Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Talent For Murder” as Want to Read:
A Talent For Murder
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Talent For Murder (Polly Pepper #3)

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Polly Pepper, legendary TV-star-turned sleuth, is back to solve another Hollywood murder, in this funny, smart mystery series.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Kensington (first published June 1st 2009)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Talent For Murder, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Talent For Murder

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Michael crage
Oct 05, 2016 Michael crage rated it it was amazing
When I first tarted the book, I thought I would not like it since it was about hollywood movie stars and tv people. But the more I read it the more interesting it became. It is fun trying to solve a mystery right along with the people in the novel. And this novel was fair. Many authors solve a case using information you were not give and had no reason to expect. This one did not.
Aug 15, 2012 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the start of Jordan's bubbly third sleuth-a-thon to feature Hollywood actress Polly Pepper (after 2008's Final Curtain), Polly becomes a judge on a cheesy reality TV show, I'll Do Anything to Become Famous. When someone plunges a knife into a fellow judge, nasty Brit Thane Cornwall, Polly flips into Miss Marple mode. The prime suspect? Thane's ex-lover, Lisa Marrs, the producer's secretary, found at the crime scene with the murder weapon. Aided by housekeeper Placenta, gay son Tim and her ...more
Hollywood musical comedy legend Polly Pepper has a new gig, as the "nice" judge on sleazy reality show called "I'll Do Anything To Be Famous." Think "American Idol" on steroids and crack . Supposedly written by a Hollywood inside this series is so camp and not in a good way, from the champagne sipping diva Polly, to the de rigor gay son and best friend Hispanic maid. I did much like the first volume I read of this series but forgot or put it out of mind and so picked this up . I'll remember the ...more
Television icon Polly Pepper is eager for a way to supplement her income--champagne doesn't come cheap--and agrees to act as a judge on a summer-replacement reality show that tries to see just how far would-be celebrities will go to achieve fame. Polly, of course, is the "nice" judge, which is lucky, because the nasty judge is murdered after the first show. That's only the first death, so Polly, her son Tim, and their maid and bff spring into detective mode to find which of the very unattractive ...more
Valerie Andrews
Hilarious spoof of over-the-hill Hollywood actress, her son and her housekeeper solving crimes.

Polly Pepper is a little Carol Burnett, a little Debbie Reynolds and a whole lot of fun. Trying to resurrect her career by being a judge on a reality competition, she becomes entangled in a murder investigation when a fellow judge is found stabbed to death. Everybody hated him so there's an audience full of suspects. Will Polly prevail, or will she wind up on the wrong end of the fame game?
Mark Baker
Mar 20, 2014 Mark Baker rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2009
Polly Pepper has gotten a job on the next great reality show as a judge. But when another judge is murdered, Polly suddenly finds herself with a whole lot of suspects. The characters and plot are delightfully over the top in an "only in Hollywood" way. Wacky but lots of fun.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
W. rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2011
Sharon rated it liked it
Aug 29, 2015
Colleen rated it liked it
Sep 18, 2010
Brenda rated it really liked it
Mar 05, 2015
Kristen rated it liked it
Feb 10, 2010
Amelie Frank
Amelie Frank rated it really liked it
Aug 07, 2014
Connie Roche
Connie Roche rated it really liked it
Dec 26, 2014
Khd rated it did not like it
Feb 24, 2016
Dj rated it liked it
Jul 07, 2013
Genbooks3825 rated it liked it
Nov 09, 2010
Judy Privitera
Judy Privitera rated it it was amazing
Mar 14, 2014
Susan K
Susan K rated it it was ok
Jun 03, 2010
Reacherfan rated it liked it
Jul 21, 2009
Jan Yip
Jan Yip rated it really liked it
Jan 09, 2012
Virginia Traverse
Virginia Traverse rated it it was amazing
Apr 16, 2015
Brenda rated it it was amazing
Feb 08, 2015
Greg rated it really liked it
Aug 26, 2012
Genbooks3825 rated it did not like it
Aug 19, 2010
Alice rated it did not like it
Nov 07, 2009
Andrew rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2015
Jorden Barrow
Jorden Barrow rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2015
Bobbie R
Bobbie R rated it really liked it
Feb 16, 2016
Judy Privitera
Judy Privitera rated it it was amazing
Oct 20, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Polly Pepper (4 books)
  • Remains To Be Scene (Polly Pepper, #1)
  • Final Curtain (Polly Pepper, #2)
  • Set Sail for Murder

Share This Book