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Footnote to Murder [Kindle Edition]

L. A. Taylor
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Marge Brock is a divorced mother of three teenagers trying to make a living in Boston as a researcher. When an author hires her to research unsolved murders, she is grateful for the assignment. However, as she gathers information about a series of unsolved murders in Great Britain and in Boston, she begins to wonder whether one of the members of the circle of friends that she had in Great Britain, and now has in Boston, might be the killer. Her suspicions only increase as she begins to notice that she is being followed, and her apartment is broken into and ransacked. Can she find out who the killer is before she becomes a victim herself?

Editorial Reviews


"Footnote to Murder is a pleasant, enjoyable mystery . . . it could happen to you or your neighbors. -- Booksellers

Though the woman-in-danger part of this book is familiar stuff, Marge herself is an original... -- Library Journal

About the Author

Always someone who knew what she wanted, L. A. Taylor had already chosen a writing career by the time she was in first grade. Staring at the usual exhortation to Spot (Run! Run! Run! Run, Spot, run!), she was vouchsafed a blinding insight: People make this stuff up! I can do that! At the age of 11, she sent her first story to Analog, and got back her first rejection letter. Although she wasn’t exactly discouraged, she didn’t immediately return to writing. Meanwhile, she went to college, majored in math, worked at a variety of jobs, married and had two children. When she went back to writing, she started with poetry, and her collection Changing the Past won the Minnesota Voices award. L.A. Taylor is the author of several mystery novels (including Footnote to Murder), fantasy and science fiction novels (including Cat’s Paw, and Blossom of Erda) and a number of short stories

Product Details

  • File Size: 356 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: FTL Publications (July 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ROSQN4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,945 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Footnote to Murder August 13, 2012
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Marge a divorced mother of three children trying to make it on her own. Recently she as taken a job for Mr. Greyborn doing research on past unslolved crimes for his next book. As she delves into the cases involving young red headed women strangled to death she sees a connection to similar murders over the years in different places. Places her, her husband and friends had all been during the dates of the crimes. Could the murderer have been one of them?
This book had a good plot to it and once I got into the book I really enjoyed it.
The book started out slow for me. It wasn't until about the 4th chapter that I really started to get into the book. There were quite a few times I had to go back and reread to figure out what she was talking about. Several places I found grammatical mistakes, words mispelled and some paragraphs that made absolutely no sence.
Marge's character was a mix of emotions. She was strong and doing her best to raise her children and I admired how she interacted with her children, yet so vulnerable in other aspects of her life. Now this is not bad it made Marge's character more believable but for me she was a little whimpy at times.
The only other thing I'd like to say is when the end of the book came it came. I flipped to the next page expecting to see another chapter to finish the book but that was it, DONE. I just felt a little robbed.
All in all it was a good read. Good story line and good characters.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great Read!!! September 4, 2012
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I enjoyed this book very much. I read the other review and I could not see the typos and grammatical errors. I found it to be well written and very interesting,

The characters were well defined. I could empathize with Marge and her three children. The struggles of a single mom with no one to help really hit home. Her fear of dating or getting involved with anyone seemed so familiar.

Her amazing memory of things 20 years ago surprised me. Marge is a very interesting woman.

I highly recommend this book. You won't be able to put it down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down! November 16, 2012
By bevsweb
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This is the first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last! It took me right up to the last chapter with intrigue, drama and downright mystery. A good story with believable characters. Thanks!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evamay October 26, 2012
By Evamay
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First book by L.A. Taylor that I have read and I found it one a could not put down. It has everything you want in a good crime novel. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read April 20, 2013
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Good story.Interesting characters and good plot line.Nice little twist at the end.Would like to see more like it by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice twist ending December 8, 2012
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The book started off a little slow and hard to follow, but soon was hard to put down. Keeps you in suspense about who the killer might be. Nice twist ending.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read November 9, 2012
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A must-read suspense! Reading this book will surely hook you up like how it did to me. Every page is tempting. Enjoy and get excited in every chapter!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good! March 18, 2013
By sherly
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A good read. A little slow at times and wandered a bit but still worth the time. Most characters were well developed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good story
Published 2 months ago by Pattydoll
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good book.
i really liked this book. It caught me at page 1 and never let go. There were some surprising twists that made it even more interesting. Read more
Published 3 months ago by rmt98
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the story - there were enough red herrings to ...
Loved the story - there were enough red herrings to keep me interested. The author kept an element of suspense throughout the story, but it did start out a bit slow. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Heather Marsten
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
Great read, kept me suspended until the end a Ltd of twists and turns. Could not put the book down.
Published 7 months ago by Sara Morey
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Outdated But Still A Good Mystery
This nifty mystery was first published in 1983, about a woman academic single mother who is making a small living by doing research for writers. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tom Phoghat Sobieski
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable
I figured out early on who the murderer was, so there was no suspense. Marge was not a very admirable main character
either, I thought. Read more
Published 10 months ago by ahammerquilts
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
I liked the character of the heroine, someone non glitzy and with her own issues who can barely make ends meet, very realistic. Read more
Published 11 months ago by leboissard sophie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery
Am still reading this. It was a little slow to get into but is a nice clean mystery. I am over 80% through and still don't know who the sereal killer might be.
Published 12 months ago by B. Crosby
5.0 out of 5 stars Great edge of the seat book!
This book keeps you guessing from beginning all the way to the end. Excellent story! A must have book for your library!
Published 12 months ago by Lisa M. Jero
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