WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB 1-12 by James Patterson
About 1st TO DIE (book 1) (taken from goodreads.com)
Inspector Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco Police Department suddenly finds herself in the middle of two horrifying situations: The first is that she s just learned she has an often-fatal blood disease. The second is a double homicide case she s now heading up that involves the murder of newlyweds on their wedding night. Burdened with Chris Raleigh, a new partner reassigned from the mayor s office, Lindsay finds that she has too much to deal with and turns to her best friend, Claire, the head ME on the case. Claire offers helpful advice and human, friendly contact amid a job filled with violence, cruelty, and fear.
Soon a fledgling newspaper reporter, Cindy, makes contact with Lindsay looking for a career-making story. Although Lindsay can t officially comment on the case, the two women form a rapport, and Cindy joins Lindsay and Claire for their weekly meeting. When a second pair of newlyweds is murdered, and later a third, the investigation leads to a prominent crime writer, Nicholas Jenks, who has a history of spousal abuse and a predilection for kinky, dangerous sex games. With the help of an understanding assistant D.A., Jill Bernhardt, Lindsay tries to make a case against Jenks, who even had an affair with one of the slain women. Eventually Jill joins the Murder Club, and the four ladies share private interdepartmental information in an effort to track and stop the killer before he strikes again.
The major subplot — Lindsay’s facing up to her illness even while she learns to fall in love again — carefully compensates for the novel s coarse scenes of brutality. Lindsay Boxer isn t merely an obsessed cop trailing a maniac; she s also a terrified woman confronting the onslaught of disease. The story lines balance out to show us the true mettle of someone who puts the safety of others before her own.
Review of WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB 1-12
I love everything about this series. Apart from being a good mystery, each book has all the amazing characters and an interesting story. Every book has a new mystery with the same characters. Sometimes the mystery follows through to the next book. What I really love is that these are typical crime books but there’s also a story with each character. Each book is fast paced and easy to read. You won’t be able to put the books down because of the suspenseful mysteries. I mostly read these books for the characters though. I like knowing things about the lives of a detective, defense attorney, medical examiner and a reporter. Each women has they’re own personality and they’re each involved in the cases in a different way. I got so attached to these characters that I laughed and cried along with them. James Patterson is truly a great author.
If you love a good mystery book I highly recommend this series.
5 out of 5
“I remembered something my first partner had told me. Never wrestle with a pig, Lindsay. You both get dirty. The pig likes it.”