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James Patterson
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Revue de presse

Ticks like a time bomb - full of threat and terror (Los Angeles Times)

Brilliantly terrifying...so exciting I had to stay up all night to finish it (Daily Mail) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

Présentation de l'éditeur

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. So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women's Murder Club is born.

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  • Cassette
  • Editeur : Headline (3 janvier 2002)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0755307488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755307487
  • Dimensions du produit: 3,2 x 10,7 x 14 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 2.8 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (4 commentaires client)
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Poorly written 8 août 2014
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
Most of the book is written at the first person. This person being a woman, the writer has beeb incapable of impregnating with feminine psychology.In fact it is mostly distant platitude and when he seems to remember that his hero is a woman, it becomes girlish. The plot is totally predictable; the way the heroin progresses towards the solution owes more to divination than intelligence, when she is not the impotent witness of uncontrollable elements.
The secondray plots, her illness and her affair with a colleague, are quite in line with the actual trend of "chick-lit".
The other feminine members of the "club" are treated merely as any secondary character in any book.
The fact that Patterson has sold dozens of million copies tells a lot about the poor level of expectation of the book-reading community.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A considerate thriller 13 août 2013
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This thriller felt very feminine to me; nearly all the main characters are women, half the victims, and quite a few relevant characters. There was a lot of hugging, feeling, crying, talking about feelings, feeling overwhelmed, shocked, reaaaally angry etc. After all, why not? The main characters (the women in the 'Murder Club') are endearing and smart - this really wasn't about being badass and macho. They complain about their bosses and the condition of women, but honestly they're fine, and there is no character you actually want to strangle, or despise, no backstabbing office weasel, no lecherous boss, no sadistic coworker, or drummer neighbor...
The writer is also sympathetic and compassionate because the many chapters (97!) are quite short, and although they seem to want to end in cliffhangers.... well they don't, and Patterson picks up the thread right were he left it, every time. No ellipses, no wondering what happened - sometimes we see an event unfolding, then one character tells another what happened and we're treated to the scene all over again - it can even happen a third time, just in case we missed anything. Ok, ok, we get it. I am used to a harsher treatment at the hands of most writers (unexpected changes in point of view, flashbacks, hidden ellipses, no setting etc), so this feels considerate - if a bit slow.
I'll grab the rest sometime, just to see if things pick up a bit.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Epatant 13 mars 2006
J'avais déjà lu un livre de cet auteur sans être emballée plus que cela. Mais 1st to die est une véritable réussite.
L'écriture est sûre et concise. Les personnages attachants... et le tueur diabolique. PAs une seconde de répit pour le lecteur, qui se retrouve littéralement embarqué dans les aventures de Lindsay et de ses copines super-nanas du Women's murder club.
Je le recommande chaudement à tous les amateurs de polars!
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Oubliable 30 août 2013
Format:Format Kindle
De la littérature de gare sans grand intérêt. L'auteur aligne les stéréotypes pour séduire une clientèle à l'évidence féminine, et ne recule devant aucun lieu commun.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 1ST TO DIE - Top psycho murder mystery 9 avril 2001
Par Dean Redfern - Publié sur Amazon.com
Author James Patterson gives book series psychologist cop Alex Cross a breather and lets four professional women, dubbed the 'Women's Murder Club,' track down a psycho killer of newlyweds. Led by homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer, the women (a reporter, a medical examiner and an assistant district attorney) leverage their respective expertise to decipher the clues of the gruesome nuptial slayings. The ad hoc women's club also becomes a support group for each other on issues of work, family, romance and illness. Lindsay Boxer, in particular, battles to balance a blood illness, a new beau, and her passion to solve the murders.
When the case is finally nailed down to the Club's satisfaction, it becomes unglued as Lindsay becomes unsure as to the real killer. Another search for the truth leads to a surprise ending, as well as to the meaning of the novel's title.
The author's risk to try something new seems to have succeeded in this novel. The 'Club' characters are likeable, enduring and memorable, just as those in the Alex Cross episodes. Maybe a strong '2cd' book series from James Patterson will benefit the '1st' series by keeping it fresh and novel.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A GREAT START TO A NEW SERIES! 6 mars 2001
Par Nick G - Publié sur Amazon.com
The killer wonders "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?", as he sets out to do worse.
San Francisco homicide investigator, Lindsay Boxer, is called to the most disturbing crime scene, a young couple has been murdered on their wedding night, the bride still in her wedding gown. This horrifying scene lays heavy in Lindsay's mind.
As the investigation begins, another murder is committed, again another young couple on their wedding night. Lindsay knows she is up against a sick serial killer preying on newlyweds.
As the official investigation is leading nowhere, Lindsay teams up with the medical examiner on the case, who also happens to be her friend, to begin their own investigation of these murders. The two women enlist the help of an investigative reporter, and the assistant D.A. to form the women's murder club. The women will meet and discuss how they are going to stop this killer, using the information obtained through the official investigation.
The search brings the women to their first, and only suspect...a bestselling author whose first un-published novel depicts each of the murders in detail.
With no concrete evidence to pin the murders on the author, the women will be lead on a wild chase to find the killer.
Twist and turns keep things spinning out of control, until the final shocking realization of who the killer is!
"1st To Die" is the first novel in a brand new series, and what a great novel it is. The plot races along, combining the murders, devistating health issues for Lindsay, and some romance, twisting and turning all the way to the shocking the conclusion.
James Patterson uses all the key elements used in his Alex Cross series, so fans of that series will not be disappointed with this new book. I read this book in one-sitting, it is THAT GOOD!
James Patterson is THE master of creating up-all-night reads, and his new book "1st To Die" is another masterpiece in a long line of great books.
A MUST read!
Nick Gonnella
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Women to the rescue... 18 juillet 2005
Par Cynthia K. Robertson - Publié sur Amazon.com
After being terribly disappointed with James Patterson's Beach House, I immediately begin his First to Die. I'm happy to report that this book is more of what we should expect from a best-selling author. First to Die is the first book in his Women's Murder Club series, of which there are now four.

