Book Reviews of Mr. Murder

Mr. Murder
Mr Murder
Author: Dean Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780747242239
ISBN-10: 0747242232
Publication Date: 8/4/1994
Pages: 567
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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VERY GOOD BOOK !!! Will keep you up late at night telling yourself "just one more page" !!!
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Thriller writer Martin Stillwater, though not at the top of his game, makes enough money and has enough fame to satisfy himself. He's got a good life, is in love with his wife and he adores his children. His future looks bright. Then a stranger, who happens to be Marty's dead ringer, shows up and accuses Marty of stealing his life and he wants it back.
And that's just the beginning of the book. However, as much as I absolutely love Dean Koontz, this one didn't hold me enthralled the way most of his others have done. I was actually able to put it down to check my e-mail and I didn't pick it back up till the next day. Not a good sign for a Koontz book. However, like all his work, it was an excellent story that scared me plenty.
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good book, however, the story follows stephen king's The Dark Half so closely, its hard to believe its a coincidence.
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Interesting version of government cloning of humans...a very scary and real thing/possibilty. Good story line and characters that lighten up that heavy storeline. On the lighter fun side, the main character is a writer who has an on-going story time with his Christmas poem/story for his girls...love the "Santa's Evil Twin" that he refers to/goes back to throughout the book...creative and suspensiveful.
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In typical Dean Koontz fashion, this book was twisted but very well written. Not a horror book per se but kind of a cross between mystery and sci-fi.

An organization run by the rich and well-connected are murdering those who need murdering (from their point of view which is decidedly skewed.) The group develop a clone that is trained to be an assassin with no remorse. Of course, this assassin goes off his program and runs amok. The book details his adventures and the organizations efforts to find and restrain the clone.

I listened to this audiobook in my car and they many voices and inflections used in the reading really made for an enjoyable tale
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An author of mystery books is tracked down by a mysterious psychopathic mass murderer who just happens to be the mirror image of him, and wants to take over his life. An outlandish premise, on the face of it, that becomes plausible in the hands of Dean Koontz. A page turning read that I thoroughly enjoyed!
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Excellent book, one of Dean Koontz' best.
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Dean Koontz does it again, this book had more twists and turns, that really kept me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out 'whodunit'. There was some graphic violence but not a lot.
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A stranger lays claim to another man's name and family, and pursues them when they run for their lives.
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A mystery novelist may have created enemies with his writing. A man breaks into his home claiming to be the writer and demands what he thinks is his.
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A wonderfully thought out & suspenful story.
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Koontz at his best - again!
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martin stillwaterhas a vivid imaginatio. it charms his loving wife,delightshis two daughters,and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. but maybe martin's imagination is a bit too vivid... one rainy afternoon, a terrifing incident makes him question his grip on reality. a stranger breaks in to his house, accusing him of stealing his wife,his children-and his life.claiming to be the real martin stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. the police think he's a figment of martin's imagination. but martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger's threat. and run for theior lives. but whereever they go-whereever they hide-he finds them...
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Dean Koontz has always had the uncanny ability to take the most unlikely plot and draw in the reader...page after page of twists and turns that keep you going-The Sacramento Bee
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Couldn't put this one down!!!
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Dean Koontz is still one of the best mystery writers of today. This book is a little slow going at first, maybe because I was reading it after surgery.
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Great book by the master of suspense.
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Dean Koontz is truly the author of supense and drama. Finding out that the main charater has a look alike is really strange. when he steals his children you just want to scream NO!
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A real thriller!!
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This was a great book. Hard to put down. Full of non-stop action and suspense. VERY CREEPY!
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Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe martins imagination is a bit too vivid...One rainy afternoon a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing martin of stealing his wife, his children-and his life. Claiming to be the real martin stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he's a figment of martin's imagination. But martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger's threat. And run for thier lives. But whereever they go-wherever they hide-he finds them.
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This was a good read - some of Koontz's books are too out there for me (like Phantoms - ick) but I enjoyed this one.
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Twisty plot about a writer writing a book of murder. DK at his finest.
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Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin's imagination is a bit too vivid...One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children--and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police thinks he's a figment of Martin's imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger's threat. And run for their lives.
But wherever they go--wherever they hide--he finds them...

