1st to Die

st to Die James Patterson bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider Kiss the Girls and Pop Goes the Weasel offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women s Murder Club featuring a

James Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and Pop Goes the Weasel, offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women s Murder Club, featuring a four woman team that occasionally works outside the system None of the gritty darkness or frenzied action is lost in 1st to Die, although the female protagonists offer an eveJames Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and Pop Goes the Weasel, offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women s Murder Club, featuring a four woman team that occasionally works outside the system None of the gritty darkness or frenzied action is lost in 1st to Die, although the female protagonists offer an even deeper emotional context to this suspense thriller.Inspector Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco Police Department suddenly finds herself in the middle of two horrifying situations The first is that she s just learned she has an often fatal blood disease The second is a double homicide case she is now heading up that involves the murder of newlyweds on their wedding night Burdened with Chris Raleigh, a new partner reassigned from the mayor s office, Lindsay finds that she has too much to deal with and turns to her best friend, Claire, the head ME on the case Claire offers helpful advice and human, friendly contact amid a job filled with violence, cruelty, and fear.Soon a fledgling newspaper reporter, Cindy, makes contact with Lindsay looking for a career making story Although Lindsay can t officially comment on the case, the two women form a rapport, and Cindy joins Lindsay and Claire for their weekly meeting When a second pair of newlyweds is murdered, and later a third, the investigation leads to a prominent crime writer, Nicholas Je

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  1. Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteBookShotsJIMMY Patterson BooksOfficial Site for James Patterson s Middle School SeriesReadKiddoReadJames Patterson has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestsellers lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first novel to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life will be released in theaters in October 2016.For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, emphasizing some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country In 2015, Patterson donated 1.75 million to school libraries throughout the United States, and 250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees He also gave 1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.Patterson has recently donated over 26 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty four colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children s book imprint at Little, Brown, called JIMMY Patterson, that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson will be investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson has also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading.

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  1. How in the world is he a best selling author His characters are shallow, his writing is mediocre, and when he writes about romance it feels mechanical and formulaic This book had a twist at the end, but it was the worst sort of twist the kind that you can t really predict because he probably didn t think to add it until after the book was already written leaving out any traces of foreshadowing I haven t read any of his other books and don t plan to now When you have as little time for leisure re [...]

  2. Am I the only one that thinks that Women s Murder Club sounds not only hokey but juvenile and begging mockery The story a psycho serial killer begins murdering newly married couples 4 women, each with their own stake in cracking the case, are determined to nail the killer, and so band together outside of official channels to pool their resources and figure it all out There is a red herring if one could call it that and a vaguely surprising twist at the end, but I read this with an unusual level [...]

  3. This is my first Patterson experience The book was quite captivating and enthralling.There are half a million detective serial killer novels out there Patterson s are by far near if not at the top of the list His chapters are so brisk you ll find your self half way through the book before you know it As well, the suspense is so well paced, and he also tosses in so many possibilities and clues to murderer s identity into the mix, there s no way you ll be able to set the book down until you have r [...]

  4. I tend to read Patterson s books when I don t want my brain to work that hard 1st to Die fits that bill perfectly I loved the concept of a group of extraordinary females including a detective, a lawyer, and a journalist working together to solve crimes It was an easy to read, page turning thriller featuring a complicated, gruesome killer of newly weds, and twists and turns than a twisty turny thing.

  5. Slabo je poznata injenica da sam prva dovela Patersonove knjige u Srbiju i bila sam godinama urednik njegovih knjiga za razli ite izdava e i da verovatno najbolje poznajem njegov bogati opus Od svih raznovrsnih njegovih knjiga i serijala ovaj mi je najdra i, koji sam uporno gurala godinama Ovde ne mo emo pri ati o velikoj knji evnosti ali zato mo emo govoriti o pravom kvalitetnom komercijalnom autoru, koji vas uhvati i ne pu ta od po etka do kraja svake knjige ak i one koju biste ocenili sa samo [...]

  6. While I greatly enjoyed this and the next 2 books in the Women s Murder Club series, I was unable to continue reading the series with the same enjoyment due to comments that Patterson himself made in regards to it He basically said that they were crap, that he just wrote them because he knew that they would sell, and he basically made me feel as if by reading them, and enjoying them, he was belittling me I know it might be a bit extreme, but he ruined this series for me, as well as other series, [...]

