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1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1)
1st to Die - Women's Murder Club, Bk 1
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780316666008
ISBN-10: 0316666009
Publication Date: 3/5/2001
Pages: 424
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 454 ratings
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
This book was a book I couldn't put down. I read it cover-to-cover in a few hours. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 63 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
The first book of four women-friends.Each one hold a peice of the puzzle, and together they solve the crimes. Excellent Patterson reading.
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Helpful Score: 6
Book one in a series of the "Womans Murder Club"....Four woman, an inspector with the SFPD, a reporter, lady from the morgue, and a lady from the DA office form a group that solve murders ....This first book also involves love and heart ache.....and centers around Lindsey, the SFPD inspector, bout with a serious illness and the love she found and how both could shatter her life.
Bibliocrates avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 252 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This was my first James Patterson read, another thrilling whodunit mystery. I just kept on turning the pages, eager to find out who the killer was. The story took an unexpected turn around Part Three. After reading a bit further, I figured out who the killer was before the killer was revealed. I absolutely hate it when that happens. I was disappointed until I got to the very end, when the story took yet another unexpected turn. That's what I look for when I read a mystery novel. I like to be kept guessing until the very end. I will definitely continue with the Women's Murder Club series, see what's next for these women.
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Be careful reading this book because you will forever be hooked on Lindsay Boxer. I couldn't put this book down and went on to read through book four in one week.
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The Women's Murder Club pits four San Francisco women professionals against a serial killer who's stalking and murdering newlyweds in bestselling author James Patterson's newest thriller. Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector who's just gotten some very bad news. She deals with it by immersing herself in her newest case and soliciting the personal as well as professional support of her closest friend, who happens to be the city's medical examiner. The two women, along with an ambitious and sympathetic reporter and an assistant DA, form an unlikely alliance, pooling their information and bypassing the chain of command in an engaging, suspenseful story whose gruesome setup is vintage Patterson.
"What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?" the killer muses to himself early in the narrative. "Am I capable of doing it? Do I have what it takes?" Answering his own question, he embarks on a murderous spree that takes him from the bridal suite in a Nob Hill hotel to a honeymoon destination in the Napa Valley and thence to a wedding reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Dispatching his victims on the happiest day of their lives, he purposefully leaves enough clues for his distaff trackers to discover his identity and put him behind bars. But just when the women think they've got the case all wrapped up, the killer turns the tables on them in a bloody denouement that even the most discerning reader won't see coming. Patterson, author of the popular Alex Cross mysteries, promises future adventures for the Women's Murder Club, which may give him an opportunity to develop his heroines' characters more completely and win new fans among those who prefer their detectives in high heels and lipstick.
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a great James Patterson book. It was my first and has me hooked on him as one of my favorite authors. The plot is great with twists but not so over the top.
msmagoo avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Awesome book! It had me guessing all the way to the very end! I can't wait to read book #2!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great story line. Characters are believable. Really enjoyed from front to back. Love the Women's Murder Club anyway!! Enjoy!!
romeo avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 334 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
James Patterson at his best!
dryheat avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book very much. It had a twist I didn't see coming.
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 458 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
First book in an excellent series.
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I've seen Patterson's name on the best seller list for as long as I can remember and this was the first book of his that I have read, and perhaps I experienced a case of "higher than deserved expectations" or perhaps this is not the author's best work, but I thought the book was just ok.

On of the reviews on the back cover claim to make Patricia Cornwall books look like a fairy tale: I've had nightmares from reading Cornwall's books and in my opinion, they make "1st to Die" look like a fairytale in comparison.

Overall, it was entertaining enough, but not the page turner the reviews promised. The story was fairly predictable and the characters were ordinary and in sometimes quite boring. I don't think I'll be picking up the next book of the series...
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Helpful Score: 2
A good read for bright women ABOUT bright women!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great first book introducing the members of the Women's Murder Club. Enjoyed the various mysteries and the twists and turns. Just when you really think you have it figured out, you are really surprised by the culprit! To me, this is the reflection of a great author!
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Helpful Score: 1
Actually a very intriguing and emotionally connected story. I only read it because someone gave it to me, but I've become a fan of James Patterson because of it. It's the story of a 4 women who band together to find a killer of newlyweds. It speaks of female empowerment, but there is a very touching love story twined around it. It is a very fast read.
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book! If you like mysteries you will love this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Patterson is an excellent writer. Enjoyed this book a great deal. While Women's Murder Club is based on it, it's not exactly the same. Surprises around every corner.
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Helpful Score: 1
Execellent book I'm sure the other's are just as good.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of his books about the four women whom are friends and they end up solving a crime
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book. I liked the way Patterson developed the characters and how he showed their humanity. Each character had strengths and weaknesses that I could relate to. I am hooked.
shelbylee16050 avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Inspector Lindsey Boxer of the SFPD is on the trail of "The Bride and Groom Killer." Will she find him in time? With the help of The Women's Murder Club anything is possible.

