• Publication date: July 1, 2010

4 Women Secure San Francisco�s Streets Murder, Marriage, & Motherhood

While crime fighting programs depicting the lives of female officers and agents are not entirely new, �Women�s Murder Club� (2007-2008) puts a different spin on a genre formally limited to either one-sided, no nonsense women such as 80s duo �Cagney & Lacey� (1982-1988), or a ditzy 70s trio as in �Charlie's Angels� (1976-1981).

While crime fighting programs depicting the lives of female officers and agents are not entirely new, �Women�s Murder Club� (2007-2008) puts a different spin on a genre formally limited to either one-sided, no nonsense women such as 80s duo �Cagney & Lacey� (1982-1988), or a ditzy 70s trio as in �Charlie's Angels� (1976-1981).

�Women�s Murder Club� might be best described as a combination of �CSI: Crime Scene Investigation� (2000-present) and �Sex and the City� (1998-2004). Viewers not only witness the professional lives of four women, but also their personal and family lives. Yes the girls are district attorneys, medical examiners, news reporters, and detectives � but they are also divorcees, mothers, and wives as well.

Inspector Lindsay Boxer (Angie Harmon) is a detective obsessed with finding a murderer dubbed the �Kiss-Me-Not� killer. Lindsay�s desire to capture the criminal is so deep that she has lost not only her husband over her quest, but quite possibly a child as well. While the FBI has since adopted the case, she still maintains a library of evidence and information regarding the killer in her attic.

Jill Bernhardt (Laura Harris) is an orphan who has managed to overcome the perils of multiple, unhappy foster homes and become a deputy district attorney. Nevertheless she still grapples with her past and shies away from commitment, worried that she will follow in the footsteps of a mother who abandoned her.

The third member of the club, Dr. Claire Washburn (Paula Newsome) is a medical examiner, housewife, and mother who must not only juggle her career and two sons, but also her wheelchair bound husband.

Lastly we meet news reporter Cindy Thomas (Aubrey Dollar), a crime reporter with a photographic memory struggling with the recent loss of her father.

Together the women investigate murder, hunt down killers, manage relationships, infiltrate drug labs, and still find time for a round of gossip afterward.