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Luggage by Kroger: A True Crime Memoir
     

Luggage by Kroger: A True Crime Memoir

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by Gary Taylor
 

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

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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.

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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. He's also done some research (alas after his shooting) into the nature of mental illness, and has come to understand that the obsessive "love" of Catherine Mahaffey was really a need to control everybody.

The Mehaffey story, which was well-publicized at the time, became one of the inspirations for the movie Fatal Attraction. Taylor's book is a window into that attraction. 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. RATING 10/10
—Chris Gerrib
selfpublishingreview.com
LBK is a great book. It's well-written, which means that it moves along and doesn't get bogged down in nonsense that isn't pertinent to the story. And Taylor's voice, which is funny in a I-can't-believe-I-did-this-and-lived kind of way, entertains without trying to deliberately prove he should have been a comedian.

Did I mention another tidbit? It's a self-published book, which is hard to tell because somebody did a good job of editing the text. And somebody (the same person?) did a wonderful job copy-editing the text. I couldn't find one typo or glitch in punctuation. Most self-publishers don't put that kind of time and attention into their final product. The self-publishers forget that when readers pay 20 bucks or more for a book, they want their money's worth. Taylor provides it.

The title - Luggage By Kroger - was just weird enough to catch my eye. The more I think about the title, the more I like it. And the cover art was a good idea gone bad. I liked the concept, but the implementation was poor. The colors are washed out, which means I had to stare at the cover for two minutes to figure out what it was supposed to be. Whereas, in a perfect world, the cover should slap me across the face with its high contrast.--(Randall Radic, author of A Priest in Hell and The Sound of Meat)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467927178
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/24/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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