A great read! Two thumbs way up!
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 93 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
One of James Patterson's best books. It will keep you guessing until the very last page.
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Helpful Score: 1
The introduction of the Women's Murder Club. A serial killer is victimizing newlyweds.

Four women (a homicide detective, a medical examiner, a reporter, and an assistant district attorney) form the Women's Murder club to stop the killer.

This book is a total page turner, and I highly recommend it. I hope the rest of this series is of the same quality.
reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another James Patterson book, this one just as fast paced and suspenseful as the rest! I love this guy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book! Fist James Patterson I have read but I will be reading more.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book. Keeps you guessing almost to the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Keeps you guessing till the very end! Great suspense, mystery as well as thrills and chills.
hunterchick avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Having first been attracted to the books by the TV show, I was pleased to see that the books are much better (are they not always better?). The whole series is hard to put down. They pull you in and make it impossible to put down. All mystery lovers will be impressed with James Patterson's writing style. The shorter chapters in the book make it an easy read for those on the go.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. There is not a lot of depth or great detail in this book. However, it it a page turner and you can't wait to find out who-dun-it. I liked the whole women power aspect and the twist at the end of the novel that I didn't see coming. I will defineatly read the next book in the series.
hunterchick avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Having first been attracted to the books by the TV show, I was pleased to see that the books are much better (are they not always better?). The whole series is hard to put down. They pull you in and make it impossible to put down. All mystery lovers will be impressed with James Patterson's writing style. The shorter chapters in the book make it an easy read for those on the go.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good series to read if you like mysteries. James Pattersn always does good job in keeping you in suspense even though you have a suspect in mind. And the bonding between the women is enviable. Be sure to read this series, ladies.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my first James Patterson novel, but definitely not my last. It was hard to put down and the numerous twists and turns will have you flipping through to get to the end. Overall I loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first in the Women's Murder Club Mysteries.The series was made into a TV show in 2007.I think it is one of the best of Patterson's many series.A police Captain,a District attorney and a crime reporter( all Women) team up to solve murder cases and each other's problems.

If you like your mysteries without too much gore and more brain power you will love this series.
hunterchick avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Having first been attracted to the books by the TV show, I was pleased to see that the books are much better (are they not always better?). The whole series is hard to put down. They pull you in and make it impossible to put down. All mystery lovers will be impressed with James Patterson's writing style. The shorter chapters in the book make it an easy read for those on the go.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absoluetly loved this book! I had to go out and get the others right away.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book in the Women's Murder Club!
A very quick read. Anxious to read the other four!
lipslady avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good story. It actually made me cry. I must have been very tired!
smilingturtle avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was the first of the Women's Murder Club books that I read and immediately I was hooked. It is definitely a page turner. James Patterson does a great job of keeping the reader involved in the story. He makes you feel like you are really getting to know the characters while you also feel the adrenaline of the case that they are working on. This book they are trying to solve the case of a serial killer that is killing brides and grooms. You are kept on the edge of your seat right until the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first Patterson book to read, and I enjoyed it. The book was written with 2-3 page chapters, and I found that to be a nice change of pace and made it very easy to find a stopping point at the end of the day. The story was consistent up until the last 1/4, with several unexpected turns near the end. The only thing I didn't like was the outcome of one of the characters, but you can't get everything you want. :) Overall very enjoyable, I will probably read the rest of the series
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I am reading this book with a book club group and I loved it. I never have ready this type of book before - Murder - Mystery, but I really enjoyed it.

