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Kuryeyi Öldür

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,283 Ratings  ·  345 Reviews
Şehir trafiğiyle boğuşarak geçen yorucu ve uzun bir günün sonunda, bisikletli kurye Jace Damon'ın yapması gereken son bir teslimat kalmıştır. Los Angeles'ın ucuz savunma avukatlarından biri olan, Lenny Lowell'ın verdiği bir pakettir bu. Ancak Jace paketi teslim ederken bir arabanın altında kalmaktan kıl payı kurtulur ve şehrin izbe sokaklarında kurşun yağmuruna tutulur. Lo ...more
497 pages
Published 2005 by İthaki Yayınları (first published 2004)
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Have you ever read a book and thought, "This would make a great movie."? So it goes with Kill The Messenger. Tami Hoag is a fairly new me.......and so far I'm really enjoying her books. I've seen so many Hoag books over the years; seen a shelf full of her work at the library and thought she must be pretty good to have so many best selling books but, still, I never picked up any of her work. Man. What I've been missing. She is a superb writer, quickly drawing you in and keeping you ...more
Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag Review

Tami Hoag is one of my all-time favorite authors and I was not disappointed with this book at all. Now that I’m trying to buy all of her books, and reread most of them, this was a pleasant change of pace compared to the ones I’ve read by her before. By that I mean Romance, the majority of her books have amazing romance so at first I was disappointed that there wasn’t any in this one. That soon changed however, Jace and Parker were great male leads…in fact
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Jul 03, 2013 R.G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-blogged
As a girl who likes her books on the more paranormal romancey side… this is obviously not my usual choice… but every once in a while I have to break from the norm and read me a good mystery/suspense… and this is one that any reader should check out… There are several different threads to this tale slowly weaving together but it’s not confusing in the way that some authors might thrown too many characters or too many plot lines at you in such a story… Hoag does a wonderful job of slipping in bits ...more
Dec 22, 2008 Angela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Tami Hoag seems to be branching out these days. The last few books of hers I've read have abandoned her established mold of setting up a hero and heroine (both of whom have angsty pasts they're trying to overcome, and one or both of whom may be involved in law enforcement) embroiled in solving a nasty, suspenseful crime while they inexorably become embroiled in each other. Her latest, Kill the Messenger, has plenty of nasty, suspenseful crime--but barely a whiff of any romance. There's the sligh ...more
KILL THE MESSENGER (Suspense/Police Procedural) - VG
Tami Hoag – 25th book
Bantam Books, 2004 – Hardcover
Bike messenger Jace Damon makes one last run of the day and ends up running for his life when the lawyer who gave him the package is murdered. Jace is both the prime suspect of the police and the target for someone who wants that package..
*** I have loved Tami Hoag’s books since her early romantic/suspense novels and she has only gotten better. There are wonderful characters, great suspense, f
Sep 29, 2011 Dorsi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is leaning towards 4 1/2 stars for me. Fantastic characters with a twisting plot. There was one point in the story that I was sitting there with my mouth agape in surprise. It's been awhile since I have read any Tami Hoag. This one did not disappoint. I listened to the audio version & as usual, Scott Brick gave it that extra something special for me. I am still new to the whole audio thing but so far, Scott Brick is my favorite reader by a mile. I am going to have to see is there ar ...more
Mar 04, 2009 C rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-fun
My main problems with this book:
- Characters who do not behave the way they seem to believe they should: One of the main characters constantly thinks how he can't trust anyone, etc, but he is constantly doing so.
- A plot that thinks it's clever.
- A plot twist that is without real impact because I didn't care at all about how it affected the characters.
- Characters I didn't get emotionally involved with. At all.
- Another incredibly smart, precocious kid. Ho-hum.
Vonnie Hughes
Oct 04, 2011 Vonnie Hughes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As usual with Tami Hoag I enjoyed this. She does believeable plot twists deftly, unlike some authors whose labor over their ideas practically shouts out.

A clear writer, you get absorbed in her books straight away. Kill the Messenger begins with a bike messenger in LA rush hour traffic. Doesn't come much scarier than that.
Dec 20, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My mom gave me three or four Tami Hoag books when she was culling books from her collection. This is the first one I've read, and it certainly won't be the last.

