Customer Reviews for

Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir

Average Rating 3
( 14 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(4)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Recommended

    Worth Reading

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Great Book

    It starts out slow, but still gets your attention. As the story progresses you get hooked. There is humor even though this man feels he may be murdered by this "Fatal Attraction" babe. I like how Mr. Taylor makes you feel you are right there with him and I swear there were moments the storyline made the hair on my neck stand up. E$xcellent Read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct come to life as a true crime memoir

    Earlier reviews of this book's paperback version consistently compared the story shared here with the popular cinematic psycho-thrillers "Fatal Attraction" and "Basic Instinct." Although "Luggage By Kroger" is a nonfiction, true crime memoir of events that occurred in Houston before either of those movies was made, those comparisons seem right on target.

    Imagine a true story written in the first-person by the Michael Douglas-characters portrayed in those films, and you'll have a good idea about what's in store with this book.

    The result is a tale of mysterious unsolved murders, explosive violence, erotic drama, psychological investigation, self-deprecating humor and some trial sequences to rank with any fictional John Grisham legal thriller. The story seems even more amazing because all of it is true.

    "Luggage By Kroger" transcends the true crime genre with its memoir format and deserves all the recognition it has achieved.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Don't Waste Your Money

    I, too, had to force myself to finish this book. Had to look back in fear to see what I paid---only $3.99 thank goodness, although it's not worth even that. Arrogant and self serving author. I felt sorry for his poor kids...both he and his wife very selfish. Don't waste your money. Would give zero stars if I could.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2010

    Having a root canal would be more entertaining than this read

    I had to force myself to finish this book. Mr. Taylor was full of himself. He went back to this woman again & again, causing one to wonder about his intellect.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A true-life 'Fatal Attraction' tale

    Remember the movie "Fatal Attraction"? And the movie "Basic Instinct"? And the movie "Play Misty For Me"? Toss all three of the movies in a blender, hit frappe and stand back. What comes out would be Gary Taylor's new book--Luggage By Kroger.

    Luggage By Kroger has been recognized as one of 2009's top true crime thrillers with honors from five different national book competitions. The scorecard:

    * True Crime Silver Medal from the 2009 IPPYs

    * True Crime Bronze Medal and Finalist for Book-of-the-Year from the 2008 ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year Awards

    * True Crime Runner-Up in the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards

    * True Crime Finalist in the 2009 USA Book News Awards

    * General Nonfiction Runner-Up at the 2009 New York Book Festival

    In this true crime memoir, former Houston Post reporter Gary Taylor recounts his true-life fatal attraction involvement in the trail of violence that has dogged Texas attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton for nearly three decades, prompting coverage by newspapers, TV, movies and even Oprah Winfrey. Now Taylor invites readers to grab a seat on the wild ride of an obsessive relationship: erotic beginning to violent end and the trials required to clean up the mess. The result is an adventure odyssey of self-discovery through an encounter that nearly cost him his life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    A jewel in the heap of true crime books

    Required reading for anyone thinking of swan-diving into the shallow end of the dating swamp.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1