  7. My impulse as I read 1st to Die was to start editing Overwriting, reduncancy, and sentimentality took the place of plot structure, character development, and freshness Each of the four women was described in terms of her profession and ethnic background sassy Black woman medical examiner with a faithful musician husband, sleek, sophisticated put upon woman DA who gets no respect from her male superiors, perky newspaper reporter whose risk taking allows her to get the scoops that seasoned newspa [...]

  8. I was curious about this series because it s obviously very popular, but I can t say I m terribly impressed by it First of all, the sappy you go girl female characters didn t seem very true to life to me Patterson seems to think that name checking Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos, plus a lot of hugging and randomly saying I love you, girl , means he has created believable female characters Not so much Also, I thought the plot was melodramatic, and the continual twists were tedious than shocking or [...]

  9. The first James Patterson book I ever read, and one of the best I read this year It has exceeded my expectations Honestly I didn t know serial killer novels could be this fun It s filled with suspense and thrill, and Just when you thought you ve seen the last of the twists, another one jumps at you in the final pages The plot revolves around a serial killer who targets newlyweds at their wedding night, and it s up to the homicide inspector, Lindsay Boxer to track him down However, in order to do [...]

  10. I love love love James Patterson, he s my new favorite author His writing style is great, easy to read and fast He explains things so you understand but without making you feel stupid His characters are well developed in this series and are entertaining Another thing I love, his chapters are very very short so you can always get to a good stopping place

  11. I ve been having trouble concentrating enough to read anything involving thought and effort so mindless mysteries thrillers are just what the doctor ordered This one, though No thanks.By page 45 I decided I hated James Patterson writing women The head of the homicide division and the chief medical examiner of San Francisco are disgusted, sickened, and have to turn away from a body What atrocity can these two strong, experienced, professional women not handle A body with a single stab wound What [...]

  12. I believe this will be the last James Patterson novel that I read It was another of his titles with cardboard characters, stilted dialogue, and a plot with unlikely but convenient and contrived coincidences, which all equal a very thin read In this book, the women s friendship came across as canned and forced I think the characters were developed solely on a quota system for just the perfect mix that could solve murders It was almost as if I could hear him thinking, Hmmmlet s seeI need a homicid [...]

  13. This is an audio book that I listened to many, many years ago It s narrated by Suzanne Toren who did an excellent job I remember that I loved it so much that I listened to the entire series back to back, or at least up until the point where I had to wait for the next one to come out Then I listened to it immediately This was published in 2002 and I own all of them on Audible audio books Now, the 16th one, 16th Seduction, is out so I ve decided to start back to the beginning of the series for the [...]

  14. There s nothing specifically GOOD about this book, but damned if the pages don t practically turn themselves It s pure junk food, and I mean that as a compliment insofar as processed food is very highly engineered by very skilled workers to be universally appealing to the widest possible market.Patterson a top advertising exec before his writing career seems to have decided that in addition to his bestselling Alex Cross novels and film adaptations, he needed a series that appealed to women and t [...]

  15. Oh god I really hated the first book I read of Patterson s, but I d read about the Women s Murder Club TV series, and thought it sounded kind of cool, so I wanted to try the books I m about half way through, and this is pretty awful so far, in the same way as the previous book I read Clumsy, cliched writing, ridiculous characters, a really ridiculous killer bah Why are these popular At least it s a quick read Skimmed my way frantically through the second half of the book in order to finish it Aw [...]

  16. Audio.A really light easy read It helps with audio versions when the chapters are short and pithy, as these definitely were.This book is the first in the Woman s Murder Club series.Inspector Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco Police Department suddenly finds herself in the middle of two horrifying situations The first is that she s just learned she has an often fatal blood disease The second is a double homicide case she is now heading up that involves the murder of newlyweds on their wedding ni [...]

  17. My goodness, I ve completed this book I decided to try this novel as it had and still have a really good rating on GR And I thought this would make a good read I have imagined this would be better read than the Alex Cross, but not much It seems Mr.Patterson has read a way lot of Agatha Christie and had confusions on whether the ideas are his or someone else s and finally decides to write books before the conclusion of those idea s origins and ignoring their quintessentiality in their real storyl [...]

