The Trial: A BookShot: A Women's Murder Club Story

The Trial: A BookShot: A Women's Murder Club Story

by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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"I'm not on trial. San Francisco is."

An accused murderer called Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. Or is he? By unleashing unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he has paralyzed the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm.

Now comes a courtroom shocker you will never see coming.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478967552
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Series: BookShots
Edition description: BookShots
Sales rank: 1,030,301
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James Patterson has written more bestsellers and created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. He lives in Florida with his family.

Maxine Paetro has collaborated with James Patterson on the bestselling Women's Murder Club and Private series. She lives with her husband in New York State.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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The Trial: A BookShot: A Women's Murder Club Story 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would be hard pressed to call this a novella. It read like a full novel with very well-developed plotlines as well as characters. I would really like to see novellas of this caliber more often. Other authors could take a lesson here. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who said it wasn't a full story? Excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a Book shot a great read, exciting could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the short read with all the familiar characters but kinda knew "who done it" before the reveal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Couldnot put down. Have read just a few Womens club series..wll read the newer ones
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
The Trial is a novella in the popular Women’s Murder Club series by prolific American author, James Patterson. It is co-written with Maxine Paetro and is released under the BookShots: stories at the speed of life banner. At a mere 114 pages, it is intended to be read in one sitting. It is set after 15th Affair, and readers should be aware there are spoilers in this story for previous books, so it is advisable to read them in order Detective Sergeant Lindsay Boxer and partner Rich Conklin are called to a shooting where the shooter is apparently a Mexican drug lord they believed dead and buried (is this a common theme with BookShots? Cross Kill started with an identical scenario). After a shootout with SWAT that kills his two accomplices, the shooter, who indeed turns out to be Jorge Sierra aka The Kingfisher, is taken into custody. Lindsay’s last encounter with The Kingfisher featured personal threats, but now she has him: now he will stand trial. Or will he? There is not very much of the Women’s Murder club in this short read: Yuki, Claire and Cindy make only brief appearances. The laxity of security for those involved in a case where the accused obviously commands a wide influence is little puzzling, and the reason that Lindsay gets Sierra’s first counsel to remove himself from the case is never made clear. The fast pace and a good twist at the end save this little dose of WMC from a lower rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of time and money.
jmsmom More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books by Patterson I've read lately. It had a filled out story line that grabbed you from page 1 and continued through the end of the book. Not too much in the way of the Women's Murder Club meetings, but Lindsey is the center of the story and she remains the center of the story. No open ending either, this book ends. Thank you Mr. Patterson!
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If you like the Women's Murder Club you will love this short.
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MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
THE TRIAL is the perfect story to read/listen to if you’re short on time, but want a suspenseful tale to be entertained by. Narrator January LaVoy does a great job bringing the characters to life. Her cadence and accents enhance the story. Her vocals are spot on as she brings the varying emotions to the surface. The story is a good mix of police procedure, mystery and suspense. The story flows quickly and smoothly. Told in BookShots format, the story can be listened to in under three hours. The shortness of the tale doesn’t lessen its appeal. The core cast of characters of the Women’s Murder Club series are on hand, but new readers/listeners won’t be left in the dark not knowing their history. This is a stand-alone story. The characters are likable and well-developed. THE TRIAL will keep you on your toes until the surprise ending. It’s intense, suspenseful and entertaining. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
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