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

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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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Published February 26th 2013 by Little, Brown & Company (first published May 7th 2012)
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Krystin Rachel
I've been taking SO LONG to get through reading anything lately because I contracted the worst head cold in modern history and...we were in the middle of house hunting for our first home.

But I finally finished this average work of mediocre crime fiction and...


Yay me!

Fuck this book and Patterson's phone-it in shit!


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
Oct 19, 2016 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the 11th installment of the series there's heads being found and there's also drug dealers be killed. With these two crazy cases Lindsay Boxer has her hands full. Of course she calls in the help of the rest of the Women's Murder Club. Between trying to solve these crimes there's plenty of life drama to keep you reading.
Angela Risner
Jun 03, 2012 Angela Risner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 29, 2013 Trish rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 07, 2013 Teresa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 30, 2012 Tim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Vyki (On The Shelf)
Jun 19, 2012 Vyki (On The Shelf) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
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
Paula  Phillips
Apr 05, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
If it weren’t for the extreme sympathetic characters, I wouldn’t read this series, because in all honesty, the plot-lines aren’t that excellent.
In the 11th Hour, Lindsay and her squad of the southern district of the SFPD face a vigilante who kills drug-dealers with stolen guns from the police evidence room. There’s no doubt this vigilante is a cop, but who. When their new Lieutenant (Brady, boyfriend of Yuki), suspects Warren Jacobi, Lindsay and Conklin are totally unconvinced but orders are ord
David Savage
Oct 25, 2012 David Savage rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 21, 2012 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Paula Brandon
Heaven help me, why do I still read this series? Even worse, I know I'll continue to do so after this one!

There are two concurrent crimes running through this one. There's a rogue cop killing drug dealers. There's a murderer who has killed seven women and left their heads in the garden of a famous actor! Lindsay Boxer investigates both, despite being several months pregnant! Would this even be allowed?

Both storylines are pretty thin. The one about the rogue cop doesn't even come with any surpris
Aug 01, 2011 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Another good installment in the Women's Murder Club series. While some criticise the lack of character development, I see what I need to see and find the story flows quite well. This is one of the few Patterson series that actually has some depth and keeps my interest. Why, oh why, can Patterson not focus on his series and keep the one-offs from sullying his name? Alas, this is a constant question in my reviews, so I will keep asking until I find an adequate response.

The mystery is a great one,
Jackie Lane
Jul 05, 2011 Jackie Lane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jep
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
Teri Sears
Mar 14, 2013 Teri Sears rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 01, 2012 Mom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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!
This i
May 11, 2012 Monnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Jun 24, 2012 Skip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-detective
Probably a 3.5. There are two series of murders assigned to Lindsay Boxer: a vigilante killing drug dealers, and two skulls found at the home of a famous movie star. A disgruntled cop is suspected in the former killings and even though the movie star does not live there, he has always been a suspect in the mysterious disappearance of his wife. The Women's Murder Club is back in action although the drama between a pregnant Lindsay and her husband is absolutely pathetic.
Carmen Blalock
May 10, 2012 Carmen Blalock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Sep 13, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Pattersons are always an easy read. I did like this plot more than other crimes and it was compelling enough for me to get through in two days BUT not the best Patterson I've read.... maybe now is the time that he began writing on his own again?
Jun 11, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-series
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
Jul 07, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 31, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 03, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
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
Teresa in Ohio
May 25, 2012 Teresa in Ohio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read
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
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