Women's Murder Club (novel series)
Women's Murder Club Book 1-12
1st to Die
4th of July
The 5th Horseman
The 6th Target
The 8th Confession
The 9th Judgment
12th of Never
14th Deadly Sin
The Trial (shots, short story)
The Medical Examiner (shots, short story)
|Published||March 5, 2001 - present|
|Media type||Print (hardcover, paperback)|
|No. of books||22|
The books are set in San Francisco and feature an ensemble of lead characters.
Set in San Francisco, the novels follow a group of women from different professions relating to investigating crime as they work together to solve murders. The series follows the women through their personal issues, including Lindsay Boxer's medical issues, marriage, and pregnancy. The main characters were originally Lindsay Boxer (police officer), Cindy Thomas (reporter), Claire Washburn (medical examiner), and Jill Bernhardt, but later in the series, defense attorney, Yuki Castellano, is introduced.
Every book except 7th Heaven and 10th Anniversary were #1 New York Times Best Sellers.
- 1st to Die
- 2nd Chance
- 3rd Degree
- 4th of July
- The 5th Horseman
- The 6th Target
- 7th Heaven
- The 8th Confession
- The 9th Judgment
- 10th Anniversary
- 11th Hour
- 12th of Never
- Unlucky 13
- 14th Deadly Sin
- 15th Affair
- 16th Seduction
- 17th Suspect
- 18th Abduction
- 19th Christmas
- The 20th Victim (coming 2020)
In 2007, the books were adapted to a television police procedural drama by the same name, which ran from October 12, 2007 through May 13, 2008 and starred Angie Harmon. The first book in the series, 1st to Die, had previously been a TV movie starring Tracy Pollan.
Four games based on the books have been released for the PC - #1: Death in Scarlet, #2: A Darker Shade of Grey, #3: Twice in a Blue Moon, and #4: Little Black Lies. In addition, a video game called Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion has been released for the Nintendo DS.
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- "Women's Murder Club 4: Little Black Lies - Walkthrough, Tips, Review". Jay is Games. October 1, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
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