Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir

Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir

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by Gary Taylor
     
 

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“Remember the movie ‘Fatal Attraction’? And the movie 'Basic Instinct'? And the movie ‘Play Misty for Me’? Toss all three of those in a blender, hit frappe and stand back. What comes out would be Gary Taylor’s new book—‘Luggage By Kroger’”—author Randall Radic.

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“Remember the movie ‘Fatal Attraction’? And the movie 'Basic Instinct'? And the movie ‘Play Misty for Me’? Toss all three of those in a blender, hit frappe and stand back. What comes out would be Gary Taylor’s new book—‘Luggage By Kroger’”—author Randall Radic.

“A true crime memoir reminiscent of ‘Basic Instinct.’”—Reader Views online.

“A riveting true story that reads like a high-octane crime thriller.”—Midwest Book Review.

“This award-winning true crime gem is highly recommended for your reading list.”—True Crime Book Reviews.

Since its publication in December of 2008, Luggage By Kroger has been recognized as a top true crime thriller with honors from five different national book competitions. Here’s 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.

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Editorial Reviews

POD People - Chris Gerrib
Luggage By Kroger is an entertaining read.
All three of these narratives are skillfully and carefully woven into a coherent and interesting tale. Gary has a self-deprecating sense of humor, and a reporter’s eye for critical details.
Taylor’s book is a window into (fatal) attractions. It’s also a damn fine read. There’s adult language and sex, so it’s not for the faint of heart, but I highly recommend buying Luggage By Kroger.
Midwest Book Review - James Carson
Sometimes, pursuit of the opposite sex makes men do strange things. "Luggage by Kroger: A True Crime Memoir" is author Gary Taylor's memoir of his adventures with a woman whose actions were not exactly of the legal variety. A former newspaper reporter who got involved with a notorious criminal attorney, Gary Taylor tells a riveting true story, one that reads like a high-octane crime thriller, of a man who was as law abiding as they come, and how his lust began to threaten his family.
True Crime Zine - Kim Cantrell
Many true crime reviews claim a book to be an extremely raw account of crime, but that statement has never been so true as it is with Luggage by Kroger from author Gary Taylor.
I found Luggage by Kroger to be a thought-provoking, emotion-inducing, addictive tale that sucked me in much like Catherine Mehaffey sucked author Gary Taylor into her deranged life.
This award winning true crime gem is highly recommended for your reading list. You don't want to miss it!
Chris Gerrib
Luggage By Kroger is an entertaining read. All three of these narratives are skillfully and carefully woven into a coherent and interesting tale. Gary has a self-deprecating sense of humor, and a reporter’s eye for critical details. Taylor’s book is a window into (fatal) attractions. It’s also a damn fine read. There’s adult language and sex, so it’s not for the faint of heart, but I highly recommend buying Luggage By Kroger.
Randall Radic
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. It’s well-written. And Taylor’s voice entertains without trying to deliberately prove he should have been a comedian. Short review summary: Buy this book. It’s sick!
James Carson
Sometimes, pursuit of the opposite sex makes men do strange things. "Luggage by Kroger: A True Crime Memoir" is author Gary Taylor's memoir of his adventures with a woman whose actions were not exactly of the legal variety. A former newspaper reporter who got involved with a notorious criminal attorney, Gary Taylor tells a riveting true story, one that reads like a high-octane crime thriller, of a man who was as law abiding as they come, and how his lust began to threaten his family.
Kim Cantrell
Many true crime reviews claim a book to be an extremely raw account of crime, but that statement has never been so true as it is with Luggage by Kroger from author Gary Taylor. I found Luggage by Kroger to be a thought-provoking, emotion-inducing, addictive tale that sucked me in much like Catherine Mehaffey sucked author Gary Taylor into her deranged life. This award winning true crime gem is highly recommended for your reading list. You don't want to miss it!
Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson
...and what a story it turned out to be! First things first – Taylor can definitely write. Starting from the intriguing title, the book pulls the reader in and does not let go. Taylor’s writing is rich and powerful, almost brutal at times and always direct. There’s no whitewashing going on – the language is oftentimes graphic and adult, and some of the sex scenes quite explicit. The violence abounds, both direct and implied. The suspense is tangible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000704110
Publisher:
Gary Taylor
Publication date:
10/05/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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