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The 13-Minute Murder

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Sometimes it only takes a few minutes for the perfect murder to take place. Here are three fast-paced thrillers that will have you reading for just a minute longer.

13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes--from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his belo
Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
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Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: This is a review solely of this short story, not the collection of three BookShots found in the published work bearing the same name. Please see the link for each of the other two stories individually, as they were read and reviewed previously, also independently.

Dead Man Running

113 Minutes

13-Minute Murder

It is always nice to curl up with a BookShot to pass an hour or so, watching James Patterson and his c
Beware this is three bookshots and not a standalone book.
DEAD MAN RUNNING ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ First story was very good. Could've been a full length book. Main character and suspense were good.

113 MINUTES ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I was going to give the second story 3 stars. The story didn't make sense, but the twist was good and explained it all.

13-MINUTE MURDER ⭐⭐⭐ Didn't like the story as much as the first two, but I liked the character, some humor...and I'm a sucker for dogs. A darker story.
Laura Rash
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
First off, I’m going to start everyone with a warning for this book. It’s actually 3 bookshots in one. Unfortunately I didn’t know this when I pre-ordered it. And unfortunately I had already read 2 of these as bookshots. So I overpaid immensely for one bookshot that wasn’t even a good one. There should be a disclaimer on the front of these books that clearly states that it includes formally published BOOKSHOTS. *rant over
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For all of Michael Ryan's planning-this murder really goes awry.He loses much more than he gains and learns a lot too.Does it pay off in the end?Or does he really disassociate that much?The question lingered in my mind a while after I finished the book.
Beth Young
I liked all but the last story
Ulrike Dicola
Not a fan of short stories which is what this book is. The first two are ok, the last not so much
Lauren Lepse-Habig
I don't care for the three separate stories. They feel rushed like they were stories in your head you didn't want to really develop so you threw it down on paper because.
Linda Mello
Apr 23, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Actually 2 stories in this book. Neither one worth reading.
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first 2 stories. Was not a fan of the third story.
Jennifer Johnson-Spence
Just wanted a quick read as I couldn't sleep last night. This was 3 short stories so read the 1st one and woke up and read the rest. Super quick read.
Jul 28, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Samuel D. Watkins
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Apr 22, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story collection. I am only reading the title story. Have previously read the other 2.
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