New Release Books by Maxine Paetro

Maxine Paetro is the author of Confessions of a Murder Suspect (2012), 11th Hour (2012), 11th Hour - Free Preview (2012), Private: #1 Suspect (2012) and other 126 books.

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Confessions of a Murder Suspect

release date: Sep 24, 2012
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a #1 New York Times bestselling teen detective novel about the mysterious Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they''re keeping from one another. On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can''t trust anyone-maybe not even herself. As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flashes of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family''s dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents'' affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?

11th Hour

release date: May 07, 2012
11th Hour
Your best friend Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn''t slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco''s most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department''s evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer--even her closest friends. Or a vicious killer? Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she''s ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims. You won''t know until the 11th hour A reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases and Lindsay''s personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to--especially not Joe. 11TH HOUR is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women''s Murder Club novel ever.

11th Hour - Free Preview

release date: Apr 02, 2012
11th Hour - Free Preview
Your best friend Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn''t slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco''s most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department''s evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer--even her closest friends. Or a vicious killer? Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she''s ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims. You won''t know until the 11th hour A reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases and Lindsay''s personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to--especially not Joe. 11TH HOUR is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women''s Murder Club novel ever.

Private: #1 Suspect

release date: Jan 02, 2012
Private: #1 Suspect
Unsolvable cases Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world''s most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private''s investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth. Impossible murders When his former lover is found murdered in Jack Morgan''s bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While Jack is under police investigation, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals for them. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a string of murders at her properties. The #1 suspect is Jack Morgan While Jack is fighting for his life, one of his most trusted colleagues threatens to leave Private, and Jack realizes he is confronting the cleverest and most powerful enemies ever. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, PRIVATE: #1 SUSPECT is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.

10th Anniversary

release date: May 02, 2011
10th Anniversary
For every secret Detective Lindsay Boxer''s long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals--but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. For every lie At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life--a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki''s career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct? There''s a different way to die Lindsay''s every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she''ll ever be able to start a family. With James Patterson''s white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10th Anniversary is the most deliciously chilling Women''s Murder Club book ever.

Private Vegas

release date: Jul 21, 2015
Private Vegas
For use in schools and libraries only. Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It''s the perfect location for Lester Olsen''s lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides--and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he''s witnessed before. PRIVATE VEGAS brings James Patterson''s Private series to a sensational new level.

Private No. 1 Suspect

release date: Dec 15, 2014
Private No. 1 Suspect
Since former US Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world''s most effective investigation firm sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. When his former lover is found murdered in his bed, Jack Morgan is instantly the number one suspect.

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries

release date: Oct 06, 2014
Confessions: The Paris Mysteries
In this New York Times bestseller, brilliant detective Tandy Angel is meeting her lost love in Paris . . . but when he becomes more distant, she starts to question everything she knows. Is there anyone she can trust? After investigating multiple homicides and her family''s decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, she is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her? James Patterson leads this brilliant teenage detective through Paris on a trail of lies years in the making, with shocking revelations around every corner.

Confessions: The Private School Murders

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Confessions: The Private School Murders
In the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Murder Suspect, James Patterson keeps the confessions coming breathlessly as Tandy Angel delves deeper into her own tumultuous history-and proves that she can rise above the sordid Angel legacy. Wealthy young women are being murdered on Manhattan''s exclusive Upper West Side, and the police aren''t looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she cracked was the mystery of her parents'' deaths. Now, while she''s working to exonerate her brother of his glamorous girlfriend''s homicide, she''s driven to get involved in the West Side murder spree. One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy''s own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer, but the NYPD isn''t listening to her...and Tandy can''t ignore the disturbing fact that she perfectly fits the profile of the killer''s targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim?

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries - FREE PREVIEW (The First 4 Chapters)

release date: Aug 18, 2014
Confessions: The Paris Mysteries - FREE PREVIEW (The First 4 Chapters)
The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world''s bestselling mystery writer! After investigating multiple homicides and her family''s decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her? James Patterson leads this brilliant teenage detective through Paris on a trail of lies years in the making, with shocking revelations around every corner.

4th of July

release date: Apr 28, 2011
4th of July
In a late-night showdown, Detective Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence she fires her weapon - and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she''s worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors. To escape the media circus, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay. Soon after, a string of grisly murders punches through the community. There are no witnesses; there is no pattern. But a key detail reminds Lindsay of an unsolved murder she worked on years ago. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women''s Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: in court and against a ruthless killer.

