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Sometimes it only takes a few minutes for the perfect murder to take place. Here are two 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 beloved
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
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Tim
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Much to my surprise, these are three solid short stories. 9 of 10 stars
Matt
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
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113 Minutes
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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
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Kay
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.
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Laura Rash  Wonderchick
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
Sheldon
Read the first story, skip the second and speed read the third. I am not a fan of Patterson’s Bookshots but the first story in this grouping was really good. I could have totally lived without the other two. If you have other books to enjoy, this is one Patterson volume worth skipping.
Linda
Jun 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Once again, I see that I am in the minority on my review. Most folks seem to have liked this book. I gave this 1 star because 0 just isn't an option. I had high expectations. James Patterson is the best selling author of all time, right? I just don't get it. First, I didn't realize that this book was actually 3 short stories that were co-written with James Patterson. The first one was okay, but I felt that it stopped pretty short of a satisfactory ending or even a satisfactory read. My opinion-- ...more
Deb
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kind of disappointing. It was 3 Bookshots, 2 of which I had already read.
Paula Soloman
This books provided me with a valuable lesson that I need to read the reviews and not just to grab a James Patterson book off the shelf and purchase it because I love his books. Had I read the reviews I would have know NOT to purchase it because I would have known that this is actually 3 bookshots in one. Unfortunately I had already read 2 of the book shots and was not thrilled at the last which is the name of the book. Very sneaky , Mr. James Patterson!
Donna Lewis
Well, I have to agree with other reviewers. Two out of three books is not bad. Unfortunately the first two books were good, but the final was kinda of a dud. All that violence. And for what? I didn’t see the point.
Liz
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of 3 short stories, previously released as part of the Bookshots series. All had good plots and were action-packed so ideal for a quick read.
Connie
Feb 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF. I listened to this audiobook. The story was stupid and the narrator was horrible. That’s about it.
Matt
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another walk-the-dog audiobook. This was three stories and all were fun to lsiten to and very entertaining. The endings all had inniovative twists. Recommend this if you're going on a road trip. ...more
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
This book was actually three different stories in one.

The first is Dead Man Running:

This book featured Dr. Randall Beck who is a psychiatrist who is also dying of brain cancer. Most of his patients are dealing with some type of traumatic event that he is helping them work through. When a new client shows up at his office and then is gunned down right after the appointment, Dr. Beck has lots of questions, but he's not getting the answers. In order to get the answers, he will have to risk his own
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Karen
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the kind of book you pick up at the drugstore when you are going to be sitting in a waiting room for a while and you realize you left your book at home...and the only other options are cheesy romances, Christian non-fiction, and a slew of gun and car magazines. Anyway, that's my story. I paid for it, so I had to read it.
Three bookshots, James Patterson's fancy word for novellas. His name may be the first thing you see on the cover, but none of the stories are by him and I think it is a
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Wonda
Aug 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
1...I couldn't get passed the awful attempt at a knockoff version of Gregory House!!! Sorry folks...there is only one...A psychiatrist...Sorry, Next!! ...more
Dorel
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only story I liked is Dead Man Running in this book of short stories. It had action & a really good storyline.
Sarah-Grace (Azrael865)
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
Good if you are in the mood for an exaggerated and unbelievable action packed adventure story....or three. Perfect if you want to wind down and not have to think.
Lynn Winkelmann
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had 3 stories. Loved them all.
Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
THE 13-MINUTE MURDER is an interesting concept. The book contains three separate short thrillers (including the title story), each written by James Patterson and a different author. It’s an entertaining presentation, and a convenient one, giving readers a compact volume with varied selections to enjoy either while waiting for whatever appointment one might encounter or during scheduled reading time. Anything that encourages and facilitates the act of reading is to be praised, and Patterson is a ...more
Joan
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it
A trilogy of murderous mayhem . . . .

“Dead Man Running” pits psychiatrist Randall Beck against a clandestine group plotting murder at a political debate. They’re determined to eliminate their candidate’s opposition, a woman who just happens to be the President of the United States.
“113 Minutes” follows a grieving mother who takes the law into her own hands as she sets out to expose her teenaged son’s murderer.
“The 13-Minute Murder” finds Michael Ryan, reputed to be the world’s fastest hit man,
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Donna
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are 3 short stories in this book. I would call them novellas but author Patterson usually calls them bookshots.

Dead Man Running: Psychiatrist Randall Beck witnesses the shooting of one of his patients. Then someone tries to kill him as he uncovers a plot at the highest level of government. The book is full of action and had a nice ending. I rate it 3 stars.

113 Minutes: Molly Rourke's 15 year old son dies from crystal meth. She knows who sold him the drugs and plots revenge with her brother
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Brooke
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
The three books were okay as a whole. The first book, "Dead Man Running", was exceptional. The second was medioker after reading the first. The last was good as well but yet again it just didn't compare. I recommend "Dead Man Running." They are all good stories alone, but it belittles "113 Minutes" and "The 13 Minute Murder" ...more
Joyce
Jun 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Three short stories of murder in this book. I liked “ Dead Man Running”
the best. They were a fast and easy read and predictable with the usual
short chapters with a lot of action. The stories were individual mysteries
and did not relate to each other.
Kiki
May 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Dead Man Running was the best of the lot. The other 2 were meh.
Rohit
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked the second story the most.
Joanne
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
O.k. but wish Patterson would just write himself instead of other authors as he was a good author by himself, better in fact!
Jan
Aug 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: listened-to
Quick read, fast paced action novel.
Jennifer Brown
Average stories. Dead Man Running felt like it dragged on forever. Not sure why I keep picking up these bookshots when they don't keep my attention enough. ...more
Sheila
Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
When a army ranger is murdered after leaving his psychiatric appt. Dr. Beck investigates and gets in way to much trouble.
Marie Christensen
Meh,not really my favorite Patterson book
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