Gary Taylor

"Gary Taylor is the author of Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir, the award-winning tale of a true life fatal attraction."
Gary Taylor, veteran US journalist and author of the award-winning true crime memoir, Luggage By Kroger.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 54% (25 of 46)
Location: Houston, TX USA
Birthday: 4 Mar
In My Own Words:
During a forty-year career as a newspaper and magazine journalist, I have covered crime, courts and legal affairs for multiple publications, including The Houston Post, The National Law Journal and Time Magazine. I began my career after graduation from the University of Missouriís School of Journalism, where I won the Walter Williams Award as the outstanding writer in the class of 1969. As a news… Read more



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Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Have you ever returned home from work or a shopping trip to find something not quite as you remembered when you left? "Did I leave the radio on?" "Wasn't that light turned off?" Those shades, had I opened them?" But you just shrug and whisper, "I must have forgotten." And likely that is the case. But, for Catherine/Cathy Bailey--heroine of the gripping British import INTO THE DARKEST CORNER--that response defies reality and stirs her deepest survival instincts. For London's Cathy Bailey of 2008, anything amiss--even discovery of a fork in the tray for the spoons--recalls the experience of a younger self known as Lancaster's Catherine Bailey in 2004, a woman who barely escaped death then at… Read more
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
(Originally published at Basil & Spice)

I first heard of this book while reading a short article in Playboy magazine about the best books for real men. Playboy put this 1952-era crime noir novel at the top of that list. Then I heard that a movie version was headed our way, starring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba. So, curiosity inspired me to give it a try. Like the magazine that recommended it, The Killer Inside Me turns out to be dated and a bit of a bore. Now I'm struggling to understand all the fuss.

As a fan of hard-boiled crime novels and true crime nonfiction, I have tried to include readings from the roots of those genres to understand them better… Read more
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilog&hellip by Stieg Larsson
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
(Originally published at Basil & Spice)

OK--Here's the real deal.

In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the late Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson delivered the literary equivalent of a major league double-play. Not only did he craft a compelling, cold-case mystery yarn in the tradition of Sherlock Holmes, but he also created two highly intriguing characters to drive the action and endure the suspense. This book ranks as a classic mystery told in a modern voice with substantial development of both plot and character.

Although first published in Sweden in 2004, Girl has floated around long enough to have become an international sensation, so any followers of… Read more