First to Die is written mainly in the voice of Lindsey Boxer. Boxer is a homicide detective for the San Francisco Police Department. When a newlywed couple is found brutally murdered just hours after their wedding (still attired in wedding regalia), Boxer is put on the case. Two other couples are also murdered, but one is in Napa and the other in Cleveland. Boxer is unsure whether there is a serial killer at work as even the methods of murder are different. But it is up to her to try to find the common denominator.

Boxer's best friend is San Francisco medical examiner Claire Washburn. The two of them befriend a crime reporter from the Chronicle, Cindy Thomas, and an assistant DA, Jill Bernhardt. Together, they dub themselves the Women's Murder Club. When the case seems to be going nowhere, the various women use their skills to crack open the case, a little at a time.

This book will take you on a roller coaster ride from start to finish. And even when it seems that Boxer has the case all wrapped up, there is still one more twisting turn at the very end. My only regret is that I started this series with book three, Third Degree.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Big Disappointment 1 novembre 2002
Par Mama Jen - Publié sur Amazon.com
All I can say is wow. I read this book over the course of two days this summer, and I was more disappointed about it than any book I have read in a long time.
Now, I normally really enjoy James Patterson. I've read quite a few of his novels, and usually enjoy them immensely. So when I started reading this book, I did not immediately put it down, as I would have if it were an author I was unfamiliar with. I kept reading, knowing that it would get better.
Boy, was I wrong.
This book reads like a first draft by a high school creative writing student who is taking the class simply because it is required to graduate. Yes, it is that bad.
While there are a few good plot twists, and I like the general idea of the story, perhaps Mr. Patterson should have spent a little more time developing it. The characters are thin, the story is at best highly unbelievable in several aspects, and characters die that have no reason to. OK, fine, I can handle it when a few main characters die. I'm a huge fan of Stephen King, an author guaranteed not to let everyone out alive. But at some point you have to say to yourself, "ok, this is going a little too far." Even if you suspend reality enough to accept that parts of the plot could occur, you will probably want to throw the book across the room when you get to the last pages. I know I did.
You're probably saying to yourself "it can't be all that bad, right?" Well, let me tell you exactly how disappointed I was: this is probably the last James Patterson novel I will ever read.
Take my advice and go for a really good cop book like Plum Island or The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille. I think you'll be glad you did.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Hysterical and Hackneyed 6 décembre 2001
Par Christine - Publié sur Amazon.com
The book opens with the heroine kissing her service revolver - contemplating a lead dinner. The melodrama of this opening scene sets the tone for the hysterical drama of this book.
It looked to me as if the author wanted to steal the theme from every successful novel and weave them into one densely dramatic novel. He has the "bravely facing a terminal illness" story line combined with the "female bonding/solidarity" theme the "multiple twist" plot, and the current "forensic science" craze. And to Mr. Patterson's credit, the reviews of this book seem to label his conglomeration a commercial success. However, I remain unimpressed.
I think my disenfranchisement was enhanced by Mr. Patterson's descriptions of the murder scenes. His images were starkly and vividly black. I found them gruesome and disturbing. I am not a fragile or a squeamish person, but I also don't intend to fill my brain with scenes of spectacular evil.
This book was filled with sharp implausible plot twists and hackneyed female bonding scenes making it entirely forgettable. I hope that I soon will.
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