From page one we are immediately plunged into the world of bike messengers, as we ride along with Jace through L.A. traffic. I'd not realized what a dangerous and perilous occupation it was, with the messengers putting their lives at risk every day just to deliver documents from one place to another. It was a tense and gripping opening
Apr 04, 2008 Jaime rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, 2006
I’ve been a fan of Tami Hoag for a while, but this book was pretty……. eh. I just didn’t connect with any of the characters. Maybe it’s because this book was written from the pov of the male characters. Anyway, I was disappointed.
Nov 11, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It is an interesting murder mystery and walks that line between between being engaging and not too graphic. A very nice read.
Katie Q
Jul 15, 2015 Katie Q rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-to-read
My first Tami Hoag book and a good choice to. Terrific easy to read thriller. Highly recommended.
Feb 18, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story was kind of dry in this book and a couple times it was hard to follow.
Chris Demer
Oct 17, 2015 Chris Demer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a lively mystery featuring Parker, a discredited detective with something to prove, and Jace Damon, a bike messenger.
Jace reluctantly takes one last job of the day, but before the delivery is made, he is chased down and attacked, only to find out soon after that the addresses had been murdered.He deduces that the package is valuable and his life is at risk, but is reluctant to go to the police because he and his young brother, who are orphans, have been living under the radar under the p
Sara Barton
Oct 16, 2014 Sara Barton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
88 out of 100 points -- Four and a half stars

Plot -- 18 out of 20 points
The storyline has a lot of unpredictable twists and turns that kept me guessing. Behind the hard-driving actions of complicated heroes and villains lurks enough logic and plausibility to keep the high-drama story real. With so many characters sabotaging their own lives and wreaking havoc with others, more than one suspect seems to have motive and means to commit the crimes, even as the body count rises. That heightens the te
Apr 20, 2011 Lainy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blurb taken from the back cover

At the end of a long, hard day bettling Los Angeles traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon is called on to make a pick-up from the office of sleazy defence attorneyLeonard Lowell. Jace is tired, and needs to get home to check up on his little brother who he's single handedly bringing up. He makes the collection, but the delivery adress turns out to be a vacant lot, a car tries to run him down, and Jace only just escapes. He returns to the attorney's office to find that
Dec 29, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was immediately sucked into this book by the opening scene where a bike messenger rips through the streets of LA to pick up a package from a lawyer, who is murdered shortly thereafter. This was a good read for someone with little time for thought and contemplation. The cop, Kev Parker was likable and smart. So glad all worked out well. I wasn't overly fond of the person (no spoiler alert here) who ended up being the murderer and blackmailer as it came out of left field as a lot of murder myste ...more
Laurie Tomchak
An interesting LA procedural. The ending wasn't entirely earned, but I'd have to reread to see if there was any foreshadowing I missed. An engaging young man is at the center of this story, an orphaned bicycle messenger who is supporting his younger brother by risking his life delivering packages on L.A.'s traffic-clogged streets. He is even more in danger when he stumbles on a murder and a blackmail scheme that has everyone after him: the police, the murderer, the murder victim's daughter. The ...more
Mar 18, 2015 Singletary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jace Damon, a 19 year old bicycle messenger in LA, is sent on a delivery that doesn’t exist. When he gets there and can’t find it, someone is trying to kill him. It has to do with what is in the package. He does manage to get away, but is now on the run from this murderer. He never knew his father, his mother died several years ago, and his only priority is taking care of his 10 year old younger brother, Tyler. For several years now, they have lived in Chinatown with Madame Chen. (This was a goo ...more
Jun 05, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Smart, appealing Los Angeles procedural. I loved the primary setting in DTLA. As a former resident and frequent visitor to this neighborhood, Hoag got a lot right about the setting, especially the scene in Pershing Square. My place of work, Los Angeles Public Library, even made a cameo!

Great detective lead. Kev Parker was smart, compassionate, and flawed. His side career was the most LA - everyone has connections the Industry! I also enjoyed the beginning chapters from the bike messenger's POV,
Read for the Mystery Book Club at the library in May 2015. Another example of badly damaged CD's. These were in terrible condition.

