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3rd Degree: The Women's Murder Club | [James Patterson, Andrew Gross]

3rd Degree: The Women's Murder Club

Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found; and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found; and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.

Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders, and why they are intent on killing someone every three days.

Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club.

©2004 James Patterson. All rights reserved; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks, a division of the Time Warner Book Group

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    annelandry Thibodaux, LA, United States 03-02-13
    annelandry Thibodaux, LA, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing at best"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and Andrew Gross and/or Carolyn McCormick?

    Yes, I adore James Patterson normally but this book left a lot to be desired. The plot is confusing and there are way too many characters.


    What could James Patterson and Andrew Gross have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The plot could have been more on point with less twists and less of the cheesy voice effects.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrators were okay but the music and voice effects were annoying.


    What character would you cut from 3rd Degree?

    Several of them. There were too many to keep up with.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Indiana 01-19-13
    Amazon Customer Indiana 01-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Rizzoli & Isles Ripoff"
    What disappointed you about 3rd Degree?

    Overdramatization, it was easy to see that this was written by two men who have little real idea of how to write a strong woman's part. They wrote Lindsay Boxer as an hysterical man, rather than a strong, capable woman. This series is a thinly veiled ripoff of Tess Gerritson's Rizzoli & Isles series. A lead female character who is a police detective, with a best friend who is the medical examiner and a boyfriend who is a government agent in Washington DC. I would suggest the James Patterson and Andrew Gross take a lesson from Ms. Gerritson on how to write strong female characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Andrew Gross again?

    I doubt it. I have been fairly disappointed with James Patterson's books recently and stopped listening to his Alex Cross series 2 books ago. I don't think Andrew Gross brings much to the table, especially in this series.


    What does Carolyn McCormick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ms. McCormick does a good job with the various characters, her tone and inflection bring them to life.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 3rd Degree?

    I would make Lindsay less strident. I picture her as an intelligent woman and I don't think it's necessary to resort to foul language in every other sentence to get the point across.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend the Rizzoli & Isles series over this mess.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Branden Lafayette, LA, United States 01-15-09
    Branden Lafayette, LA, United States 01-15-09
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    "Is it over yet?"

    I Got the first four Womens' M.C. books as a package. Had I known how formulaic and uninspiring they would prove to be, I would have skipped the whole lot. Adding to my disappointment was Carolyn McCormick's narration. I LOVED her as Dr. Olivette on Law and Order in early seasons, so I really expected a good read. I was sorely disappointed. Her inflection and emphasis are so wrong so much of the time it's distracting. I recommend avoiding this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Kansas City, MO, USA 06-16-05
    Sandra Kansas City, MO, USA 06-16-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Not too good"

    This is the first James Patterson book I've heard. I found the main character to be pretty obvious, the tough lady cop with a soft side. I didn't really warm up to any of the characters. The sound effects are annoying. A good story doesn't need explosion sounds and music to tell the listener how to feel. The reader is OK but I may be holding my reaction to the sound effects and the overall story against her. I always feel like I have to finish a story that I start so I am glad this one was pretty short and the chapters moved along quickly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen Tinley Park, IL, United States 04-29-04
    Eileen Tinley Park, IL, United States 04-29-04 Member Since 2014
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    "Bummer"

    I was so looking forward to the next installment of this series, and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. Another reviewer already mentioned the change in the character's accents - which annoyed me, but it was more than that.

    Don't get me wrong, I generally love Patterson's books. 1st to Die and 2nd Chance are on my "must read" lists. I loved them. I guess that's why this came as a disappointment. The storyline was ok, I guess. I did finish the book, and I did enjoy it to some degree. However, the tension and suspense I felt with the first two books just wasn't there. Of course, I was very interested to see what happened to my favorite characters, and if another book is written with this group, I will read it.

    All in all, I'd say if you're a fan of the "Women's Murder Club", you have to read this book. If you're just learning what this is, check out the other two first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Provo, UT, USA 04-15-04
    James Provo, UT, USA 04-15-04
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    "Fun read"

    I really enjoyed this book. It's an easy listen. A sudden event in the beginning rocks the story and then they spend the rest of the book putting the peices back together. Good times. Thumbs up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sf mommy 99 04-07-04
    sf mommy 99 04-07-04

    Love reading, hard to find the time! audible member since 2006

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    "Oooh I like it!"

    This is my favorite of the three Lindsay Boxer books. The subject is fascinating, and intertwining of Lindsay's personal life with work, and the descriptions of the City, are just great. My only complaint with the narration is the inconsistencies in accents - in the prior narrations Claire had a southern accent and Jill had none, it was reversed for this reading. Otherwise, I like the soothing voice and it is not overdone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BogKid Southampton, NJ USA 03-23-04
    BogKid Southampton, NJ USA 03-23-04 Member Since 2015

    I'm no kid, but I do live next to a cranberry bog.

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    "Patterson can be un-done!"

    I am becoming very suspicious of these "by James Patterson AND _______" books. Who is really writing them. I could almost hear a voice in the background saying, "We need to do another book. What shall we write about?"

    Ghost written? Committee written? Just not good enough!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Dawson 03-20-04
    Lori Dawson 03-20-04 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome!"

    Grabs your attention at the very beginning and never lets go!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marina T Morales 08-19-15
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    Story theme keeps on working. Good stuff. Am looking forward to listening to number 4 next

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