Book Review of 11th Hour (Women's Murder Club, Bk 11)

11th Hour (Women's Murder Club, Bk 11)
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"11th Hour" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro was a much more enjoyable reading experience for me than was the last installment in the Women's Murder Club series, "10th Anniversary."

Lindsay Boxer is married to Joe and is pregnant, but it doesn't slow her down or stop her from taking her usual risks. Yuki is dating Lt. Brady, but she doesn't show up a whole lot in this novel. Claire and Cindy have some major roles.

The first case that Lindsay and partner Richard Conklin are up against is the murder of Chaz Smith, who is a wealthy man gunned down at a school where his daughter is participating in a concert. The murder weapon was taken from the SFPD's evidence room, which brings up many questions about who the killer may be.

In one of the most horrifying cases Lindsay has had yet, she and Rich are called to the scene of a wealthy, aging actor's home where two heads have been dug up from the garden and placed on the patio in a display-like manner.
Police unearth five more heads, but there are no bodies there and no clues to identities.

This is a well-paced suspense novel and doesn't move at the frenzied speed of some of Patterson's other novels, but I enjoyed the gradual build up to the page-turning ending with its twists and turns.

Patterson fans of the Women's Murder Club series should enjoy this one if the rest of the series has been read.