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James Patterson Women's Murder Club Books

By ThriftBooks Team • March 20, 2022

James Patterson is one of the most celebrated authors of the modern day. He has released over 200 novels and is one of the world's best-selling authors. While he has published works across multiple genres, he is best known for his captivating mystery and suspense novels.

Some of the best James Patterson books are from the series he contributed to called the Women's Murder Club books, a group of mystery thrillers set in San Francisco. These books follow a group of unforgettable lead characters who square up to killers in the city and solve criminal cases together. There is no shortage of drama, suspense, and shocking twists and turns.

To honor this beloved mystery writer, here is an intro to some of the best James Patterson Women's Murder Club books. See our curated list below or explore the entire collection right here.

The Best Women's Murder Club Books by James Patterson

  1. 1st To Die
    The book that started it all: 1st To Die. Inspector Lindsay Boxer, Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, Crime Desk Reporter Cindy Thomas, and Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt join forces to stop a killer in San Francisco. When their usual investigation methods fail to find the murderer, they help each other think outside the box to get the job done.
  2. 4th of July
    In 4th of July, with the help of coauthor Maxine Paetro, James Patterson tells the story of Lindsay Boxer and how she got mixed up in a late-night showdown. Her weapon discharges, throwing her to the wrong side of the law. While 12 jurors decide her fate, she ends up in a small town working a case strangely resembling details of a case she worked on many years ago.
  3. 7th Heaven
    The Women's Murder Club races to find a missing man and stop a serial arsonist who has been targeting the homes of the wealthy. Meanwhile, Detective Lindsay Boxer finds her personal life heating up as the group of women press to put out the flames of arson. Repeatedly ranked as one of the best James Patterson books, 7th Heaven is a must-read that Maxine Paetro also co-wrote.
  4. The 8th Confession
    In another top seller written by Patterson and Paetro, The 8th Confession, Lindsay Boxer is once again on the case with the Women's Murder Club. When a street preacher is murdered, they work against the clock to stop the madness, but a romance between Lindsay's partner and Cindy gets in the way. Will the romance ruin the friendship between the two women, and will they still solve the case?
  5. 15th Affair
    A woman connected to the CIA has gone missing from a murder scene, and the main suspect turns out to be Lindsay Boxer's husband! Her husband disappears, and Lindsay discovers a connection between the two missing persons that makes her question and doubt everything she thought she knew. Find out more in the 15th Affair.
  6. The 17th Suspect
    An unpredictable killer is on the loose in San Francisco, and Lindsay Boxer is putting her life on the line for the city she loves — again. In The 17th Suspect, a confidential informant puts her trust in Boxer after a series of shootings. Still, the woman reveals information that hints something is terribly wrong within the city's police department. Boxer follows the case despite the dangerous impacts and confronts a killer who could destroy everything she stands for.
  7. 21st Birthday
    Lindsay Boxer makes a promise to protect a young woman from a serial killer so that she will live to see her 21st birthday. However, when the young wife and mother goes missing along with her baby, the girl's husband, Lucas, is the prime suspect. While Lucas claims she isn't a missing person but a wayward wife, the investigation soon turns criminal.
    The Women's Murder Club pursues the case, and an unexpected suspect comes to light. They soon discover the danger the murderer poses to women across the entire state is inconceivable. Find out what happens in 21st Birthday.

Find All the Women's Murder Club Books

If you haven't joined the James Patterson Women's Murder Club yet, what are you waiting for? This series of novels are exciting, enticing, and full of suspense to captivate any reader. You can find the complete list of Women's Murder Club novels in order right here to browse them all!

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