Women's Murder Club

41 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 35,506 ratings

1st to Die 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 (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
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  • Book 1

    • 1st to Die

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,971
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,779
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,770

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Skip the Prologue

    • By Chuck on 01-11-05

    Regular price: $19.38

    • 1st to Die

    • The Women's Murder Club, Book 1
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Pat Star
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The 1st novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. 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 newlywed 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My first James Patterson and now a fan !

    • By Nikki on 08-29-12
    • The Women's Murder Club, Book 1
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Pat Star
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $15.98

    • 1st to Die: Women's Murder Club, Book 1

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Imagine a killer who thinks, What is the worst thing anyone has ever done? - and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women - a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner - who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1st To Die - Im Hooked!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-07-18

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  • Book 2

    • 2nd Chance

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated by: Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

    Master of suspense James Patterson continues the Women's Murder Club series with this nail-biter of a sequel to 1st to Die. Four women - a police detective, an assistant D.A., a journalist, and a medical examiner - combine their efforts, risking everything, to catch a serial killer. "As with Patterson's best novels," Booklist says, "the surprises keep coming until the final pages."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A true 2nd chance.

    • By Michael on 02-19-03

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    • 2nd Chance

    • The Women's Murder Club, Book 2
    • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated by: Pat Starr
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women's Murder Club. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who quickly turns his pursuers into victims.

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    • 2nd Chance

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated by: Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a ride!

    • By Haru Nakajima on 08-08-18

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  • Book 3

    • 3rd Degree

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

    Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found; and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patterson can't be outdone

    • By Sherry on 03-06-04

    Regular price: $17.09

  • Book 4-6

    • Women's Murder Club Box Set, Volume 2

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 773
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782

    While Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano prepares to prosecute the toughest trial of her life, the city is in the grip of a chilling crime spree. Children of well-to-do families are being abducted. But the kidnappings are followed by devastating silence -no demand for ransom. Working frantically with her new partner, Lindsay Boxer struggles to find the connection that will help them make sense of these horrific crimes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH PATTERSON

    • By PATRICIA on 02-24-12

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    • 3rd Degree

    • The Women's Murder Club, Book 3
    • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated by: Pat Starr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The 3rd novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. One of the best-loved heroines from the Women's Murder Club is about to die. Which one will it be? Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street as a ferocious blast rips through the neighbourhood. A townhouse owned by an internet magnate explodes into flames, three people die and a sinister note signed 'August Spies' is found at the scene.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good one.

    • By Evelyn on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 4

    • 4th of July

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 852
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    After losing one of its own, Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever, one that could easily be their last. A young girl is killed in crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice addition to series...

    • By Wende on 08-13-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • 4th of July

    • The Women's Murder Club, Book 4
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Pat Starr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The 4th novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. In a late-night showdown, Detective Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence she fires her weapon - and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she's worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors. To escape the media circus, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay.

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  • Book 5

    • The 5th Horseman

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,062
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821

    Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse. Accompanied by the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer probes deeper into the incidents. Could these cases just be appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people's lives? When someone close to the Women's Murder Club begins to exhibit the same frightening symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By BethlinG on 02-20-06

    Regular price: $17.09

    • 5th Horseman: The Women's Murder Club, Book 5

    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Pat Starr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The 5th novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. A young mother is recuperating in a top San Francisco hospital when suddenly she's gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. How and why did this happen? With help from the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer discovers that this is not the hospital's first suspicious case. Other patients have taken unexpected and devastating turns for the worse just as they're planning to go home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Narrator.

    • By jodikay20 on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 6

    • The 6th Target

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657

    When an attack leaves one of the members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before he hurts anyone else. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department try to stop a series of kidnappings: children and their nannies are being plucked off the streets.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing at best

    • By David on 05-13-07

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The 6th Target

    • Women's Murder Club, Book 6
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    After a dramatic shoot out at a ferry dock, Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to the scene to find that three people have been killed, and one of her closest friends, Claire, has been shot and lies bleeding, whilst the murderer is on the run. Lindsay promises Claire that she'll hunt down this killer and bring him to justice, but sadly, it doesn't prove to be so straightforward.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I can't listen to this narrator.

    • By jodikay20 on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $15.88

  • Book 7

    • 7th Heaven

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922

    A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a "Gotcha"

    • By Jesse on 06-12-08

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 7th Heaven

    • Women's Murder Club, Book 7
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Michael Campion was a people's hero, a popular governor's son who publicly battled against a rare and debilitating heart illness. When he vanished without a trace one evening, his disappearance and the search to find him, dead or alive, hit the headlines daily. But the trail went cold very quickly. Now with a new lead, Detective Lindsay Boxer is determined to find out what happened to San Francisco's Golden Boy.

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  • Book 8

    • The 8th Confession

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

    When a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless is found brutally executed, reporter Cindy Thomas knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim's history, she discovers he may not have been as saintly as everyone thought...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book Not So Great Narrator

    • By Diana on 12-06-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The 8th Confession

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Behind the closed doors of San Fransisco's grandest mansions, beautiful people party the nights away in a heady mix of money, drugs, drink, and sex. But the rich and famous aren't the only ones with the keys to these most exclusive of addresses; someone else is intent on crashing the party. A rock star, a fashion designer, a software tycoon, and a millionaire heiress: Each is glamourous, stunningly attractive and incredibly rich, but their similarities don't end there. They have something else in common too. They are all dead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It is like a mexican soap opera

    • By Daniel on 06-26-09

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 9

    • The 9th Judgment

    • The Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093

    During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really Good Storyline

    • By Suzn F on 05-05-10

    Regular price: $22.80

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