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5.0 out of 5 starsA Crime Caper that will have you beg for more
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015
A new killer is keeping Stanford Carter on his toes in Gary Starta’s Murder by association and no young woman appears to be safe with the perp on the loose. This is one crime story not to be missed with fast-paced action that will keep the reader guessing and wanting to bring about justice as much as Carter does. The twists and turns especially draw anyone in until the end. The end is satisfying and yet will keep you wondering where the detective’s and killer’s futures lie. I definitely recommend this work as a must-read for any crime drama fans.
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2018
Starta has done it again with this great story. He fills his plots with clues that will keep the reader guessing. I like how it has many layers, not just to the mystery, but the characters as well. Carter and Seacrest are in the middle of a case involving politics and serial murders. It's an interesting prequel in the Stanford Carter series, and it tells a good story about the beginnings of Carter and Seacrest.
5.0 out of 5 starsGary Starta is a force to be recond with.
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2015
While I read Kindred Killers first,then the prequel, I'm not sure if that's not the best way to go. Murder by Association is a quick, thrilling read, it might have been confusing if read first. It packs a lot of wallop for a short story and I highly recommend it whether you read it first or second. I read it in one sitting! Gary Starta is an author to watch!!
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book will keep you GUESSING!
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2015
Stanford Carter is back in this thrilling, chilling prequel. Boston is terrorized by "The Plunger," a mysterious serial killer who's cryptic and gruesome clues will keep you guessing. I love police procedurals and murder mysteries, and you can tell Starta did his research. It was refreshng to read a suspense thriller that kept me guessing. I thought I had it all figured out, but I was SO wrong! I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I can't wait to read the rest in the series!
3.0 out of 5 starsBoston quiver as murders pile up
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2016
Interesting set of circumstances lead Stanford Carter and his FBI counterparts through a Series of murders. Unfortunately, the writing is not up to the level of the plot. Writing is very stilted, sounding like a British mystery written by a college sophomore.
Carter and his CSI partner Jill Seacrest find themselves in the thick of a political conspiracy disguised as a string of serial murders. Can they prevent the city from crumbling at the eve of its anniversary celebration. This novella gives readers of Kindred Killers a glimpse of how Carter and Seacrest met and why they will fall in love
3.0 out of 5 starsThis book may make more sense to you if you have already read the other books in this series
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2015
This novel had good possibilities with a good main character, good ending (but not an ending; it is a prequel) and good writing. It could have been a great stand alone novel with just a bit more intelligent moves and fewer screw-ups by the main characters. The storyline was disjointed to the point of making the book a bit difficult to read. If you're willing to hang in there it is all pulled together at the end. But that too is disjointed. All in all it was OK as a prequel.