14th Deadly Sin

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14th Deadly Sin
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Author James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Country United States
Language English
Series Women's Murder Club
Genre Thriller novel
Publisher Little, Brown and Co.
Publication date
May 4, 2015[1]
Media type Print (hardcover)[2][3][4]
Pages 349 pp (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN 0-316-40702-X (for first hardcover edition)
Preceded by Unlucky 13

14th Deadly Sin is the fourteenth book of the Women's Murder Club series. This novel was written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. At least one more book will follow, 15th Affair, in 2016.


This book has two main plots and a number of subplots. Detective Lindsay Boxer is attending a birthday party for one of the girls in her group, dubbed by themselves as the Women's Murder Club. As has happened several years in a row on this birthday, she is called away to examine a murder of a woman in a public area and this time in broad daylight with many persons around. Lindsay, with the help of her husband, tracks down leads to find who is responsible for these killings and why.

The second major plot involves a series of robberies, some involving murders, committed by persons in masks and police windbreakers. This series of crimes has shaken the police department badly. The so-called "Windbreaker Cops" must be found and stopped. It is even possible they are cops rubbing shoulders with Lindsay.


This book appeared on the USA Today bestseller list for at least 19 weeks and was at one point the top book on this list.[5] The Bookreporter website has a very favorable review of this book. The review says, "Many people consider the Women’s Murder Club to be Patterson’s best collaborative series. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of sampling the canon, 14th DEADLY SIN is an excellent place to jump on."[6]


  1. ^ This is the release date for the hardcover edition. Other editions were released on other dates.
  2. ^ Also released as Amazon Kindle edition, as paperback, as a Barnes & Noble Nook book and as audiobook and CD editions.
  3. ^ Barnes & Noble website, at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/14th-deadly-sin-james-patterson/1120331622?ean=9780316407021 .
  4. ^ Amazon.com website, at https://www.amazon.com/14th-Deadly-Womens-Murder-Club/dp/031640702X .
  5. ^ USA Today online, at http://books.usatoday.com/book/james-patterson-14th-deadly-sin/l56921 .
  6. ^ Joe Hartlaub, "14th Deadly Sin," May 8, 2015, in the Bookreporter website, at http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/14th-deadly-sin .
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