Book Reviews of Kill and Tell (John Medina, Bk 1)

Kill and Tell  (John Medina, Bk 1)
Kill and Tell - John Medina, Bk 1
Author: Linda Howard
ISBN-13: 9780671568832
ISBN-10: 0671568833
Publication Date: 1/1/1998
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 211 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Kill and Tell (John Medina, Bk 1) on + 266 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Intrigue and a hot romance. Wowza!!

This is considered the percursor to All the Queen's Men but definitely works on its own.

The evolving relationship between Marc and Karen (who really don't like each other at first) is steamy!
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Helpful Score: 3
Pretty good; a mix of romance and suspense. Not her best, but it was entertaining and I kept wanting to read more...stayed up a few late nights with this one!
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Helpful Score: 3
I liked this book, as it combines suspense and romance well. There was action, and the characters were likable. Kate's father was killed for book, and now they are after her. She has to trust Marc to keep her alive.
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Helpful Score: 3
Starts slow, but a page-turner to the end!!
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Helpful Score: 2
not as good as some of her older titles
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Helpful Score: 2
A great romantic suspense. After her mothers death she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from the father she barely knows and she puts it away. Then he is murdered and accidents begin to happen so she must trust a homicide detective to help and save her.
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Helpful Score: 1
Contemporary romance and mystery. Linda Howard writes some historical romance, this is not one of them.
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Helpful Score: 1
Karen Whitlaw travels to New Orleans to identify the body of her estranged father. While there she meets Detective Marc Chastain who is investigating her father's murder. Marc helps Karen with her father's funeral arrangements and they soon begin a relationship. But when Karen returns to her home in Ohio, strange "accidents" begin to happen. Karen realizes that someone wants her dead and quickly heads back to New Orleans to get help from Marc.

I usually love Linda Howard's books, but this one wasn't a favorite. The story is interesting and it kept me turning pages; but we know the identity of the villain from the beginning of the book so there is really no mystery for us to figure out. There also seemed to be an overload of secondary characters who took up half the pages of the book. I did enjoy both Mark and Karen. He was a great hero who knew what he wanted. Karen (thankfully) was a strong heroine with no TSTL moments. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first Linda Howard book and therefore continues to be my favorite. A lot of mystery and intrigue and some great romance! You will love it!
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Great read. Very suspenseful. I would definitely recommend.
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Great story with the wonderful police man.
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Linda Howard has written another great book, very fast paced, hard to put down.
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Another great Linda Howard read. Karen Whitlaw is reeling from her mother's recent death when she receives a package from the father she barefly knew. When her father is murdered, Karen goes to New Orleans and meets us with homicide detective Marc Chastain.
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Mom's murder mystery book she enjoyed reading on her flight to visit us. She gave Linda Howard 4 stars for keeping the story interesting and moving along.
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Murder mystery, involving the notebook of a war veteran, and his sniper hits.
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Favorite all time author!!!
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A very good mystery like the rest of her books.
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Romance, mystery, intrigue
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good mystery
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Very suspensful.
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Linda Howard always provides a spell-binding story.
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find read. very interesting book.
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Karen Whitlaw is running for her life, still reeling from her mother's recent death followed by her father's murder. Her father had sent her a book containing an unsettling discovery: detailed accounts of each of his kills while a sniper in Vietnam.. The killer chasing her will stop at nothing to get his hands on the book.
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Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from the father she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War over twenty years ago. Unwilling to deal with her overwhelming emotions, Karen packs the notebook away, putting itand her fatherout of her mind, until she receives a shocking phone call. Her father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.

Homicide dectective Marc Chastain considers the murder nothing more than street violence against a homeless man, and Karen accepts his judgementat firt. But she changes her mind when her home is burglarized and accidents begin to happen. All at once, she faces a chilling realization: whoever killed her father is now after her. Desperate for answers, Karen retrieves the only think that links her to her fatherthe notebook he had sent months before. Inside its worn pages, she makes an unsettling discovery: her father had been a sniper in Vietnam and the notebook contains a detailed account of each one of his kills.

Now running for her life, Karen entrusts the book and its secrets to Marc Chastain. Together they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murderand face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the kill book.
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Still reeling from her mother's recent death. Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from the father she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War over twenty years ago.Unwilling to deal with her overwhelming emotions,Karen packs the notebook away,putting it and her father put of her mind,untill she receives a shocking phone call. Her father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.Homicide detecitive Marc Chastain considers the murder nothing more than street violence against a homeless man,and Karen accepts his judgement-at first, But she changes her mind when her home is burglarized and accidents begin to happen. All at once she faces a chilling realization:whoever killed her father is now after her. Desperate for answers. Karen retrieves the only thing that links her to her father-the notebook he had sent months before. Inside its worn pages,she makes an unsettling discovery:her father had beeb a sniper in Vietnam and the notebook contains a detailed account of each one of his kills.
Now running for her life,Karen entrusts the book and its secrets to Marc Chastain. Together they unravel a disturbing story of polities,power,and murder-and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the kill book.