The Women’s Murder Club

Another suspenseful series by James Patterson is the Women’s Murder Club, consisting of 20 great books with breathtaking drama and unforgettable emotions, as well as short, fast paced chapters.

In this series, four female friends with different crime investigating professions join forces and use their skills together to solve murder cases in San Francisco while dealing with their own personal situations.

The Women's Murder Club

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The Women

The leading women are Lindsay Boxer, a homicide detective for the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn, a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt, an assistant District Attorney and lastly, Cindy Thomas, who is a reporter and a newbie at the crime desk for the San Francisco Chronicle. Later, in 4th of July, Yuki Castellano joins the club.

The first book in the Series is 1st to Die, Lindsay finds herself in the middle of two horrific situations, her new-found, life threatening, blood disease and a double homicide case that she is working on.

The four crime solving friends join forces as they secretly sidestep their bosses to track down murderers. Through their friendship, they formed the Women’s Murder Club.

A serial killer targets newlyweds on their wedding night. On the trail of the most terrifying killer ever, the four women discover a shocking surprise that turns everything upside down and Lindsay puts the safety of others before her own.

The Women’s Murder Club Series in Order

1st to Die (2001)

2nd Chance (2002)

3rd Degree (2004)

4th of July (2005)

The 5th Horseman (2006)

The 6th Target (2007)

7th  Heaven (2008)

The 8th Confession (2009)

The 9th Judgement (2010)

10th Anniversary (2011)

11th Hour (2012)

12th of Never (2013)

Unlucky 13 (2014)

14th Deadly Sin (2015)

15th Affair (2016)

16th Seduction (2017)

17th Suspect (2018)

The 18th Abduction (2019)

The 19th Christmas (2019)

20th Victim (2020)

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In The Trial, Kingfisher, an accused murderer is about to go on trial for his life. Unexpected violence lands on the police, lawyers and jurors and the Women’s Club is right in the middle of it.

Two Bodies turn up at the morgue, one still breathing in The Medical Examiner. A fast paced thriller you won’t be able to put down.


Television Series

A police procedural, legal drama that aired in 2007-2008 (ABC) was based on the series of the Women’s Murder Club. There are 13 episodes.

Lindsay, Claire, Cindy and Jacobi investigate a series of murders that occur on the victim’s wedding anniversaries. Jill puts away a man that murdered his wife. Lindsay finds out that her ex-husband is getting remarried while dealing with becoming the new lieutenant. Jill finds a body in an alley and bonds with the victims teenage daughter.


Movie and Games

Television movie, 1st to Die (2003) is based on the first book in the series. A group of women team up to investigate a string of murders.

That’s not all folks, there’s even games! I personally have not tried these yet, but I will. For Nintendo DS there is,  Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion (2009). For PC, Death in Scarlet (2008), Twice in a Blue Moon (2009), A Darker Shade of Grey (2009) and Little Black Lies (2010). If you enjoy investigation or hidden object games, give these a try.



  Your Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about this series. If you start reading the series, watch a movie or try out a game, come back and give me your thoughts, or your review. Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful day and Happy Reading!


The Women's Murder Club

  1. Hilary

    James Patterson is such a fun read! I haven’t read past maybe the second book in this series, but I think that is because I got distracted by something else. Definitely going back to reread, because I adore good murder mysteries. 🙂 I’m kindof an old lady – I love tea, knitting, and murder stories, lol! Thank you for the review. I’m also a gamer, so I’m going to check out those PC versions!

    • Tracy

      Hi Hilary! Thank you so much for checking out my page. I am kind of an old lady too, (don’t tell anyone ;). James Patterson is definitely a fun read and murder mysteries are my favorite. I hope you to get back to reading this series and many more. The games actually look like something I may have to try myself. Let me know if you try any and come back and tell me what you thought of the books. Thanks again, Happy Reading!

  2. Kay Keene

    Seems like an interesting novel. I will definitely have a look into them.

    • Tracy

      Awesome! Let me know what you think and thank you so much for visiting! Happy Reading!

  3. Christine

    Hi Tracy, I also love James Patterson’s books. They are pageturners from page 1! I have never read any of the women’s murder club books, but I heard of them, and I would like to start reading them now, based on your review.

    • Tracy

      A fan! Thank you so much for visiting! His are page-turners for sure! I’m very happy to hear that my review has you wanting to read more, please come back and tell me your thoughts and feelings on the Women’s Murder Club once you have started. Have a wonderful day!

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