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14th Deadly Sin

(Women's Murder Club #14)

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Detective Lindsay Boxer and her three best friends are back and recovering from the events that pushed them all to the edge. Most importantly, it's Claire's birthday and time to celebrate.

After her near-death experience, Yuki is seeing her life from a new perspective and is considering a change in her law career. "San Francisco Chronicle" reporter Cindy has healed from her
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Paperback, 349 pages
Published February 26th 2015 by Century
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Krystin Rachel
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Okkaayyyyyyy... I didn't hate this as much as I have the last few.



The dialogue was still shit, there were still too many rushed storylines and the prose were probably written by Patterson's grandson or something - but it was better than the last one.

I've read a few of these in quick turnaround and I have to say that I'm kind of exhausted by the sheer number of things that happen. Would it be too much to ask for just one case that gets solved and doesn't involve all of th
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Brenda
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5s

Once again an attack, reportedly by cops, had occurred – people were being murdered and the police department was in panic mode. Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Detective Richie Conklin were front and foremost in the investigation and they had no idea where to start. These people, whether they were rogue cops or civilians masquerading as cops – they left no clues. No prints, nothing on CCTV, not even the shells from shots fired were left behind.

Lindsay and her three close friends,
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Matt
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
The annual Women's Murder Club (WMC) submission is here and does not disappoint! A number of cheque-cashing establishments have been held up and bodies are piling up, as the crew makes off with large sums of money. The perps are not identifiable, save for SFPD windbreakers, but this does not mean anything definitive. Could this be an inside job or is someone impersonating the police, adding a chill factor to an already problematic investigation? While at their weekly WMC gathering, Lindsay Boxer ...more
Suzanne
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This installment centers on a ring of corrupt cops and a serial killer. I enjoyed the plot on the serial killer that kills every May 12th on Claire’s birthday. The corrupt cops plot I just did not get that into but the end of the book did hook me for the next installment. The ending was an on the edge of your seat one.

My quick and simple overall: not my favorite of the series but still entertaining. The ending was pretty strong.
Wendy
May 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
14th Deadly Sin

I give this book 3 and a half stars and the only reason I added the extra half is because I have always liked this series. This book in the Women's Murder Club series was alright but it wasn't that great. It was fast but it was tied up in a little bow at the end and it just sets us up to begin the next book in the series. I think it could have been much better. It didn't give you a chance to guess what was going on. It doesn't seem like there was much thought put into this. I hope
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Siobhan (tigress5cubs)
May 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, mystery
The writing of this one is pathetically awful. For example, one section is simply, "I texted Conklin. He texted back." Say what? Not what I'm used to from Mr. Patterson.

Yuki's new job and the case she took felt wrong on so many levels. I would think even with the "Chinese wall" that there would be a clear conflict of interest if Yuki is suing the police and the city and her husband is a cop. If she loses, she is open to a major malpractice suit. It would be very difficult to prove that she did n
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Mike French
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Patterson books are like going to your favorite chain restaurant. You know what to expect every time you go, no matter if in or out of town! I love the WMC series and the 14th one didn't disappoint. Held my attention from start to finish. If you like this series, you will love 14th Deadly Sin! ...more
 Li'l Owl

The Woman's Murder Club continues to entertain with 14th Deadly Sin!
Three armed men wearing latex maskes, gloves, start by robbing check cashing stores. They call each other One, Two, and Three. They're careful, organized. And they all wear windbreakers and hats labeled NYPD.
At first, they haven't hurt anyone but that doesn't last long. It starts when they
Kill a man who wouldn't open the safe. The next hit is a little, family owned store called Maya De Perez. Maya Perez, pregnant and having ju
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Gary
Mar 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The 14th book in the WMC series by James Patterson and probably more so Maxine Paetro. This is a series I really enjoyed when it first started and the plot was 4 strong women who got together to solve cases, but that is not the case any more. The books now contain several stories and plenty of emotional / family happenings that detract from the original concept. I accept that series need to develop but this does not mean that the whole story plot needs to change as well. I am getting fed up of J ...more
Mandy Tucker
May 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
First of all, the writing itself was sophomoric. That is my biggest complaint. I expect better grammar and sentence structure from an author like Patterson. The conversations between characters were weak. The plots, also weak.
Secondly, there was way too much going on. It's as if Patterson/Paetro had some ideas for this book and couldn't decide on one so they wrote them all.
And last, but certainly not least, the ending. What in the world?? When you've written a mediocre book, in which the read
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Skip
Oct 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-detective
A decent addition to the Women's Murder Club series. Most of the focus is on storylines for Yuki, who leaves the DA office to help the underprivileged get better representation and takes on the case of a low IQ teenager bullied by SFPD into admitting three drug-related murders, and of course, Lindsay. Lindsay is dragged into a complicated case, where criminals in SFPD gear are ripping off check cashing and drug dealers. At home, her new husband ex-FBI agent Joe Molinari is dismissed from his con ...more
Susan
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Faced paced, very exciting!
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2 Stars

So honestly I think the 14th instalment is the worse so far. The plot was ok but it didn’t grip me whatsoever and there was WAY too much home life in this one AGAIN!

