1st to Die (Women's Murder Club Series #1)

1st to Die (Women's Murder Club Series #1)

by James Patterson

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Overview

Four crime-solving friends face off against a killer in San Francisco in the Women's Murder Club novel that started James Patterson's thrilling series.

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 each other a hand. The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer 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 knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong.
Full of the breathtaking drama and unforgettable emotions for which James Patterson is famous, 1st to Die is the start of the #1 New York Times bestselling series of crime thrillers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759524545
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/05/2001
Series: Women's Murder Club Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 869
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Hometown:

Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York

Education:

B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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1st to Die (Women's Murder Club Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1066 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Patterson catches us again with book in hand turning those pages as we did for his other thrillers. Patterson is able to create a suspenseful mood for the reader. What¿s better than a group of four woman to try and catch a psycho, killing newlywed couples. In my opinion, this book deserves 5 stars, for its intense suspense. Patterson is one of the few authors that is able to make you think you know what¿s happening and then your all wrong. A person¿s wedding day is suppose to be the happiest day of their life. The time after, referred to as the ¿Honeymoon¿ is supposed to be enjoyable, fun, and romantic. In 1ST TO DIE., three couples find their wedding day and their honeymoon¿s to be a time of death. The book has four main characters, who Patterson points out within the first few chapters. The most notable being Lindsay Boxer, an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department. Along with Lindsay the characters who want to solve the case include Claire Washburn a medical examiner and Lindsay¿s best friend, Jill Bernhardt an assistant District Attorney assigned to the first case, and Cindy Thomas a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, who integrates herself into the group after the first murders. Together, these women form ¿The Women¿s Murder Club¿ and take you on a ride of suspense as they work together to find the monster responsible for a series of tragic honeymoon murders that began with the intense killing of David and Melanie Brandt. Patterson is able to make these books enjoyable for even the High School student. He has this ability to make you pick up the book and never put it down. Make sure that if you purchase this book you also purchase the second and third books as well. The thing with Patterson is that once you read one in a series you have to read the rest. James Patterson writes in a short and casual manner. His chapters are short and to the point, which makes you keep turning the page to find out what will happen next. The characters are very well described, which makes you feel like you know them personally. When something bad happens you feel as if the tragedy has happened to one of your friends or family members. James Patterson truly is one of the most amazing authors, his clever twists and fast pace keep the reader going. It¿s almost as if Patterson knows what you are afraid of and he reaches the point that you jump out of your seat. If you truly enjoy this novel, you would also like Along Came A Spider, Kiss The Girls, Jack And Jill, Cat & Mouse, Pop Goes The Weasel, and Roses Are Red. -Nick Trodella
SillyJilly More than 1 year ago
I am always looking for new books to try. I have read some of James Patterson's books and have not been all that crazy about them(Alex Cross books). I love suspense. I love books with a twist. This book had all that and more. I absolutely did not see that ending. Wow! Definitely going to read more of this series...
starla827 More than 1 year ago
James Patterson writes in short chapters which make it easy to read when you just have a few spare minutes. He also makes his books so suspenseful that you want to spend every spare minute reading to try to find out what will happen next. I was captivated until the very end. Can't wait to start the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the most exciting thrilling book I have ever read. James Patterson is so original. You think you know what's going on but then he always comes up with an unexpected twist. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've only read the sample, but I am very intrigued by this book. James Patterson: best author ever!(:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lindsay is a strong, hardworking, and determined detective until she receives life changing news. It doesn't break her, but she also runs into a case that will change her life forever. Some crazy person is killing honey mooners on the best day of their lives. Now poor Lindsay is fighting for her life beside her dying couples. I love this book because it keeps you on your toes. It also has a lot of action, and every murder is grusome.To top it off you will never suspect what happens in the end ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in 2 days! Love the women's murder club series and James Patterson's amazing talent! This book grips you from the start till the end and even got me to cry! Thats an intense read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wanted a really good book that puts you at the edge of your seat? Well, this is it. This novel isn¿t just heart throbbing. This is an amazing yet suspenseful story waiting for you to lay eyes on it.


Right at the beginning, you¿re hit with intensity. There is a crime waiting for Linsey, the head detective, at a new hot hotel. Newlyweds being murdered every new case she gets. A few weeks later, another murder is waiting to be solved. Later on, another murder! Three thrilling murders at the tip of her fingers. All of these newlyweds are being stalked before they are even killed. She does get help though. There is a Women's Murder Club. Helping Linsey, Clair, a medical examiner. Jill, an assistant D.A. and Cindy, a reporter who has just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. They all have one goal to fulfill, to trap, and outwit the most terrifying killer ever. They are all pulling their talents together, to solve this crime.

I would defiantly recommend this book. Anyone who likes thrilling, suspenseful, something that you find biting your fingernails off, or somewhat sad towards the end, this is the novel for you.


In conclusion of the story, there is a surprise ending. You would never ever guess who was committing the murders. You will be very surprised. Don¿t stop reading though! Because, if you do, you¿ll always want to wonder about what would have happened if you have read it.


Amazing doesn¿t even cover this book. Wonderful couldn¿t do it either. This book is the best book that I¿ve read in a very long time. It put me in pure amazement.
1st to Die is just the first book in the series. Be prepared for the surprised ending though. Six other books are waiting for you to read. You would be greatly cheating yourselve if you just ignore this review. So go on, read away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day and was scared to go to bed that night. I am now about to go buy the rest of his collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Patterson provides another exciting thriller with his newest series, the Women's Murder Club. Race along with San Francisco's only female homicide inspector, Lindsay Boxer, who, with the help of her 3 friends, try to solve a horrible crime spree referred to as the Honeymoon Murders that span from California to Ohio. Another page-turning masterpiece from the author who brought you Alex Cross!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Couldn't put it down. Read it in 2 days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought #11 at Costco on an impulse. I decided to start with #1 and go from there. I'm glad I did; will continue until I "catch up."
Jimmy-the-greek More than 1 year ago
This is the first "Woman's Murder Club" book I have read and I was extreamely pleased. I have bought the next two in line and I plan to read the entire series. Classic Patterson - just as good as the Cross series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have gotten "hooked" on this series and decided to start from the beginning. I was not disappointed with my decision. Thank you Barnes & Noble for making this suggestion:)).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed, Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so shocked and sad at the end. Patterson wrote that one chapter so well. I felt Lindsey's pain right along with her and the girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. I always look forward to reading a Patterson story.
LittleLAM More than 1 year ago
Great quick read! I will be reading the wole series!  definitely hooked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The women are back and still solving crime with the same drive and assion as the first installment. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down.
luann33 More than 1 year ago
The book was fast moving. Hard to put my nook down. I would highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1st to Die, 1st book of my favorite series of James Patterson novels! Non-stop action and surprises.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantistic writing, full of suspence will definitely read entire series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read four of the Patterson Womens Murder Club and have enjoyed them all!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think James Patterson should keep making these wonderful books for everonr!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book