However the reader was really good - Scott Brick. I'll look for more of his audiobooks. Great voice. Reasonably interesting characters and story. Because the CD's were so bad, I missed a lot of the story but it didn't seem to matter.

It will be interesting to see what the mystery book club at the library says about this one. I'm pretty lukewarm about the book but sev
Feb 27, 2016 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Tami Hoag novel that I've read, and I was surprised that I liked it. She seems to be one of those authors who cranks out a new novel every 6 or 8 months, and I usually don't like them.

This is the story of Jace Damon, who is a 19-year-old bicycle courier in the city of Los Angeles. On his last delivery for the night, he's instructed to take a package to an address that is an abandoned lot. Suspicious, he circles around. A car flashes its lights at him. Suspicious, he decides to
Bilge B
Apr 04, 2016 Bilge B rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, novel
Güzeldi ama ilk kitaplarından birisi olduğu için, o sevdiğim Tami tadını alamadım yazımda.
Mar 16, 2016 Jovdb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Parker, a detective in Los Angeles, is trying to get back in the good graces of the powers that be, after being disgraced on the witness stand on a previous case.

He is called out to the scene of a fatality; a lawyer is found dead in his office.

A bicycle messenger is sent out on a last minute delivery, late at night. On the way to deliver his package, he is accosted and almost killed. What was in the package that would lead someone to try to kill him rather than have him deliver it? JC is on the
Πάνος Τουρλής
Δε μου άρεσε πολύ. Για κάποιον καινούργιο ανάγνωστη ίσως να είναι καλό. Για μένα όμως που Μπελίζω εδώ και χρόνια κι ειδικά της Χόγκ έχω διαβάσει το Μαύρο άλογο που ήταν ό,τι καλύτερο δικό της και γενικά εδώ έχω απαιτήσεις. Ένας αγγελιαφόρος παίρνει ένα δέμα, κάποιος αποπειράται να τον δολοφονήσει, τι έχει το δέμα, ποιος εκβιάζει ποιον και γιατί; Και ο δολοφόνος να σκοτώνει τους πάντες στο πέρασμά του για να ανακαλύψει τον κούριερ. Πολύ καλή ανατροπή η αποκάλυψη του ιθύνοντος νου που συνεργάζεται ...more
Bev Taylor
Dec 30, 2014 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
jace damon works as a bike messenger. he is called to lowell's office - a lawyer who deals with the lower end cases. he has to deliver an envelope - simple

but that is not how it turns out - not only is he nearly killed, but the lawyer is also found dead

but why ?

wonderful characters - including jace's kid brother and their adopted chinese family, not to mention all the detectives of all rank. and i have not even started on the bad guys! and some of the dialogue will have u laugh out loud

Jan 24, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
The name says it all....Kill the Messenger.

J.C. Damon is already having a bad day but it gets much much worse. He gets called on to make his last run of the day but soon a simple pick up and drop off turns into a run for his life. Soon J.C. Is dodging bullets, a black car all on his bike. He soon returns to the shady lawyer who gave him the package just to find out he is dead and now the cops want him for the murder.

Apperently the "package" is worth killing for and the last thing J.C. Wants is t
Jun 24, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A formulaic crime procedural, set in LA, brushing up against celebrities so if has a touch of noir. If you like this kind of thing, you'll enjoy this, even though it doesn't break any molds.

What I did really like about it was that it was a departure from earlier books by Hoag I've read. About 15 years ago, I started reading Tami Hoag regularly. I liked them, but... it seemed like the strong female lead always needed some kind of saving by the strong silent slightly-dangerous guy in the story. It
Nathan Burgoine
Jan 12, 2016 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this while I was on the Silver-Blue train from Vancouver B.C., to Toronto ON, at the end of my honeymoon.

The set up for this thriller is a good one - a young man and his younger brother are all but alone in the world, and while the older of the brothers works as a bike messenger during the day, at a fish market in the early morning, and squeezes in one legal class at a time to slowly get his degree, he does everything he can to keep himself and his brother off the radar, since he's sure
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