Patterson says in the interview: "I love the way women solve problems. They do it differently than men. When men get together they all come in and say 'I have the answer,' 'No, I have the answer.' Women... are more collaborative. And I think that makes for a very unique approach to crime solving."
"I grew up in a house full of women, mother, grandmother, three sisters, two female cats. And that buzz still [inaudible] in my head. So, that is how I think I got part, part of why I got writing that particular series."