The 19th Christmas

The 19th Christmas

Book - 2019
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If the Women's Murder Club can't be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame. 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.--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316420273
Characteristics: v, 344, 15 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine - Author
Alternative Title: Nineteenth Christmas

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jujensen
Nov 26, 2020

Started Book Nov 23/20, Finished Nov 23/20.

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bobong1949
Jun 23, 2020

The last few Murderers Club books have not been as exciting as the first 5 books. Hope to see more of the Bennett and the Private series.

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weezie1
May 27, 2020

An excellent book. Will read more of his. Owned this novel April 2020

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janetnorm
Feb 02, 2020

Half way through it got boring.

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mystery66
Feb 01, 2020

I am tired of authors revealing political correctness or their political opinions as happened in latest murder club book 19th Christmas. If want fans continue reading your books knock it off!

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Womantraveller
Jan 15, 2020

An easy read. Find his books usually grab me from the first page. Always look forward to the next one

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sheba9898
Jan 09, 2020

I read fiction for relaxation and don't know if this book was any good or not since I stopped at page 52. As soon as I encounter any political correctness/"social justice" references, I close the book and I'm done. I, for one, am tired of political correctness, etc. permeating everything I see and read these days. If, and when, I want that, I will read a political book knowing what I'm getting into. Although just a brief reference to "undocumented immigrants" and how they were trying to celebrate their Mexican Christmas traditions while living "in the shadows" in San Francisco, was enough for me. So sad that books, movies and TV shows cannot be simply for entertainment purposes any more, but MUST contain subtle, but overt, references to how unfair my country is (even though not integral to the plot itself), an otherwise, possibly, good story is relegated to the dust bin. Just my opinion.

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NRBBrady
Dec 27, 2019

I will continue to follow the Alex Cross offerings but I think I will have to part ways with James Patterson (and co-authors) on everything else. The Murder Club originally was pretty entertaining but the last couple were a disappointment for me and this one was nearly in the category of what I would put down before completing. James Patterson's early works were so exciting and captivating -- it seemed unnecessary to read the back jacket info as long as his name was on the book. Alas, that is no longer the case in my humble opinion. Too many titles in too short of time seems to result in disappointment. Readers are so hard to please -- I have a few authors who seem to take FOREVER to bring out the next part of their series, and it is hard to be patient. When the newest does come out, it seems to be well worth the wait. Perhaps James Patterson should treat all his efforts like his Alex Cross titles.

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Zoelexi777
Dec 25, 2019

Love the Murder Club series but I feel they’re getting a little weak. The last few books don’t have the same depth. I found it took awhile to get into the story and then it was over. A little anticlimactic. Sure hope the next book is more of a thriller.

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McCReader
Dec 23, 2019

I have read all of the books in this series... this one was seriously boring...

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