The 9th Judgment

release date: Apr 26, 2010
The 9th Judgment
The Women''s Murder Club takes on two deranged killers, but Detective Lindsay Boxer begins to wonder if the mysterious case is also breaking apart her closest friendships. During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn''t left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters. With two deranged killers on the loose Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women''s Murder Club to help her stop the insane killers. But someone is leaking information to the press-details that only those on the inside could know. As allegations fly that Lindsay is the source, she has to wonder: how much she can trust her closest friends?

Unlucky 13

release date: May 05, 2014
Unlucky 13
The Women''s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn''t be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women''s Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women''s Murder Club must find a killer-before she finds them first.

Swimsuit

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Swimsuit
"A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels'' parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter. Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the LA Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief - Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life. All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best - and they won’t be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise."

Private #1 Suspect

release date: Oct 29, 2013
Private #1 Suspect
For use in schools and libraries only. After his former lover is found murdered in his own bed, Jack Morgan, former Marine and founder of the world''s most effective private investigation company, must clear his name while also solving murders at a posh hotel.

The 8th Confession

release date: Apr 27, 2009
The 8th Confession
As San Francisco''s most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching--waiting for a chance to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city''s most celebrated couple. Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it''s the perfect murder. Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home. As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed--a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim''s history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought. As the hunt for two criminals tests the limits of the Women''s Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and her partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The Women''s Murder Club now faces its toughest challenge: will love destroy all that four friends have built? The exhilarating new chapter in the Women''s Murder Club series, The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of speed-charged twists and shocking revelations as only James Patterson can. And remember, this is the only Murder Club episode of the year.

The 5th Horseman

release date: Apr 28, 2011
The 5th Horseman
A young mother is recuperating in a top San Francisco hospital when suddenly she''s gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. How and why did this happen? With help from the newest member of the Women''s Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer discovers that this is not the hospital''s first suspicious case. Other patients have taken unexpected and devastating turns for the worse just as they''re planning to go home. Are these just appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people''s lives? When someone close begins to exhibit the same terrifying symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe. In a wild race against time she must fight an administration determined to shield its reputation even if it means hiding a killer...

12th of Never

release date: Apr 29, 2013
12th of Never
It''s finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor-while two killers are on the loose. Lindsay Boxer''s beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she''s ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he''s convinced is real. Lindsay doesn''t believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor''s description to the last detail. Lindsay doesn''t have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.

7th Heaven

release date: Feb 04, 2008
7th Heaven
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. And after California''s golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion''s disappearance. But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she''s ever faced--at work and at home.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 25 Chapters)

release date: Aug 15, 2012
Confessions of a Murder Suspect - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 25 Chapters)
James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they''re keeping from one another. On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can''t trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud''s intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents'' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

A Women's Murder Club Omnibus

release date: Jan 01, 2009
A Women's Murder Club Omnibus
The Women''s Murder Club, after the Alex Cross novels, is the most popular US detective series in the past two decades - and here are three novels in one volume 4TH OF JULY A young man is found dead in a seedy hotel room; electrocuted in his bath with a toaster. This is the second electrocution murder Lindsay Boxer has come across and the message left in graffiti on the wall at the scene of the crime is the same: NOBODY CARES ANYMORE. What does it refer to? THE 5TH HORSEMAN When Yuki''s mother Keiko has a stroke, Lindsay learns of a huge malpractice suit against the San Francisco Medical Center. In the last few years, dozens of patients who were admitted to the emergency room seemed to recover and then died suspicious deaths. Is Yuki''s mother safe? In a place where the lives of patients are quite literally in others hands, will Lindsay and her friends be able to establish who they can trust? THE 6TH TARGET After a dramatic shoot out at a ferry dock, Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to the scene to find that three people have been killed, and one of her closest friends, Claire, has been shot and lies bleeding, whilst the murderer is on the run. But mystery and confusion increase when she learns that children are being abducted and that a series of suspicious and unexplained deaths have taken place in the building where Cindy lives. Can she keep the rest of the Women''s Murder Club safe and find the missing children in time?

Seventh Heaven

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Seventh Heaven
Investigating the arson deaths of a wealthy couple, San Francisco detective Lindsay Boxer and Assistant DA Yuki Castellano find the case further complicated by the disappearance of a former governor''s son, internal pressure, and the media.
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