  18. i was having a hard time to focus on the first few chapter but things change after i read through half of the book james patterson is an auto buy author for me i felt every struggle the heroines went through in this book this is a must read series

  19. It goes to show that we as readers evolve, meaning that we as individuals evolve we grow older and our taste in books change, which is a good thing I gave this book 5 stars when I first read it, 15 years ago, now, well, I still like it, but I m not so impressionable any I do find flaws with it.For instance, the insanity of the murders, and what s behind it, is rather flimsy You will say that a psychopath often has no good reason to inflict pain, to kill He simply enjoys it but to influence other [...]

  20. Acabo de terminar de releer este libro de James Patterson y a n me estoy preguntando c mo no segu leyendo sus libros Esta historia es muy atrapante, tanto que no quieres soltar el libro porque quieres saber qu es lo que sucede a continuaci n La verdad es que engancha de muchas maneras la historia est muy bien, los personajes tambi n en este primer libro de El club de las mujeres contra el crimen el personaje m s desarrollado es el de Lindsay Boxer, la polic a y, por otra parte, los cap tulos son [...]

  21. Wow This book was great I almost gave it 4 stars, as there are some subplot development issues the main character, Lindsay, developed well as a character, but has a lot of things that happen out of the main plot that do not directly relate, but don t exactly take away Patterson is trying to add emotional, real life appeal to the novel Overall I loved it The book has a lot of suspense is a very quick read Lindsay is trying to catch a bride and groom pyschopath killer while dealing with issues of [...]

  22. Oh that was excellent I really enjoy James Patterson s style, short chapters, fast paced storyline, and characters I can relate to This book even had a nice little romance even if it did end sadly I loved the way I knew who the killer was, then I didn t and then right at the last minute when I thought it was all done and dusted back came yet another killer Fantastic I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

  23. All a bit silly, but it just about kept me reading.I haven t read any James Patterson since I got sick of Alex Cross twenty years ago So I thought I d give this a try and see if he d changed at all.He hasn t.Same old Patterson Very short chapters of two pages, so you don t get bored One dimensional characters, ridiculous plots, too many twistsI won t go on.Patterson shouldn t have a female protagonist because he is so soppy it makes you sick at times When Lindsay talks about my girls as though t [...]

  24. It is really hard to rate this book since it seems that this is a mix of cheesiness and cliche but it is also unpredictable and thrilling It has some terrible parts but there are also amazing parts.Pros 1 I love the title 1st to die and my assumption to who will be the 1st to die is wrong so I guess that is a plus point for the book.2 I really like the murder scenes it is very grotesquely describe that it made me shiver just imagining them.3 The twist in the end about who s the true murderer is [...]

  25. It has been some time since I have read any mystery novels, so after much hunting through bookstores, I eagerly picked up the New York Bestselling book, 1st to Die.The beginning had me hooked Looking through the eyes of the criminal and the eyes of his soon to be victims was awesome I started out liking Lindsay, Cindy, and Claire Lindsay s medical condition helped me grow closer to her which I found slightly surprising And as a public transportation rider, I enjoyed the short chapters But as tim [...]

  26. This was my first James Patterson novel, and I have to say it was probably my last I was expecting much, much from a best selling author complexity, depth, emotion While I can see how the plot lends itself well to summer movie adaptation, as has been Patterson s style in the past with Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, I found the writing entirely too simplistic, as if were distilled down to appeal to the lowest common denominator Nothing too challenging so as not to offend the masses T [...]

  27. Actual rating 3.5 Stars While I didn t enjoy this as much as Invisible, it was still a pleasant read I m still new to the mystery thriller genre, I really enjoy these types of books It s a nice switch up from Fantasy This was yet another fast paced page turner While the ending really wasn t the best, I still enjoyed it as a whole I d definitely recommend to someone looking for a low effort thriller.

  28. First in a series that was excellent In the beginning we read how the Women s Murder Club comes about Then the story unfolds with a good twist near the end Thought I had it figured out but, NO.ad to find out.

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