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About 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 2004, she began the first of more than two 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. See Broccoli Hall www.broccolihall.com. Paetro is breeding a rare type of koi, the "elusive ki shusui." www.kishusui.com.
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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In the latest book in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough for her to see her twenty-first birthday.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Will she live to see her twenty-first birthday?
When a distraught mother pleads with reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Tara, and her baby granddaughter, Cindy goes straight to SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer.
The prime suspect is Tara's husband, but he tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person.
Is this a tragic case of domestic violence? Or is the truth linked to a more complex network of killings?
As the case grows into something far bigger than any of them could have imagined, the Women's Murder Club will need to work together to unpick the truth from a web of lies.
PRAISE FOR THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB THRILLERS
'Smart characters, shocking twists . . . you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.' Lisa Gardner
'Packed with action . . . a compelling read with great set pieces and, most of all, that charismatic cast of characters.' Sun
'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page - all the right ingredients for a thriller!' Heidi Perks
'Fast-moving, intricately plotted . . . Boxer steals the show as the tough cop with a good heart.' Mirror
'Terrific, high octane, really pacy . . . every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.' Jo Spain
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER
'Everything you love about Patterson and the Women's Murder Club – smart characters, shocking twists, and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.' LISA GARDNER, the international No. 1 bestselling author
'I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page – all the right ingredients for a thriller!' HEIDI PERKS, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOW YOU SEE HER
'Terrific, high-octane, really pacy ... this book delivers everything we've come to love in a Patterson novel. Every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.' JO SPAIN, No. 1 bestselling author of THE CONFESSION
THREE MISSING WOMEN
When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second.
TWO IMPOSSIBLE CASES
Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home. But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who's seen a ghost – a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco.
ONE DETERMINED DETECTIVE
When Joe's informant disappears, the two investigations collide. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women's Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.
THE COUNTDOWN'S BEGUN...
The Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling follow-up to 18th Abduction
Christmas is coming, but crime never stops for the Women's Murder Club.
Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is looking forward to spending time with her family over the holidays. But when she receives a tip-off that the biggest heist ever to hit San Francisco is being planned for Christmas Day, everything changes.
The architect of the ambitious attack unleashes chaos across the city, laying traps and false alarms to distract Lindsay and the SFPD from his ultimate goal.
As time runs out, will Lindsay be able to save the people of San Francisco from a Christmas they'd never forget?
The bestselling 13th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A LANDMARK MURDER
When two dead bodies are found inside a wrecked car on the Golden Gate Bridge, Detective Lindsay Boxer quickly realises that the gruesome scene is no ordinary traffic accident.
A FEARSOME GHOST
As Lindsay starts to piece the truth together, she gets an unexpected call. Her ex-colleague Mackie Morales, now a ruthless killer, has been spotted back in San Francisco.
A DEADLY REUNION
Wanted for three murders, Mackie has been in hiding since she escaped from custody – but now she’s back in San Francisco, ready to pay a visit to some old friends…
DID YOU MISS ME?
James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.
Two bodies arrived at the morgue. One was still breathing.
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. Is it the perfect case for the Women's Murder Club – or just the most twisted?
The bestselling 7th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A CITY IN FLAMES
A string of fatal arson attacks has broken out in San Francisco. The targets have one thing in common: they are all rich, successful, married couples. With four couples dead, Detective Lindsay Boxer is determined to put an end to the killings.
A TRAIL GONE COLD
When the governor’s son vanished without a trace one evening long ago, the search to find him, dead or alive, went cold very quickly. But now a devastating new lead has changed everything…
THE HEAT IS ON
Under immense political pressure to crack both cases, Lindsay must race to stop the cold-blooded killers. Despite the help of her fellow Women's Murder Club members - Yuki, a high profile attorney, Claire, a medical examiner and Cindy, a reporter for a San Francisco newspaper - she is soon pushed to breaking point. And then she starts to suspect the two cases are connected…
THERE’S NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE…
If you have a big bank account and an even bigger problem, you're going to want Private on the case.
Former US Marine Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators use the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.
In L.A., Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multimillion-dollar gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of eighteen schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend's wife, Jack's former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private's resources to tracking down her killer. And Jack doesn't have to play by the rules.
The bestselling 17th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A KILLER WITH A PLAN
Detective Lindsay Boxer is investigating a series of shootings of the homeless in San Francisco, where the killer is methodical yet unpredictable. An encounter with a confidential informer leads her to disturbing conclusions – something has gone very wrong inside the police department itself.
A DETECTIVE IN TOO DEEP
The hunt for the killer takes Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and Lindsay’s friends in the Women’s Murder Club are concerned that she’s taking the crimes too much to heart.
LURED INTO DANGER
But with lives on the line, Lindsay can’t stop herself from following the case into ever more terrifying terrain – even though the killer could cost her everything…
HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?
The #1 bestselling 12th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A LETHAL PREDICTION
Detective Lindsay Boxer is stunned when an eccentric professor walks into her homicide department to report a murder. The catch is that the murder hasn’t happened yet – but when it does, the professor’s prophecy is correct in every detail.
A KILLER’S RESURRECTION
Meanwhile, a serial killer wakes from a two-year coma. He says he’s ready to reveal where the bodies are buried – but Lindsay suspects he has a much more sinister scheme in mind.
A DETECTIVE’S NIGHTMARE
As Lindsay and the Women's Murder Club investigate, she's soon pushed to breaking point – and she finds herself faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss imaginable.
CAN SHE SAVE HER FUTURE?
CONFESS IF YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE.
Young women from New York's most exclusive neighbourhoods are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right place.
CONFESS IF YOU DON'T TRUST ANYONE.
Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she nailed was the mystery of her magnificently wealthy parents' deaths. Now she's working to exonerate her superstar brother in his glamorous girlfriend's murder. And danger just got closer.
CONFESS IF YOU'RE IN TOO DEEP.
One of the victims of the recent murder streak 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 fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries before she becomes the next victim?
THE CONFESSIONS REVEAL ALL.
WHEN YOUR FAMILY IS ALL YOU HAVE . . .
Scarred by the deaths of their parents and accusations of murder, Tandy Angel and her siblings start a new life in Paris under the watchful eye of an uncle they hardly know.
BUT THEY'VE BETRAYED YOU TIME AND AGAIN . . .
A born detective, Tandy discovers a locked room in her grandmother's house that holds ugly secrets about her family's treacherous past.
WHO CAN YOU REALLY TRUST?
As Tandy delves deepr into the mysteries, the stakes get dangerously high when her family's enemies seek the ultimate revenge for long-ago sins.
THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF PARIS ARE ABOUT TO GO DARK.
Your parents have been murdered . . . and you're the number one suspect.
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter, Tandy, knows just three things: 1. She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2. She and her brothers are the only suspects. 3. She can’t trust anyone – maybe not even herself. Having grown up under their parents’ intense perfectionist demands, none of the Angel children have come away undamaged.
Tandy decides that she will have to solve the crime on her own, but digging deeper into her powerful parents’ affairs is a dangerous game. As she uncovers haunting secrets and slowly begins to remember flashes of disturbing past events buried in her memory, Tandy is forced to ask: What is the Angel family truly capable of?
Returning to the genre that made him the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson introduces a teen detective on a mission to bring her parents’ killer to justice, even if it means uncovering her family’s darkest secrets – and confessing some of her own.