijn eerste kennismaking met James Patterson en het smaakt naar meer. Ik wil zijn andere boeken ook lezen.

Lindsey Boxer kan inderdaad niet genieten van haar zwangerschap, er zijn 2 zaken die haar aandacht volledig op eisen. Samen met haar vriendinnen van The womans murder club gaat ze deze strijd aan. Haar persoonlijke leven en problemen komen op de 2de plaats.

Door de korte hoofdstukken lees het boek heel vlot en blijf je in de spanning zitten. Het plot is geweldig en goed bed
Darlene Quinn
Patterson is one of my favorite author's but The 11th Hour was no up to his usual standard. While he delivered his usual page turning plot, the relationship between Lindsay Boxer and Joe did not ring true. Most of Boxer's behavior was in character, however, Joe's reaction and lack of action regarding Lindsay's mistrust was not believable--out of character--and just plain annoying. I found Joe's lack of persistence with settling his pregnant wife's mistrust to be irritating rather than intriguing ...more
Although I will always read this series, the later books are not as good as the first ones in the series at least for me. I am not sure if it is because there are so many excellent authors to whom I have been introduced that JP is not one of my favorites like he used to be. Still reading about Lindsay and the gals is like seeing an old friend. A good quick read, but it does not hold the depth of other books. 3 stars.
Tracy Ewens
I haven't liked one of the Women's Murder Club books since 8. Why do I keep reading them? Not sure, I think I just keep waiting for the spark that originally brought me to these books to resurface. It's not happening. This was not really predictable, but dull and by the time the big reveal came around I didn't care anymore.
Kathleen Hagen
11th Hour, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, b-plus, Narrated by January LaVoy, Produced by Hachette Audio, Downloaded from

Okay, I’m hooked on the Women’s Murder Club books even though they are fairly shallow. They make for fast reads. In this one, Lindsay and her partner have a puzzling case. Drug dealers keep being shot dead. It’s done so professionally that their boss decides it’s probably a rogue cop using guns from their own evidence locker. So Lindsay and Rich have to try
Cassidy Marshall
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The book 11th Hour by James Patterson is about a young woman who is a detective and she is trying to solve this major crime. She is pregnant and she doesn't let that bother her crime solving. The intended audience is teenagers and young adults.

11th hour starts out with the introduction of this number crime. Chaz Smith was going to the bathroom. This guy(who killed him) comes to the bathroom to tell him that his ferrari lights were on. Chaz came out of the bathroom, and BOOM. No one w
Overall, this one was a disappointment. It's hard to say if it was because of the new narrator or just because I haven't read a Women's Murder Club book in over a year (since the last one came out), but I have to say that it just didn't "feel" like the rest of them. The crimes this time around were odd to the point of what-the-heckery, and some of the characters--especially Lindsay--just seemed way off. Honestly, she deserves a great big smack upside the head for what she puts her husband Joe an ...more
I'm giving this book a 3 star because of the timeline issue. I was going to give it a 2 but overall it was a good book.
10th anniversary ended with the announcement of Boxers pregnancy. This book started 10 months later; however, she's still pregnant and not even in the late stages. I did the quick math on this and it isn't right.

The other thing that irritated me was at the beginning of the book it said the 911 call came in at 0720, they arrived at 0735. Then the officer on scene tells them he ar
Lindsey Boxer and the women of the Murder club have a couple of cases to work on in this one. Lindsey has been assigned as Principal investigator on one case where 2 heads turn up on the back patio of the house and compound of a well known actor. Said Actor had been accused and acquitted of the murder of his wife and no longer lived in the house which was under the care of a husband and wife live in caretakers. At the same time she gets the case of a killer that has been going around killing dru ...more
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