I have even ordered the number 2 and 3 books that follow!
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Great book. A must read series.
autumnhansen avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Fun book - I wish there was a bit more in the way of character development...specifically with Lindsay. Still, a nice and quick read..
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Enjoyed!!
canadya avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on
Great book! Love the characters!
bfhenderson88 avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 26 more book reviews
Easy read as chapters are only 2-4 pages long. Makes a good read for waiting for appointments, in line, etc. Enjoyable read
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This story is filled with twists and turns and links crimes that seem random. This book was definitely a page turner and kept my interest to the end.
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It was Ok.
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In San Francisco newlyweds are being stalked and slaughtered. Enter four unforgettable women, all friends...Lindsay, a homicide inspector in the city's police department...Claire, a medical examiner...Jill, an assisant D.A....and Cindy, a reporter who has just started working the crime desk of the San Fransico Chronicle. Joining forces, pooling their talents, courage, and brains, they have one goal. To find, trap and outwit the most diabolical and terrifying killer ever imagined.
jwigg avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 39 more book reviews
While I really enjoyed the plot from this book, I doubt I will finish the series. The relationships came across as forced and the dialogue didn't read as realistic either.. came across as a man writing how he THOUGHT a woman would act/speak/think/interact. The character development didn't ring true... It's an ok read.
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Very good love James Patterson books
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First time reading from this series--pleasantly surprised!
arthudson avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 91 more book reviews
good
terrysgirl avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on
Great book, this one got me hooked on Patterson's books.
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I loved this book! I was in tears at the end though and I totally didn't expect it. Cannot wait to read the next one.
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Terrific book! Be warned...have the 2nd book nearby when you are finished with this one. They are definitely addictive!
robinmy avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 2028 more book reviews
Lindsay Boxer is a homicide detective working on a case involving the murder of newlyweds. Two bodies are found in the honeymoon suite the day after a wedding. Both the bride and groom were stabbed. One day later a pair of newlyweds disappear shortly after exchanging vows. A killer is targeting newly married couples, so a task force is created. Lindsay discusses the case with her friends over lunch. Claire is a medical examiner. Jill is an assistant district attorney. Cindy is a reporter who is new to the crime beat. All of the ladies are interested in solving this case and believe that their expertise will help do so.

This is the first book in the Women's Murder Club series. I didn't care for Lindsay. She was the tough cop who had to prove herself in a job full of men. She was very brusque. I didn't like her style at all. Of course, she also had a serious medical problem to deal with, and a new partner for this case.

I like the idea of the women banning together to solve some cases; but I didn't care for the execution. Lindsay latched onto a suspect and wouldn't let go. She was looking for clues that would prove that she had the right guy. That is a good way to arrest the wrong guy. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Suzanne Toren. She did a good job with the character voices, but the whole reading was very melodramatic. Maybe I would have enjoyed reading the book more. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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I lucked into these books and liked them from the start.
Until I found PBS I didn't know where to find others. I am glad to find the about how it started and I wish I remembered the other books I have read. Anyone would enjoy these books
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This is a very good book.
tobisgma avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
This is an excellent series.
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I enjoyed the mystery plot and the characters were fairly well developed, but I was disappointed that the story line developed into descriptive sex episodes, also. Because of this I will not read the rest of the series.
James Patterson's books for young adults (Maximim Ride) are far more enjoyable. I would recommmend them to readers of all ages.
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never read any of James patterson and was told to try it well needless to say I am hooked. Could not put it down had it done in 2 days great read
pj-s-bookcorner avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 845 more book reviews
First in the Women's Murder Club series. A thriller by Patterson introducing Lindsey Boxer and her friends. They're working to bring a serial killer, known as the Bride & Groom murderer, to justice. Lots of twists and turns.
FranChessie avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on
James Patterson seems to know how women think. Love his books.
sh0rtstak avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 89 more book reviews
My first taste of Patterson and I wasn't disappointed. I loved that it has a strong female character with believable weaknesses that the outside world doesn't see. Superb suspense/mystery with a side of heartwarming romance. I've already ordered the rest of the series!
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Great story.
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Suspenseful and very engaging, I can't wait to read the rest in the series.
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Excellent book!
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I am a huge fan of Patricia Cornwell and have read all of her books. I was told to start reading James Patterson, now I have fallen in love with a new author. Great reading, easy reading. LOVED IT!!
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excellent read
babshayes avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 45 more book reviews
Great mystery and now a great collection. I really liked this book.I loved the whole series
marcym avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 159 more book reviews
Another excellent read from Patterson
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Easy read - gory and intoxicating
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This is the first one in the series. It's will worth your time to read the series.
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good story
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Great start of the series. You will fall in love with these 4 dynamic women.
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Awesome!
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Wonderful book! 1st book in the Women's Murder Club series.
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Excellent book! I can't wait to read the second book in this series.
I couldn't bring myself to put it down, until I finished reading it!
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4 women share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds
Pattakins avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 365 more book reviews
This was the first book in the Women's Murder Club Series. It's an excellent read, and because of it, I read every book in the series.
pooht avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 25 more book reviews
This is a great read. Fast paced. Has short chapters, but there is a lot that goes on in the chapters.
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I liked the book -- enough to continue reading the whole series. But it was obvious that Patterson was not thinking like a real homocide detective with some of the plot turns. Especially near the end, some of the things Lindsay does are simply not realistic. Good suspense, good story, but not at all realistic. I think the series got a lot better after he got a co-writer working with him.
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The killer wonders "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?", as he sets out to do worse.

San Francisco homicide investigator, Lindsay Boxer, is called to the most disturbing crime scene, a young couple has been murdered on their wedding night, the bride still in her wedding gown. This horrifying scene lays heavy in Lindsay's mind.

