Unlucky 13

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: James Patterson , Maxine Paetro
Narrator: January LaVoy
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: May 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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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.

Reviews (7)

Written by Katya V. on January 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Absolute waste of time, poorly written, no suspense, sloppy characters, very disappointing

Written by Jacqulyn R. J. on October 7th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent read, or rather listen to. A book well worth the time. I've listened to the first 12, and in my opinion, this was my favorite. It was actually the greatest suspense, the honeymoon, excitement, was almost more than I could handle. I was afraid we'd lose Ukie, as we did when Jill died. This was a great listen, I'll probably listen to it again later this winter. Thank You Women's Murder Club.

Written by Gina T. on August 11th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fast paced, great story. The narrator, January LaVoy is talented. She is phenomenal.

5 Stars

Written by Marcia Wicks on September 5th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved it til the end! Good job on all involved! Listened enthralled anticipating the next chapter.

Written by Machelle Clement on February 8th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This story and sub plots held our attention. The most amazing part was the narration. January LaVoy's range and creativity were impressive!

Written by Clifton Maxwell on January 1st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this series and this book didn't disappoint. Great book with tons of suspense and I strongly recommend it.

Written by Cami Conners on September 4th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful and suspenseful . Another Patterson/Paetro success ! Looking forward to the next ones!

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

Paetro, Maxine

Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels; Manshare, Babydreams, and Windfall, published between 1986 and 1991. She also wrote the biography, Dream Lovers, the Magnificent, Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee by Their Son, Dodd Darin in 1993. Her first book, How to Put Your Book Together and Get a Job in Advertising (non-fiction), was published for the first time in 1979 and is still in print today.

Paetro has collaborated with best-selling author James Patterson, co-writing The 4th of July, The 5th Horseman and The 6th Target, all New York Times #1 best sellers in the Women's Murder Club Series. The series' seventh book, 7th Heaven, also a Patterson/Paetro collaboration, was published in February, 2008.

From 1975 through 1987 Paetro was a recruiter and EVP creative department manager at several large New York City advertising agencies.

Her garden, Broccoli Hall, has been featured in national magazines including House & Garden, Victoria Magazine, and Country Garden and is on the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program.

Paetro is married to former surety bond executive, John A. Duffy, now founder and CEO of consulting company, Manhattan Bridge, LLC.