Maxine Paetro is an American author
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Maxine Paetro attended Jacksonville University.
Maxine Paetro in her garden.
University Centre, Maimi, Florida, United States
Maxine Paetro speaks at the University Centre in Florida.
Maxine Paetro with her collaborator and best-selling author James Patterson.
(Hanna Coleman is the fashion editor at trendy Urban Life ...)
Hanna Coleman is the fashion editor at trendy Urban Life magazine. No longer content with chronicling the rise and fall of hemlines, she devises a plan to get her name off the fashion page and onto the cover. Hanna proposes an article on "mansharing" - her answer to the shortage of eligible men in Manhattan. David Stein, her sexy boss, agrees to the idea on one condition: that she write the story from her own experience. So Hanna, happily attached to a wonderful man for the first time in her life, must share him with another woman - and 4 million readers. Realizing that the only woman she can trust with this experiment is her closest friend, Mahelly, she ignores an obvious complication: recently out of a frustrating 14-year marriage, Mahelly is too ready for sex and too vulnerable to handle it without commitment.
(The son of Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, using his own memo...)
The son of Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, using his own memories, interviews, letters, and rare photographs, chronicles his parents' lives, which were full of illness, family secrets, and the horror of childhood abuse.
(Dare to face the most terrifying heights of suspense. Fro...)
Dare to face the most terrifying heights of suspense. From hospital murders to explosive court battles, the Women's Murder Club takes on their most harrowing challenge yet. It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths-and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs.
(As a terrible series of fires blazes through California, ...)
As a terrible series of fires blazes through California, the heat begins to rage too close to home. A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a leader in his case-a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consumes couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance. But suddenly the flames are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she's ever faced-at work and at home.
(The Women's Murder Club takes on two deranged killers, bu...)
The Women's Murder Club takes on two deranged killers, but Detective Lindsay Boxer begins to wonder if the mysterious case is also breaking apart her closest friendships. During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters.
(Your best friend... or a vicious killer? You won't know u...)
Your best friend... or a vicious killer? You won't know until the 11th Hour. Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer-even her closest friends. Facing a series of vicious articles about her personal life and a brutal crime scene in a famous actor's garden, Lindsay realizes that the ground beneath her feet holds hundreds of secrets. But this time she has no one to turn to-especially not her husband Joe.
(The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothi...)
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.
(After investigating multiple homicides and her family's d...)
After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her?
(With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Det...)
With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. Things seem to be going well for a change when all the members of the Women's Murder Club gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces: the video is so horrific that it shakes the city to its core.
(Still recovering from her husband's betrayal, Detective L...)
Still recovering from her husband's betrayal, Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a series of heart-stopping crimes and a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy San Francisco. Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect. She had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious and possibly unnatural heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco.
(Sergeant Lindsay Boxer puts her life on the line to prote...)
Sergeant Lindsay Boxer puts her life on the line to protect San Francisco from a shrewd and unpredictable killer. When a series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a mysterious killer, a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant's tip leads Lindsay to a disturbing conclusion: something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction and impacts her in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends in the Women's Murder Club warn her against taking the crimes to heart.
(As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her...)
As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans.
(Detective Lindsay Boxer's investigation into the disappea...)
Detective Lindsay Boxer's investigation into the disappearance of three teachers quickly escalates from missing persons to murder in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue - until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas.
Maxine Paetro attended Jacksonville University.
Prior to her success as a novelist, from 1975 through 1987 Paetro worked as a recruiter and EVP creative department manager at several large advertising agencies in New York City. She credits the high-pressure environment of these jobs as providing her with a great foundation as a writer. She met James Patterson when she was an employment agent and he was looking for his first job as a copywriter in advertising.
Maxine Paetro began her writing career with a series of contributions to women's magazines. She graduated to full-length nonfiction with her first book, How to Put Your Book Together and Get a Job in Advertising, a guide for beginners trying to break into the advertising industry. Paetro moved on to fiction with her first novel, Man share, a story about a single woman, Hannah, who works at a major magazine in New York and aspires to become the features editor.
In an attempt to get the promotion, she pitches a story on the shortage of good, single men in the city, only to have her editor demand that her article includes a solution to the dilemma. People contributor Margot Dougherty called the book "a sometimes amusing fantasy of the single yuppie in semi-crisis." Paetro's follow-up efforts, Babydreams and Windfall, tackle similarly light topics, but with a bit of mystery added to the romantic romps.
In 2005, Paetro began writing the "Women's Murder Club" series with noted crime novelist James Patterson. Their first joint effort, 4th of July, finds Lindsay Boxer, a lieutenant in the San Francisco police department, struggling to solve a series of murders while also facing charges of police brutality.
(The son of Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, using his own memo...)1993
(Still recovering from her husband's betrayal, Detective L...)2017
(Detective Lindsay Boxer's investigation into the disappea...)2019
(The Women's Murder Club takes on two deranged killers, bu...)2010
(After investigating multiple homicides and her family's d...)2014
(With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Det...)2015
(As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her...)2019
(Sergeant Lindsay Boxer puts her life on the line to prote...)2018
(As a terrible series of fires blazes through California, ...)2008
(The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothi...)2014
(Hanna Coleman is the fashion editor at trendy Urban Life ...)1986
(Dare to face the most terrifying heights of suspense. Fro...)2006
(Your best friend... or a vicious killer? You won't know u...)2012
Quotations: "My first novels were explorations into my own deeply-felt questions and issues concerning being a single woman in Manhattan. I was successful in business, less successful in love. My three surrogates and heroines, Hannah, Stevie, and Harrie taught me a lot about love, about men, and about how to tell a story that entertains. It was because of these novels that I decided to leave advertising and work as a full-time writer. I'm so glad I made this decision."
Maxine Paetro enjoys gardening. Her garden, named Broccoli Hall, has been featured in many national magazines, including House and Garden, and is on the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program.
Maxine confessed that she is crazy about her fish, an avid koi aficionado. Koi is a decorative carp that’s been bred by the Japanese for hundreds of years. She is trying to get a different coloration of a standard fish. She has mud ponds for the koi and they are part of her gardens at Broccoli Hall, too.
Paetro is married to former surety bond executive, John A. Duffy, the now founder and CEO of consulting company, Manhattan Bridge, LLC.