Read I'd Kill For That by Gayle Lynds Rita Mae Brown Marcia Talley Lisa Gardner Linda Fairstein Kay Hooper Kathy Reichs Julie Smith Online


Thirteen award-winning female mystery and crime writers present an exciting, clever, and suspenseful serial mystery in the tradition of Naked Came the Phoenix and Naked Came the Manatee. Edited by award-winning author Marcia Talley, I'd Kill for That has an origjnal storyline, an unforgettable colorful cast of characters-and exhibits the extraordinary talent behind some ofThirteen award-winning female mystery and crime writers present an exciting, clever, and suspenseful serial mystery in the tradition of Naked Came the Phoenix and Naked Came the Manatee. Edited by award-winning author Marcia Talley, I'd Kill for That has an origjnal storyline, an unforgettable colorful cast of characters-and exhibits the extraordinary talent behind some of the best authors today.WHEN DEALING WITH THE RICH...On the banks of the scenic Truxton River, nestled in rolling woodlands just minutes away from our nation's capital, lies Gryphon Gate, a premier gated community. But tempers flare and tension grows when someone decides to build a 300-unit condominium development on an adjoining tract of land. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CROSS.The Gryphon Gate town meeting disintegrates into a free-for-all as environmentalists, developers, residents and the media clash. Then the violence turns even uglier-a body is discovered lying face down in a sandtrap off the sixth hole. Called in to head the investigation, Police Captain Diane Robards is thwarted at every turn as she discovers that behind the elaborate landscaping and elegant doorways, in the privacy of bedrooms, yachts' cabins, clubrooms, and saunas, lie closely guarded secrets...*A percentage of the profits from this book is being donated to breast cancer research....

Title : I'd Kill For That
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ISBN : 9780312936969
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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I'd Kill For That Reviews

  • Sheila
    2019-04-25 06:53

    A serial book of mystery and murder that takes place in a gated community named after a mythical creature. 13 female authors wrote this book by passing their chapter on to the next in line. Great character development and suspense up to the last few pages. While Marcia Talley edited this book, two great authors made me pick this up to read: Lisa Gardner and Kathy Reichs. Each of them have written over 10 books and are very good writers with excellent continuing characters from book to book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery.

  • David
    2019-03-28 05:11

    Easily the worst book I have read this year. This is a serial novel where a number of different authors contribute a chapter. Having been burnt before, I am not sure why I continue to read these collaborative novels. Obviously I get suckered in by the big-name contributing authors - in this case Reichs, Gardner & Fairstein (amongst others). Yet again I was let-down by a meandering and farcical plot-line, characters that lacked character and novel completely lacking in any sense of consistent direction. The best part about reading this book was finally finishing it so that I can move onto to something more enjoyable.

  • Iza
    2019-04-09 05:11

    I bought this book because I'm running out of novels written by Lisa Gardner - I've read them all, so I'm picking pieces here and there !This story is a round robin, one chapter = one different author. And there lies the problem for me, they were not equal and there were incoherences in facts and in characters.I was hoping to take a look at how each writer works : there are fairly famous authors in there, some I haven't read but am willing to try. Each chapter is not signed, so it's tedious : you have to look back at the cover to know who wrote what - they're listed in order. But now, I think that reading a whole book by those writers will prove more useful.The story wasn't dreadful, I read it 'til the end, but still, I didn't lose sleep over it and was sometimes tempted to give or at least skip a chapter.

  • Suzie Quint
    2019-04-20 09:07

    I don't know why I read these collaborative novels. Okay, that's not quite true. Usually it's because one of my favorite authors wrote a chapter. In this case, that would be Jennifer Crusie. And when I hit chapter ten, I could feel the tension that had been building inside me with every successive chapter suddenly ease. Crusie wrote with her usual clarity, painting pictures in my mind with the subtlety of her prose. I felt like I'd come home to an old friend. The rest of the book was not so good. About a third of the other chapters were easy to read (only one made me think about reading more by that author.) Chapter 8 by Julie Smith was, IMO, so over the top that I'll never touch anything of hers. The rest of the chapter were (again my opinion) so badly written that I'm embarrassed for the authors.That said, I admit that this type of mystery has never been on my list of must reads. They almost always have too many characters to keep straight without a scorecard. They almost always withhold vital clues (also know as making them up at the last minute to rescue the poorly crafted plot) so the reader has no chance to figure out who the killer is until the author chooses to reveal it. Not my idea of fun. I'm thinking that no matter who the authors are, this is my last collaborative novel.

  • Colleen Lahey
    2019-03-26 05:58

    This was a collaborative novel by 13 authors. Individually I like the writings of these authors. Together, the book lacks cohesiveness and the characters lack depth. This should have bee a typical who done it but with so many characters and no way to decipher the clues, the reader is left floundering. I had a super hard time finishing and will not be reading any more collaborative books any time soon.