As the investigation begins, another murder is committed, again another young couple on their wedding night.

1st To Die" is the first novel in a brand new series, and what a great novel it is. The plot races along, combining the murders, devistating health issues for Lindsay, and some romance, twisting and turning all the way to the shocking the conclusion.
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This book was hard to put down. I am a busy mother of three but I read this one in two days because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next!
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Great book, really enjoyed it.
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Great first book of the series - many twists and turns. You don't know the solution until the last paragraph.
cottre26 avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 75 more book reviews
This is one of my favorite Patterson books. Good book with an unexpected twist.
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James Patterson is a popular writer. Unfortunately, he writed formulaic popular novels which are no longer my cup of tea. Works for him, though. I found elements of the plot unbelievable and highly improbable. His fans will undoubtably love this book. It's not for me. Or for my bookclub, they mostly didn't like it either
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I fell in love with this James Patterson series after reading this first book! He always keeps me on my toes!
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The first in the series and the one that got me hooked!
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THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK...
IT IS A VERY FAST PAGE-TURNING BOOK...
YOU WILL LOVE IT...
JEN
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From the flyleaf:

Four women - four friends - share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.

But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.

The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a murderer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered - before a shocking conclusion in which everything they know turns out to be devastatingly wrong. Full of breathtaking drama and unforgettable emotions for which James Patterson is famous, 1st to Die is the start of a blazingly fast-paced and sensationally entertaining new series of crime thrillers.
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I love the Women's Murder Club series!
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Cover blurb - 1st to Die is a dazzlingly powerful new thriller by master suspense novelist James Patterson, the #1 bestselling author of Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. I enjoyed the Main character Lindsay Boxer - a police detective. The emphasis on her female friends was also nice. However, the book was too explicit in both violence and sex for my tastes.
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Great mystery. Surprise ending
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Great book!
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Great book!!! Didn't want to stop reading. Can't wait to finish the whole series.
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Great reading!
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Exciting.
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If you love a great murder mystery with a twist, this is the book for you!
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The Women's Murder Club pits four San Francisco women professionals against a serial killer who's stalking and murdering newlyweds in bestselling author James Patterson's newest thriller. Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector who's just gotten some very bad news. She deals with it by immersing herself in her newest case and soliciting the personal as well as professional support of her closest friend, who happens to be the city's medical examiner. The two women, along with an ambitious and sympathetic reporter and an assistant DA, form an unlikely alliance, pooling their information and bypassing the chain of command in an engaging, suspenseful story whose gruesome setup is vintage Patterson.
"What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?" the killer muses to himself early in the narrative. "Am I capable of doing it? Do I have what it takes?" Answering his own question, he embarks on a murderous spree that takes him from the bridal suite in a Nob Hill hotel to a honeymoon destination in the Napa Valley and thence to a wedding reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Dispatching his victims on the happiest day of their lives, he purposefully leaves enough clues for his distaff trackers to discover his identity and put him behind bars. But just when the women think they've got the case all wrapped up, the killer turns the tables on them in a bloody denouement that even the most discerning reader won't see coming.
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Really enjoyed the 1st in James Patterson's Series. Have started reading the 2nd one. Real good mystery.
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I really enjoyed this book. I am excited to continue reading the series.
maydayzee avatar reviewed 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1) on + 744 more book reviews
Too violent for me. I only read a few pages.
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Enjoyed this mystery
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This is one of my favorite books and is the one that got me hoplesly addicted to Patterson!!
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1st to Die is the first James Patterson novel I've read. I had been dragging my feet for the last few years, never venturing beyond the first few paragraphs of any of his books but I finally made myself give him a chance. I'm not really sure why this guy is a bestselling novelist, his writing style is atrocious and his characters are insipid. I'll give him this; he's a marketing genius, short chapters (in some case less than 2 pages each) and simplicity. It's a shame, really, because the story itself had a lot of promise and to say I didn't enjoy it at all would be a lie. However, I couldn't get past the fact that I felt like Patterson wrote an outline first and then went through and wrote a few sentences per heading topic.
I really wanted to like the four women who make up the Women's Murder Club but the writing was so flat and the dialog was at times painful. Let's start with the fact that they would have chosen a way cooler title for their club. âWomen's Murder Clubâ, how uncreative can you get?
A homicide detective, medical examiner, newspaper reporter and an assistant district attorney working together and therefore, jeopardizing their careers. The friendship between the ladies was not realistic; they didn't know each other long enough to form such a close bond. And the bond that ties them all together is that they are professional women who are struggling to make it in male dominated careers. But the whole I am Woman, hear me roar thing just doesn't work here.
The concept of the serial killer was the coolest part of the book, killing off newly married Brides and Grooms. But the final twist was straight up blah.