1st to Die, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough.

But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newly wed couples on their wedding nights.

Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy.

So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women's Murder Club is born.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780755349265



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You can't tell a book by it's cover! The Women's Murder Club sounds like an old school whodunnit?, with shady alley ways and a distinct film noir setting. Thankfully none of those tired mechanics are in play here. Instead Patterson uses his usual frenetic approach to offer an intriguing story featuring a quartet of successful women who work together to stop a serial killer. 1st to Die creates an interesting killer, a clever and twisting story and works hard to create a main character to bring the Club together, as well intrinsically linking them to the story. It works too and Patterson's first novel in the series is a success with emotional elements as well as the crafting of an ingenious killer. The impact is weakened with the twists in this one, although it's still a decent and entertaining read.

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