1st to Die - James Patterson

1st to Die

By James Patterson

  • Release Date: 2001-03-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 982 Ratings


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.


  • Cannot put Down

    By Purpleboy69
    Yet another excellent book added to my collection!
  • The new one I

    By The1skydiveguu
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  • Awesome

    By MzCeedy
    I Love It!!!!
  • Loved it!!

    By awesome_jasss
    Definitely buying the whole series!
  • One of the first books I have every read. It's fantastic!

    By Unbelievable!! Great read!!
    My title is all I have to say about the book. James Patterson has inspired my young adult life and he still continues to inspire my adult life. With 1st to Die. Which is a very gripping mystery/thriller. With lots of turns ands twists. Fantastic book! A must read.
  • Nah

    By Choralriff
    This isn't my favorite genre, so I don't think it's fair to say very much. But this felt like watching a story written for TV. Nothing special about it.
  • Great plot twist - easy enjoyable read

    By 4evershop
    Easily written and fun to read. The plot twists and changes and keeps you wanting to turn the page. Not too technical but still very lively and authentic. Very interested in reading his other books too! If you like murder mystery and detectives discovering who did it, you will throughly enjoy this book!
  • An AWESOME page-turner!!!!

    By dread lock twin
    I am a huge fan of the Alex Cross series and an even bigger fan of the Murder Womens' Club. Keep them coming Mr. Patterson...you're the "Best"!!!
  • 1st To Die

    By Sexy beyond
    I enjoyed reading this one as much the second time as the first. Love all the murder club books.
  • Disappointing

    By FellowOkie
    Fairly straight forward from the beginning who committed the murders. A twist finally came late in the book- only to be untwisted in the Epilogue back to the obvious. Really felt like I wasted good reading time on the book.