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1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club | [James Patterson]

1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club

There's a killer on the loose in San Francisco, and he's stalking newlyweds. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. 1st to Die is the start of a new series of crime thrillers from James Patterson.
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Publisher's Summary

Four women - four friends - share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. 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 one another a hand.


1st to Die is the start of a blazingly fast-paced and sensationally entertaining new series of crime thrillers.

©2001 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

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    John CHESTERFIELD, MI, United States 03-05-12
    John CHESTERFIELD, MI, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Mystery up to the end"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The murder investigation has a number of twists and turns which adds to the intrigue


    What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a believable murder detective


    Any additional comments?

    Good read. Would listen to it again.

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    Cecilia Port St Lucie, FL, United States 03-05-12
    Cecilia Port St Lucie, FL, United States 03-05-12

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    "Twists and Turns"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Suspenseful. Just when you thought who done it, wham a new clues comes up and your theory is wrong,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 1st to Die?

    How the girls became friends


    What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

    She tried. Too many characters for her


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lara G. Galindo Salt Lake City, UT 03-03-12
    Lara G. Galindo Salt Lake City, UT 03-03-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Good fun, TOTALLY Unbelievable, Guilty Pleasure"

    I had high hopes for this one! Story: Pretty darn good; seemed a bit predictable, esp. when detective zeroed in on prime suspect, but somewhat surprised in the end.

    Too much DRAMA packed into the story! Didn't need to put WEIGHT of the WORLD on one character and the BIGGEST PROFESSIONAL BLUNDER OF ALL TIME on another to make it worth a listen/read.

    The CHARACTERS are very INTERESTING and mostly realistic.

    The READER was NOT GREAT I would have given her a "1" due to her melodramatic and over-the-top readings of some scenes and--even worse--her ridiculous voice characterizations! (If I were a black woman, I would be seriously offended.) Still, she DID have good pacing and mostly good understanding of the nuances she was reading.

    I'm willing to try one more in this series--but ONLY one.

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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 03-03-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 03-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    Good introduction to a new series. Kept me entertained! I'd recommend.

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    Rachel Atascadero, CA, United States 02-28-12
    Rachel Atascadero, CA, United States 02-28-12 Member Since 2015

    I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction.

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    What would have made 1st to Die better?

    Conclusion should have included the dog.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not to this again...


    What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

    She kept me listening


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The woman's murder club. The odd friendships.


    Any additional comments?

    What happened to the dog????

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    debbra GOLDEN, CO, United States 02-23-12
    debbra GOLDEN, CO, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story..Love the plot twist &turns."
    What made the experience of listening to 1st to Die the most enjoyable?

    Love the story line.Very believable,the reader was fabulous.


    What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has a great story telling voice that holds your thoughts together.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes but I savored it into 2 nights


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing that I disliked was all the chapters were distracting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rainiac 02-20-12
    Rainiac 02-20-12 Member Since 2015

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    "1st To Die"

    This is the 1st book of the Womens Murder Club and I like it. Mostly because it was a good detective story and because I wish this is how women treated each other. I want a murder club. The romance part was weak though, the narrator was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 02-15-12
    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 02-15-12 Member Since 2011

    A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.

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    "Read the bad reviews"

    I liked the TV show, then saw this book on sale. I will not be buying any more. I do not care for the way he writes women, I really did not care for the narrator, (I did check that this was an older book so maybe she has found her niche) but she was definitely not for this book. She is more of a dramatic, old radio program actor. Read the other bad reviews that I should have listened to.

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    HIII 02-13-12
    HIII 02-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I am woman, hear me roar!"

    Classic Patterson! I loved the San Francisco setting it was so easy to visualize where the action is taking place. This is the tale of 4 women combining their talents to bring the bad guy to justice. It shows the cooperation, friendship and bonds that can exhist between women. I enjoyed the listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia United States 02-10-12
    Patricia United States 02-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 1st to Die to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The med exer


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end of course


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    2hen Chris died


    Any additional comments?

    A typical James Patterson book exciting from cover to cover

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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