Best "First in Series" Crime Novels

A Listmania! list by Lucy Reynolds "Lucy" (West Midlands, England)
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Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder 1)
1.  Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder 1) by Linda Castillo
The list author says:
  "The first in the Kate Burkholder series, and an excellent stand-alone novel which has all the gore needed for a great read."
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Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels)
2.  Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels) by Patricia Cornwell
The list author says:
  "Essential for any crime fiction fan.  This is where Kay Scarpetta started - she may gone off the boil since, but you can't beat the first novels in the series."
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The Surgeon: Rizzoli & Isles series 1
3.  The Surgeon: Rizzoli & Isles series 1 by Tess Gerritsen
The list author says:
  "The first in the Rizzoli and Isle's series."
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Blindsighted: (Grant County series 1)
4.  Blindsighted: (Grant County series 1) by Karin Slaughter
The list author says:
  "Probably the best debut novel ever.  The first in the Grant County Series)"
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Triptych: (Will Trent / Atlanta series 1)
5.  Triptych: (Will Trent / Atlanta series 1) by Karin Slaughter
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  "First in the Will Trent series (the series later crosses over with Grant County)."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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Along Came a Spider
6.  Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
The list author says:
  "From the Crime Master himself.. Forget the film, read the book.  The first in the excellent and unmissable Alex Cross series."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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