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Murder in Room 305

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  93 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A shocking true story of sex, greed and cold-blooded murder! Veteran true crime author Gary C. King spins a gripping real-life tale of a woman caught in a deadly web of lust and violence...a riveting story of love gone horribly, tragically wrong.

Kathryn Ann Martini graduated from Yale with a bright future in the banking business. Young, beautiful and ambitious, she had ev
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published (first published November 1st 1994)
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Lynda Kelly
Mar 30, 2013 Lynda Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
A case I'd never heard of based in Oregon, USA. It was my first by this author and he hardly wrote about the victim and her life which seemed odd nor her family left behind after she was killed.He also did one of those author annoyances and has released this book already under another name. I'm glad it's not one I already had or I'd feel totally cheated. It's a naughty habit.
I was a little lost that when the police found the victim's body that they phoned her husband to break the news when they
Jan 05, 2013 Valerie rated it really liked it
This book, written by true crime writer, Gary C. King, was originally titled "Web of Deceit". The author is the writer who took crime writer Ann Rule's jobs writing for magazines like "True Detective" which are no longer published. However, many of the cases that King has written about have been aired on truTV.

This particular case has got to be one of the most disgusting cases of extreme greed and narcissism in an individual I have ever heard about. The guilty party, one Michael Lissy, had been
M.E. Franco
Dec 30, 2012 M.E. Franco rated it it was amazing
Gary C. King is a very talented true crime writer with a knack for describing the details of a case without sensationalizing it. He always shows great respect for the victim(s) and loved ones involved. He is also very truthful about the detectives who work the cases.

Murder in Room 305 starts out looking like a simple case of robbery/rape/murder, but there are several details that lead investigators to believe that something more sinister happened to the beautiful woman they found dead in her mot
Faith Cummings
Jun 06, 2015 Faith Cummings rated it it was amazing
Murder In Room 305: A story of deceit and death

If you are a lover of true crime books, or if you have never read a true crime book, this is a must read. Before I read this book, I had never read a true crime book before. But this will not be my last true crime book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story, well put together, and concisely told. Gary C. King has found his perfect genre. I look forward to reading more of his books, and delving deeper into the genre as a whole. It is
Mar 05, 2010 Marilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a true-crime story of a gal that was murdered (1984) by her husband (of only one year) in a hotel that many of us have been in, in Eugene - The Valley River Inn, right next to Valley River Mall. He was into sex, drugs, and money...altho his money all came from stolen property or insurance fraud. He married Katherine because she worked in the loan department of one of the banks (well known, can't think of which one right now). He figured he could get her to get a loan for him and then he ...more
Julie Haigh
Dec 30, 2013 Julie Haigh rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of true crime
Recommended to Julie by: Kindle top 100 free bestsellers on amazon
Good true crime writing.

I came across this in the kindle top 100 free bestsellers. I hadn't heard of the author before but I like reading true crime stories, particularly those by Ann Rule. On reading the preface I saw that Gary C King has written a few more of this type of book and seems to be quite well-known in this genre. I will certainly read more of his offerings. This was well-told. Sometimes Ann Rule's books can be overly long and exhaustively detailed and this is briefer, yet not too sh
Lae Monier
May 02, 2012 Lae Monier rated it it was amazing
The story is about Michael David Lissy, the plot to have his current wife killed and the subsequent trial.

I found the first few pages a bit slow, but the compelling main character kept me reading and well before halfway I was itching to find out what was going to happen to the people involved.

I found the writing clear and matter-of-fact clear of any author's judgment about the case or the perpetrator.

An entertaining read for anyone who enjoys true crime.
Ruth Turner
Aug 24, 2014 Ruth Turner rated it it was ok
Shelves: true-crime

This wasn't a great read. For the most part it failed to hold my interest. I skimmed through the last half of the book to find out how it ended. I would have learned more, in less time, if I'd Googled.

Jul 08, 2013 Erica rated it it was ok
I had a hard time reading this true crime book. The author has a different writing style than I am used to which made it hard to follow the events that he was writing about.
Jul 23, 2013 Juanna rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I thought the ending was kinda sad and it also made me upset. I recommend this book to anyone that likes true crime reading.
Nov 24, 2012 Pauline rated it really liked it
It was alright, not sure I'm into the true crime stuff.
Oct 01, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it
Sad story for all concerned , but well written .
Genney Blass
Oct 15, 2012 Genney Blass rated it really liked it
It was a good book.
Apr 07, 2013 Shan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Loved it.
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Gary C. King is a freelance author and lecturer who has published more than 500 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of several true crime books including: Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, Driven to Kill, Web of Deceit, Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance, An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywood, Angels of Death, ...more
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