23 ½ Lies opening line: Over the last three months, the SFPD homicide squad had been swamped by nightmarish murders of all types.
23 ½ Lies in collaboration with Maxine Paetro
When SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is called to investigate a crime scene, nothing can prepare her for what she finds: her estranged father gunned down execution style. The case will soon reveal to Lindsay a series life-altering truths . . .
Fallen Ranger opening line: Delia Marquez rides shotgun in the armored truck, staring out the window as the scenery of Central Texas rolls by.
Fallen Ranger co-authored with Andrew Bourelle
A series of armed robberies are linked to a gang of motorcycle bandits. Rory Yates, the hero of Texas Ranger, is tasked with hunting them down.
Watch Your Back opening line: The sign towered above the horizontal suburb like a pagan shrine: a wide open, baleful eye perched atop a pyramid, reminiscent of the Masonic symbol on the obverse side of the dollar bill.
Watch Your Back written together with Loren D. Estleman
A starving artist is paid to expose his client’s cheating wife. But no amount of money can protect him from a world of corruption . . .
I really enjoyed 23 ½ Lies which was a quick snippet into the Women’s Murder Club. Fallen Ranger was a grippy follow on to the previous Texas Ranger novel, and with promises of more to come. I did not enjoy Watch Your Back as much as the other two short stories in this collection.
About the Author:
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years in a row.
He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
See the links below for blog posts I published on January 21:
- 2022: Roasted Cherry Tomato Chutney
- 2019: Coriander Hummus
- 2016: Ghee
- 2015: Rust En Vrede
- 2014: Apple And Fennel Sauce
- 2013: Orange Berry Muffins
- 2012: Food Quiz Number 21 For A Friday
- 2011: Chillies For The Something Savoury Challenge