I have enjoyed all of Dean Koontz's novels. This one takes a bit of getting into, but once into the story, Dean will have you hook, line, and sinker.
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good, as Dean Koontz always is.
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martin stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe martin's imagination is a bit too vivid.... One rainy afternoon, a terrifing incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Nartin of stealing his wife, and his children-and his life.
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Koontz is one of those authors that grabs your attention and you can't put the book down, and this one is no exception!
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Don't read this one while alone in the house.
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If you've read other books by this author, you know what to expect... and even then you're surprised. A real thriller - couldn't put it down!
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An excellent read. This is the book that pulled me back into Koontz's books. This one will keep you up all night reading!
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Martin Stillwater is a novelist with a wife and children he adores -- and an imagination he can't control. One rainy afternoon, a stranger breaks into Martin's house and accuses him of stealing his family, his name, and his life. Martin has no choice but to take his family and flee, even as he questions his own sanity. But wherever they go, the stranger is right behind them.

This book really freaks you out!
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A human has been cloned, the DNA is from someone who is still alive. Marty, a novelist is saying stuff that this clone is. The clone has gone awal and is searching for the family that he thinks is his. Can the company get to him before he can find Marty. Or is Marty going to have to save his family from himself? Find out when you read this terrific page turner.
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This is really a great book. I really enjoyed it, kept me wanting to read it.
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One of Dean Koontz's best. Could not put the book down!
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Martin Stillwater has a vivd imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin's imagination is a bit too vivid...One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children--and his life. Claiming to be the REAL Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he's a figment of Martin's imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger's threat. And run for their lives.

But wherever they go--wherever they hide--he finds them.
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One of Koontz's best books, suspense maintained until the very end...If you liked False Memory, you'll like this.
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Martin Stillwater is a novelist with a wife and children he adores -- and an imagination he can't control. One rainy afternoon, a stranger breaks into Martin's house and accuses him of stealing his family, his name, and his life. Martin has no choice but to take his family and flee, even as he questions his own sanity. But wherever they go, the stranger is right behind them.
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About a man who has a "twin" that's a murderer. Lots of action.
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Wow, what a thriller!
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Not one of his best books, not then he is turning out books too fast to give much thought to them anymore. This book was quite a stretch of the imagination, almost absurd at times. It was OK, but nothing to rave about.
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Spell bounding.
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Thrilling!
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Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin's imagination is a bit too vivid... One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children-and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he's a figment of Martin's imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to belive the stranger's threat. And run for their lives.
But wherever they go-wherever they hide he finds them.

Great Koontz read as usual, edge of your seat thriller.
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Another excellent Koontz read. I was somewhat able to predict the plot, but it did not take away from the pleasure of reading the story.
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I am more into murder mysteries and haven't read a Dean Koontz novel in a long, long time so I thought I'd give this one a try. I hated it, but not because the storyline or characters were bad, but because it's a typical Dean Koontz book where it's a little 'out there' and not necessisarily based on reality. If you're into Koontz, I'd say that you can't go wrong with this book.
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MR.MURDER is definitely one of the best books i have ever read.I would give this book 6 stars if i could.I am an avid reader and book collector and i have read hundreds of books,i am always being asked about my favorite books and MR.MURDER by Dean Koontz is always my answer.This story has action ,mystery,horror,drama.all in one amazing and unforgettable story.It is impossible to put down once you get into the story.I was up until 4 am reading this amazing story.You will too.I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a really good book that will you interested and reading for many hours,entertainment at it's best.This book will have you telling all your friends about it.It's just impossible not to share this amazing story.If you are looking for a really good and entertaining book ,MR.MURDER definitely delivers.
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Great read!
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Great read!