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Maxine Paetro

Maxine Paetro is an American author who has been published since 1979. Paetro has collaborated with best-selling author James Patterson on the Women's Murder Club novel series and standalone novels.
From 1975 until 1987, Paetro was a recruiter and EVP creative department manager at several large New York City advertising agencies. In 1979, Paetro published her first book, How to Put Your Book Together and Get a Job in Advertising, which received its fourth revision in August 2010. This non-fiction work has been described as "the advertising industry bible and ultimate insider's guide to getting in and getting noticed"".

Between 1986 and 1992, she published three novels: Manshare, Baby Dreams, and Windfall. In 1993, she collaborated with Dodd Darin to write the biography Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee.

In 2005, she began the first of more than a dozen collaborations with best-selling author James Patterson, co-writing 4th of July for the Women's Murder Club series. Paetro explains in an interview that she and Patterson (who had also worked in advertising before becoming a full-time writer) had known each other since the 1970s. According to British newspaper The Sunday Times, of authors with the most titles to be at number one on The Sunday Times bestseller list over the past forty years, she ranks #16 with eleven separate titles in the #1 position.

Her garden, Broccoli Hall, has been featured in national magazines including House & Garden, Victoria, Country Garden and Country Homes. Broccoli Hall is on the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program.

Paetro is married to former surety bond executive, John A. Duffy, the now founder and CEO of consulting company, Manhattan Bridge, LLC.
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    • The 17th Suspect

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933

    A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Sharon L. Plett on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Unlucky 13

    • Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717

    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What Happened to the Women's Murder Club?

    • By Jaci on 05-16-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 7th Heaven

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

    A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a "Gotcha"

    • By Jesse on 06-12-08

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Medical Examiner

    • A Women's Murder Club Story
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Kate Russell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 548
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 465

    A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Val Thompson on 08-02-17

    Regular price: $11.39

    • 18th Abduction

    • Women’s Murder Club, Book 18
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer must unravel the mystery of their disappearance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 03-17-19

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Confessions of a Murder Suspect

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 463

    James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By LaTanya on 12-18-13

    Regular price: $21.66

    • Confessions: The Private School Murders

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 311

    Tandy Angel may have played the hero when she solved the case of her magnificently wealthy parents' mysterious deaths, but she isn't done yet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND SUPERB STORY LINE

    • By Linda Louise on 12-17-13

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Confessions: The Murder of an Angel

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Tandy Angel is losing her mind - or so she thinks. Even as she's forced to fight for the family company, she's imagining new dangers in every shadow....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It was ok

    • By Christen Hamilton on 11-07-15

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Confessions: The Paris Mysteries

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama, and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world's best-selling mystery writer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Cedrick on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $18.24

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