1st to Die

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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 has had more "New York Times" bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to "Guinness World Records." Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including "Kiss the Girls "and "Along Came a Spider." He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.


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

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