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1st to Die (Women's Murder Club)

(Book #1 in the Women's Murder Club Series)

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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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This book kept me on the edge of my seat going through pages. I’m usually difficult with finding a book keeping me interested but this one didn’t fail along with second chance, I’m currently on third degree and just bought the 4th book. If you’re thinking about getting this or any in the series just get it. You won’t be disappointed.

Great series

Murder mystery

1 St to die makes me want to read again

I love this book. I haven't read a book for pleasure or leisure EVER! I wanted to start reading and I'm so glad I read this book. The story line keeps you intrigued and you want to not put the book down. The development of the story is amazing


I brought a like new book and the first 7 chapters are gone! Very disappointing.

Cant put this series down!!

Thrilling book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Graphic and suspenseful while still tastefully written. Reading 7th Heaven now and just purchased 8-18. If you need a book or series that keeps you engaged and hooked, you have to read this. Guarantee you will buy the next book in the series.

Well written. Keeps you guessing.

So glad I bought 2nd Chance at the same time!

Peaks Interest

I have always been a fan for James Patterson and wanted to read the Women's Murder Series from start to present, but my daughter loaned out the first book and it was never returned. 1st Die is full of twists and turns. It is a book that you do not want to put down and will continue to read to the end. James Patterson keeps you guessing as to who the actual killer is. I would recommend this book to any James Patterson fan old or new. If you like a good murder mystery book this one's just the start for you.

1st TO DIE

This is an excellent crime story and drama book and I would not trade the author for the world. Keep up the Good Work James Patterson!

Wow !!!!

I've just finished my first James Patterson book and am still reeling at the pace and punchiness of the short chapters.Four women ,a police officer,a medical examiner,a reporter and a prosecuting attorney,band togrther to form "The Murder Club",to solve particularly baffling cases.A serial killer is systematically butchering brides and their grooms ,soon after their wedding. The pace of this book will leave you breathless and unable to put it down. I can't wait to get the next in this series.

I'm Hooked!

This is my first James Patterson book, trust me it is not going to be my last. I have been a little slow in starting Patterson's books; I had so many different series going that I didn't want to start another. I'm sorry that it took me so long to read him. Thank you Mr. Patterson for starting another series, so I could start without having to "catch up" a bunch of books. I was not disappointed in Mr. Patterson's skill. He is a fantastic writer. Let see things to like about his style, no padding, Patterson does not bore the reader with a lot of environmental detail. I really don't care that the streets were full of trash or that the mountains had a red hue to them because of this or that. But the author does give you enough to understand the environment and the people. Second, his characters are well thought out and developed to perfection. But within the flow of the story, he doesn't waste pages describing every little thing about them. Mr. Patterson uses a unique way of blending first and third person to tell the story. This is a very enjoyable way to unfold a story. The read is not stuck in only one point of view for the whole book. Thirdly, the story flows from beginning to end. All the clues are laid out as the story progresses. So that when the twist and turns the reader is as much off guard and the characters. "1st To Die" is an excellent book, if it were a person, they would be in excellent fighting condition, all muscle and no fat. I loved the characters, both the good and bad guys. The villain is truly a nasty and mean character. The good guys are people I would like to have as friends not perfect but good people. When I first read about this story line, I thought another story about people taking the law into their own hands. That is not the case here, I respect Mr. Patterson for not sinking to that type of story. When the hero is a vigilante he or she is no better than the villain. I whole heartily recommend "1st To Die" to any one who enjoys a very good read. Oh, and by the way, I've started James Patterson's Alex Cross series. So now I have a lot of "catching up" to do.


Run, don't walk to buy this book. I've read them all, and I used to think that Along Came a Spider and Jack and Jill were the best books he had written...until now. Welcome back Mr. Patterson. I must admit I've been disappointed with a couple of his latest books; however, for those of you who have been fans from the beginning, you will LOVE this book. I wish I could say something about the plot, but to do so would give it away. All I can tell you is that there were at least four times in the novel where I said aloud "Oh my God!" This book will be tough to top. I'm so glad he's back to his old form......


James Patterson has succeeded once again. We all know the sucess, and eloquent style in his Alex Cross series. Now Patterson does the unthinkable, producing another winning series. Hats off to this fine writer. This is a great read for anyone. The master of suspense does not disappoint once again!


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. Lindsay knows she is up against a sick serial killer preying on newlyweds.As the official investigation is leading nowhere, Lindsay teams up with the medical examiner on the case, who also happens to be her friend, to begin their own investigation of these murders. The two women enlist the help of an investigative reporter, and the assistant D.A. to form the women's murder club. The women will meet and discuss how they are going to stop this killer, using the information obtained through the official investigation.The search brings the women to their first, and only suspect...a bestselling author whose first un-published novel depicts each of the murders in detail.With no concrete evidence to pin the murders on the author, the women will be lead on a wild chase to find the killer.Twist and turns keep things spinning out of control, until the final shocking realization of who the killer is!"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.James Patterson uses all the key elements used in his Alex Cross series, so fans of that series will not be disappointed with this new book. I read this book in one-sitting, it is THAT GOOD!James Patterson is THE master of creating up-all-night reads, and his new book "1st To Die" is another masterpiece in a long line of great books.A MUST read!Nick Gonnella

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