1st to Die

1st to Die

By James Patterson

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9780446696616, 432pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2005

Description
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 that turns everything about the case upside down.


About the Author
James Patterson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the blockbuster series MAXIMUM RIDE. More than 100 million of his books are in print around the world, making him one of the top-selling writers of all time.


Praise For 1st to Die

"Patterson again proves himself a master of the craft ... Such a great book: every time you think you've got it all figured out, you realize the killer is still a step ahead."
-Providence Sunday Journal

"A clever plot with enough last-minute revelations to keep you guessing."
-Entertainment Weekly

"Polished, briskly written entertainment ... delivers the spine-tingly goods."
-Sunday Oregonian

"One of the most creative and sadistic killers since Hannibal Lecter ... There are surprises in store right up to the last page."
-BookPage