Yuki really bores me and now I’m even starting to hate Lynsey and she is the main character I feel like I have to finish these series now I’m 14 in but it isn’t getting really tedious and bland.

I basically want more mystery, more suspense and a whole lot LESS love.

On to the next – not too many to go!
Book Addict Shaun
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series is one of my favourite crime series of all-time so when I received an early copy of 14th Deadly Sin, I was ecstatic. It's hard to believe that this is the 14th novel, but the series definitely shows no sign of slowing down and Patterson and Maxine Paetro have definitely written one of the strongest books in the series yet. I do find myself saying this a lot and am perhaps a little biased given how much I love the series, but looking at it as impartial ...more
Marianne
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
14th Deadly Sin is the fourteenth book in the Women’s Murder Club series by prolific American author, James Patterson. It is co-written with Maxine Paetro. Detective Sergeant Lindsay Boxer and Detective Inspector Rich Conklin are given a disturbing case: robberies from check-cashing shops and Latino mercados where the perpetrators wore SFPD Windbreakers, but were well disguised with rubber face masks and gloves. Some witnesses has been murdered and CCTV footage was poor.

When Lindsay and Rich ar
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Sharon Mccall
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
14th Deadly Sin sees the return of SFPD Homicide Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends that call themselves the Women's Murder Club.

A gang dressed in SFPD jackets wearing masks are going around robbing stores, drug dealers and have escalated to murder leaving no forensic evidence behind. Boxer and her partner Conklin are tasked to work with Robbery division to find the culprits. There are no witnesses and very little to work with.

While this is going on Lindsay's husband Joe gets fired from hi
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Louise Wilson
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
IT looks like we have some rouge police officers in this 14th edition of The Woman's Murder Club. I felt this one had a bit of a slower pace than usual. Yuki has got herself a new job. Cindy has a new book out and is on tour promoting it. We don't hear much about Claire. Joe is at a loosened after loosing his job. He's still taking care of baby Julie though. There's a cliff hanger at the end so I must get my hand on the 15th Affair soon to find out what happens next.

Library book.
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Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
2.5 stars...
I started listening to this audiobook in the car right before we left for Canada a couple weeks ago and I ended up nixing it about 3 discs into it. The series is just not what it used to be. It was just kind of boring and I found myself drifting off thinking of other things. I just lost interest in it; pretty much the same way I have with the rest of his books.
Heather
May 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Spoilers contained within this review.

14th Deadly Sin
James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Women’s Murder Club series

Thoughts so far…

I am a tad over half-way through the 14th book in the WMC series and as has been the case with the last ten books, I am having a hard time with a few items.

Nine months has passed between 12th of Never & 14th Deadly Sin. 9 months. We know this because baby Julie is nine months old. In that time a lot has happened:

Baby Julie had a medical crisis but is all fine and happy no
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Monnie
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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. Second, unlike books, people normally don't h ...more
Jack Heath
4 Stars. I found Patterson's premise interesting. Four friends, all with careers related to criminal law, meet informally over a meal as "The Women's Murder Club." They talk over their latest cases doing their best to skirt the edges of confidentiality, discuss husbands and boyfriends, and just enjoy each other's company. All four have a role to play in this entertaining read. One is having a birthday celebration but gets upset when Detective Lindsay Boxer, our narrator and the group's quasi-lea ...more
Richard Dominguez
This was an excellent story. I have only read "1st to Die" of the Women's Murder Club and that was fabulous with a heartbreaking twist at the end. I'm happy to say that this one did not disappoint.
The relationship between Cindy, Claire, Lindsey and Yuki is so real it completely boggles my mind. This story is "loaded for bear". A serial killer, a possible band of rogue cops, the death of an innocent kid and the action just keeps going from start to finish.
The pace is excellent, constantly moving
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that nerdy girl
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. With the cliffhanger I'll need to read the next book ASAP. ...more
Kaceey
Jul 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
Marleen
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: james-patterson
Chasing possible dirty cops was, for once, a different and more believable story-line for this 14th book in the Women’s Murder Club. 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. Because that’s the given with this series; the plots are weak, but the characterization is spot on. These women are extremely li ...more
Nicole
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I forgot how much I missed Boxer and Joe. So the last few I really didn’t like so I stopped reading them for a bit. I picked this one up and couldn’t put it down! The case was great. Cindy annoyed me she's like the annoying toddler her whines when she doesn’t get her own way. She is so wishy-washy and how her and Rich fight is ridiculous, they should NOT get married. Smh. 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 ...more
Erin Ballinger
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Oh Women's Murder Club...what happened to you?
I've read this series from the very beginning, back when Jill was still the ADA in the club, and it was like a breath of fresh air in the crime/murder mystery department. 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
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Meegz Reads
*3 Stars*

I really enjoy the Women's Murder Club series. 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.
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April Thompson
May 19, 2015 rated it liked it
A decent installment of the WMC series; however, I wish there were more to it than stringing it along as a cliffhanger.
Curlyhair
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great read in the series. Plenty of action and a decent enough story. Can't wait to read the next book. ...more
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  • 3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, #3)
  • 4th of July (Women's Murder Club, #4)
  • The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, #5)
  • The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club, #6)
  • 7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club, #7)
  • The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, #8)
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