  • Miriam
    2019-04-24 04:02

    A light mystery by many authors. I liked the idea of having the authors take turns writing passages, but in practice I found that it made it difficult for me to keep the many characters straight, as I didn't have the stylistic cues to help me. And since pretty much all the characters were wealthy, white, early-to-late middle aged people who were self-centered and had dirty secrets and lived in the same complex, I found them all too similar to begin with.

  • Francine
    2019-04-11 10:00

    With so many authors writing a single chapter, I wasn't sure if this book would flow smoothly. It flowed very well. I was intrigued and everytime I thought someone was the murderer or could not be the murderer the authors would set doubts in my mind. I was hooked from the begining until the very end. I can say that I hope my final breaths do not come on the toilet.

  • Chris
    2019-03-29 09:17

    This is an anthology edited by Marcia Talley.Murders take place in a high class gated community on a marina in Maryland.It never seemed like different voices writing this book, the story flowed and kept me guessing through to the end!I think that the use of different authors gave this book more depth to each character and situation.

  • Eleanor Thompson
    2019-04-19 07:08

    Thirteen writers collaborate by writing a chapter at a time. This leads to inconsistencies in character motivations as well as continuity in places. The book takes some completely unbelievable twists at chapter 12 and concludes with every stereotype imaginable including incest and an Indian burial ground. What started out somewhat promising (albeit gimmicky) ended in a complete mess.

  • Jeannie
    2019-04-09 10:50

    I found this book to be very interesting....each chapter was written by a different writer (all women.) It is my first "round - robin" book. At times it does not seem to read smoothly, but then it meters out.

  • Tanya
    2019-03-29 08:11

    WOW! I've been looking all over for this book and could not wait to read it! I was excited to see how 13 different authors would write one book together! It was AWESOME! I am looking forward to the future and any other books that may be like this!!!

  • Melissa
    2019-04-13 05:09

    There are 12 different authers writing this book. Interesting concept but it seemed like every author was trying to outdo the others by adding new and exciting characters. It was just too much craziness in the plot. It was interesting idea but too over-the-top for me.

  • Deborah
    2019-04-12 03:06

    I liked the idea of this book, 13 authors each writing a chapter of a mystery novel, but the story overall just wasn't very good.Some chapters (authors) were better than others, and it was interesting to read the different styles compiled together like that.

  • Jill
    2019-04-04 04:05

    This was confusing.. I suppose it was meant to be, but it was just too hard to follow for me most of the time. If you sat down to read it in one setting then the characters might blend a little bit better, but I kept confusing them, which is NOT good in a mystery book!

  • Suzen
    2019-04-25 10:11

    It was so obvious it was written by several writers. Some wrote well. Others I did not enjoy as well. They did not pull the story together at all. It was poorly edited and there was hardly any effort at pulling the story together. It was like a casserole. A bad one too.

  • Patrice
    2019-04-14 04:10

    This book was surprisingly good. Just from reading it, I would not have known that each chapter was the work of a different author. It meshes together very well. The end seemed a little rushed though.

  • Shan
    2019-04-12 07:05

    I liked this book a lot. Mostly because of the different writing styles of each chapter. It was a fun read. Each author wrote one chapter and then handed it off to the next to add to it. It is a fun mystery.

  • Susan Thompson
    2019-03-27 03:14

    A serial novel written by 13 authors. I chose to read it because I loved reading Lisa Gardner's mysteries. At times I found this book interesting but other times found it disjointed and quirky. I also found it difficult to keep track of the oh so many characters.

  • Maurean
    2019-03-30 09:10

    I really enjoyed this book; written by 13 different authors, seven of whom I read with regularity, so not suprising that I enjoyed it. The *idea* is fabulous, and I will certainly look for other serial novels.....what a fun idea. and the storyline was entertaining as well.

  • Linda
    2019-04-09 10:50

    I enjoyed this book. I thought all the authors did a good job and that the story flowed very well. At times it seemed like there were too many characters and I had trouble keeping them all straight. I really enjoyed the ending as I had no clue until then who the murderer was.

  • Christa
    2019-04-07 11:14

    It remotely about zoning. Each chapter is written by a different author, many I had read before.

  • Joy Duvall
    2019-04-12 03:02

    I started the book and never finished it. It was too disjointed. I was beginning not to care who did it.

  • Sher10909
    2019-04-24 04:02

    Unique book....each chapter by a different author. Pretty good.

  • Jana
    2019-04-20 06:19


  • Nancy
    2019-04-16 09:11

    Serial story - each chapter written by a different author, building on previous chapters. Crazy story, fun to see how different authors change the characters in each chapter.

  • Conni Harness
    2019-04-11 06:03

    Good Book from a host of writers. I read because included Lisa Gardner chapter

  • Pamela Sue
    2019-04-23 05:55

    So many characters I couldn't keep track of them all.

  • Kae Cheatham
    2019-04-10 03:17

    A serial Mystery written by 13 different authors. It got a bit corny at the end and lost characters. It was like each author was trying to one-up the previous in making the story quirky.

  • Sherilyn
    2019-04-16 09:54

    I am not a mystery reader but would anyone who is to give this a try. Written in a collaborative serial style.