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The Killing Jar (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation #13)

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  164 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
A teenager is found dead in his motel room, the cause of death: millipede poison...Now crime scene investigator Gil Grissom must aid CSI's Nick Stokes and Riley Adams against a serial killer whose knowledge of entomology rivals his own -- a brutal murderer who is not only using insects as the tools of destruction, but actually modeling the attacks after their behavior.... ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published 2006)
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Margaret
Jun 23, 2015 Margaret rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: media-tie-ins
Was part way through when I realized I'd read this before. The Aussie entomologist and his wasps were kind of hard to forget. :p
Cheryl
Jan 31, 2010 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can guarantee that life for the members of CSI is never boring.

Gil Grissom and his team have their hands full with a new murder case. Only this one is a little different. A teenage boy was found in a motel room dead. He was killed by a millipede. Someone is killing people using deadly bugs to kill people. This killer has a very extensive knowledge about insects and their behaviors. Grissom will have to ask help from his fellow entomologists to solve the murders,

The Killing Jar is book thir
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G.D. Vidrine
Mar 04, 2011 G.D. Vidrine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was probably the worst CSI: book I've read. Usually I can't put a CSI: book down because I can't wait to find out who did it. This one I couldn't put down because I wanted to get to the end and get it over with. The ending was a major let down. The constant jumps between the two cases was irritating and usually pointless. I think the author was trying to capture the witty-banter-cut-to-a-commerical style of the show...but what works in a TV show often doesn't work well in a book. I found it ...more
Scott  Breslove
Fun little CSI novel, not sure if it was based on an episode or not, but if so, I didn't see it. Although it did follow the plot of the series. Nothing amazing or special, just a nice little read.
Melinda
Jul 19, 2014 Melinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, I enjoy the television series and it was a quick read. The main characters in the book were characters of the TV series.
Randy
Sep 14, 2010 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Las Vegas has a serial killer that uses bugs as murder weapons. At the same time, there's a entomology seminar going on in town. Grissom suspects one of the experts is his killer. The first victim is a teenager bound to a bed with plastic taped around his head. Inside the bag are a species of centipede that emits a cyanide gas. A swarm of killer bees in a motel room kills the occupant and a teenage boy when the door is opened.

At the same time, Catharine and Greg are investigating the death of a
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2urselfbtru
Well researched, non-shiped, FanFic.
Trisha
May 18, 2015 Trisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
review volgt later
Jonathan Gentry
Apr 24, 2015 Jonathan Gentry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Killing Jar is the thirteenth installment of the original CSI tie-in series. Donn Cortez wrote it, and did so beautifully. Grissom is put to the test when a teenager is found poisoned by millipedes by someone who knows as much about creepy crawlies as he does. I don't think they ever did an episode that put Grissom to a challenge such as that, and it was awesome to see it happen, as well as be able to interpret it for myself.
Alke Kroon
Jan 11, 2011 Alke Kroon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really liked it, read it in dutch first. I liked it so much that i bought it in english. and in english i liked it even more. it is just so wel written and the fact that it is in the world of bugs for some reason makes it even better
A.J.
Sep 20, 2010 A.J. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unowned, tie-in
As I joked on Twitter: it should not take me longer to read a CSI novel than it does to watch an episode, counting chapter breaks as commercials. Still, it was an entertaining read and pretty well plotted out.
Melodie
Mar 11, 2011 Melodie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
Haven't been crazy about the books this guy has written in this series and this one is no exception.
CARTER M
Feb 09, 2016 CARTER M rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a good book It can't keep me focused on the story
Danielle
I bought this in May, but I hadn't added it up until now...
Anne Marshall
Sep 01, 2012 Anne Marshall rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
A great CSI novel. Very interesting
Maryam Ahmad Parwani
great book ;)
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Pseudonyms: Don DeBrandt & DD Barant

Donn Cortez is a pseudonym for Canadian author Don DeBrandt. Born in Saskatchewan, he currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to North America, his books have been published in Germany, France, Italy, and Russia. His influences include Spider Robinson and John D. MacDonald, among others.

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