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117 Days of James Patterson – Day Twenty-Six

Day 26, Chapter 26
What’s better than reading and writing about a chapter in a James Patterson novel every day? Having to recreate what you’ve just spent 45 minutes writing because you’ve somehow deleted the post you’ve been working on. Woo-hoo for that.

There’s not that much inherently wrong with today’s chapter – it’s basically just a scene of Lindsay in bed with her boyfriend, Joe. There are no frickin’s, (well, there is a little frickin’, if you know what I mean) no real dialogue, just a sex scene and Lindsay’s thoughts of WCF, “that goddamned baby-killing psycho”. 
Go to Day 27.

The insidious lipstick letters – the clue that led to nothing – were like the freight train heading toward the house when there was no place to run.

I did learn a few things though:

  • Joe has one of those alarm clocks that projects the time onto the wall or the ceiling. I totally wanted one of those when I was 12.
  • Lindsay has a dog named Martha.
  • There are still two detectives scouring the phonebook for people with the initials WCF. As was pointed out in the comments from Day 20, the phonebook is conveniently alphabetized, so….
  • Lindsay’s old apartment burned down. I presume that this was featured in one of the other eight “Women’s Murder Club” novels.
  • I’m pretty sure Martha watches Lindsay have sex with Joe. “She put her snoot on the mattress, pinned me with her gorgeous brown eyes, and started thumping her tail.”

So life is pretty good right now for Detective Lindsay Boxer – a good man, a nice house, a dog, a sweet alarm clock.

So what was nagging me from a cul-de-sac in my mind?

Thus the curtain falls on Part One of James Patterson’s The 9th Judgment. Tune in tomorrow for the next chapter from Part Two: Showtime.
Go to Day 27.


3 comments on “117 Days of James Patterson – Day Twenty-Six

  1. Amy
    May 24, 2010

    Good point on scouring the phone book, really shouldn't take that long should it…

  2. Liz
    May 24, 2010

    I motion to start tracking the Best Worst Metaphors.

    Candidate 1: “cul-de-sac in my mind”

  3. Reggie Style
    June 9, 2010

    Someone should start thumping James Patterson's tale.

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