"Each chapter flows smoothly into the next so that it feels like one author wrote this tale. Marcia Talley and her dozen cohorts deserve kudos for this successful project." --Midwest Book Review
On the banks of the Truxton River lies Gryphon's Gate, a gated community built by Henry Drysdale where the rich and privileged live, work and play. Tempers flare when Henry's ex- decides to develop the adjoining land and environmentalists, developers, residents and the media clash. Then the violence turns ugly--a dead body is found on the golf course and Detective Diane Robards is called in to investigate. Diane's efforts are thwarted at every turn and as she uncovers the secrets behind the serene facade of Gryphon's Gate, she races against the clock to unmask a ruthless killer.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
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About the Author
Editor Marcia Talley lives in Annapolis with her husband. She is also the editor of Naked Came the Phoenix.
Contributing authors are: Gayle Lynds, Rita Mae Brown, Lisa Gardner, Linda Fairstein, Kay Hooper, Kathy Reichs, Julie Smith, Heather Graham, Jennifer Crusie, Tina Wainscott, Anne Perry and Katherine Neville.
Editor Marcia Talley is the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, including In Death's Shadow, All Things Undying and A Quiet Death. She is the editor of I'd Kill for That.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gryphon Gate is an affluent gated community in the rich part of Maryland. This waterfront property of mini-mansions is home to senators, industrialists and pop icons and all of them have secrets they would kill to keep. One night at least four of the residents receive a fax telling them to be on the sixth tee of the golf course. Embedded in the messages is the name of a person that frightens each recipient so they are forced to comply................................... When one of the ladies arrives she finds the body of one of the residents, a harmless nerdy sociology professor who was the confidant of many of the residents but also wrote down whenever he was told or observed. Three other murders quickly follow and the police don¿t have a clue as to who did it because almost every resident had a motive and the opportunity to do the deed. The only fact that the police are sure of is one person did the killings..................................... I¿D KILL FOR THAT is a collaborative serial novel in which one writer pens a chapter and another author crafts the next chapter. This police procedural is written by twelve female mystery and suspense notables that include Rita Mae Brown, Kathy Reichs, Anne Perry and Kay Hooper. The community of Gryphon Gate is a miniature Peyton Place complete with bed-hopping, criminal activity and a man who thinks and behaves like a werewolf at the time of the full moon. Each chapter flows smoothly into the next so that it feels like one author wrote this tale. Marcia Talley and her dozen cohorts deserve kudos for this successful project............................ Harriet Klausner
Having read and loved the first serial novel Talley edited, Naked Came The Phoenix, I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately I did not find a single protagonist to root for, the book didn't make me laugh, and the story didn't hold my interest enough. One of the scenes in particular was unbelievable, even assuming one enters the story suspending disbelief. With so many bestselling authors working together, I expected a more engaging story.