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  • Published: 10 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529160116
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

23rd Midnight

A serial killer behind bars. A copycat killer on the loose… (Women’s Murder Club 23)

The thrilling new instalment in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series.

Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke behind bars. Now a new killer has recreated Burke's most infamous crimes-and disappeared without a trace.

Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke in jail.

Reporter Cindy Thomas put Burke on the bestseller list, in her true-crime book about the case.

An obsessed fan is studying every detail-and committing fresh horrors that carry Burke's signature.

Now Lindsay's tracking an elusive suspect, one who's penning a deadly playbook featuring Cindy's name in blood-red ink.

  • Published: 10 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529160116
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

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About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. 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.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for 23rd Midnight

No one gets this big without natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades

Lee Child

Patterson boils a scene down to a single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind

Michael Connelly

James Patterson is the boss. End of.

Ian Rankin

Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination

New York Times Book Review

Patterson is in a class by himself

Vanity Fair

A writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting

The Guardian

Smart characters, shocking twists... you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next

Lisa Gardner

I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and character that spring off the page - all the right ingredients for a thriller

Heidi Perks

Terrific, high-octane, really pacy... every scene is a film - every character real, and every plot point leaves us breathless

Jo Spain

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