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Guests have come to expect the best when staying at the Metro Star Hotel. Normally a safe haven and a popular place for relaxation and recreation, things have changed dramatically. Lately, its sense of security is shattered. A murderer is lurking inside the hotel. As the murders continue, it’s up to Detective Young to decipher the conflicting information, uncover the secreGuests have come to expect the best when staying at the Metro Star Hotel. Normally a safe haven and a popular place for relaxation and recreation, things have changed dramatically. Lately, its sense of security is shattered. A murderer is lurking inside the hotel. As the murders continue, it’s up to Detective Young to decipher the conflicting information, uncover the secrets, and see through the lies of everyone at the hotel. Mystery Thriller & Suspense: “Metro Star Murders” A Horror Crime Fiction Detective Murder Mysteries book as part of Conspiracy Thrillers with Serial Killers is a thriller that includes a mix of suspense, surprises, and emotion, while providing an honest look at the world around us. As secrets begin to surface, and clues are uncovered, look into the minds of the staff and the owner and try to determine who the killer is. But, you must act quickly as the body count rises. ...

Title : metro star murders
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ISBN : 20695564
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 209 Pages
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metro star murders Reviews

  • Marley
    2019-06-17 15:35

    I got this free on Kindle, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the book takes place in Columbus., ,y hometown. Who doesn't like the idea of a serial killer in a Cowttown hotel? The only problem is that it quickly became apparent that the story could take place anywhere. While I'm fine with poetic licence, I expect some local color; some reference to real things and places. Columbus just seems thrown in. The only local reference is Vets Memorial and that in passing. Youoo'd think High Street didn't exist. And what with The University of Ohio? There is no such thing. It's either Ohio State (Columbus) or Ohio University (Athens)I want to assure readers that there are no scantily clad streetwalkers hanging out downtown. Not that we don't have pros, but the ones who "work" downtown work high end outcall and you seldom see them.(You might try NW Columbus for discount services. The Red Carpet Inn was recently shut down by the cops) We do, however, have a variety of droolers, delusionals, truants, Statehouse aides, and lawyers oon the street. Lots of lawyers. Pot dealers don't stand in front hotels either. Nor to drug lords knock off trops of cops.Finaly, the characters don't talk like people in Columbus. We are not a town full of uptight, tight-ass judgmental anti-sex nuts. We have one of the largest gay populations in the country. And why would the onsite-owner be described as "over-worrying" her situation? Wouldn't anybody be more than passingly concerned if 13 guests were murdered in their hotel over a couple weeks time? Anyway, I do like the idea of a serial killer running amok at a downtown hotel. The book reads like a first draft where the author was just getting the story out. I'd love to see a well-developed versoins, not a draft. I looked over some other work by James Kipling and it seems much higher quality than Metro Star, so I''m really stumped.

  • Jay Douglass
    2019-05-28 18:40

    This is a classic 'Who done it?' murder mystery in the Agatha Christie mold.That said unlike her novels which tend to focus on sophisticated highbrow characters, staying in 5 star places, The Metro Star Hotel featured in Metro Star Murders ain't no Ritz.But Kipling like the great Christie manages to pull off a well paced suspenseful yarn with quirky characters and one twist and turn after another in the plot.If you're into conspiracy thrillers then you'll like this book.This should be a crime fiction best seller.It's that well written.I read it on my Kindle and couldn't put it down.Think Murder on the Orient Express meets Psycho.

  • Patricia Curtis
    2019-06-05 16:44

    Horrible writing

  • Laura Pittard
    2019-05-22 18:46

    Stupid. Total waste of time.

  • Janette
    2019-05-26 19:52

    Not written well at all. The characters are extremely flat and the pace is slow.

  • Tina
    2019-05-31 16:36

    Wish I could give it less than one star. The book was free, but that was too much for it!

  • Melissa
    2019-05-27 15:50

    Got this book free. I always try to finish any book I start, and since it was short, I did with this one as well... I thought the premise was good, but it was so poorly written that I started skipping whole paragraphs just to finish the book.

  • Zeb Kantrowitz
    2019-06-05 14:40

    Things have been normal at the Metro Star, a top of the line hotel in a declining area of Columbus Ohio. There are few draws in the downtown area, the only professional team in town is the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. The neighborhood behind the hotel has become the home to drug dealers and prostitutes. The hotel has been turning a blind eye to the “Lady” visitors that some hotel clients invite to their rooms. But since the hotel makes good profits from the in-room porno movies, to prevent clients from having ‘company’ would be hypocritical.One morning security is called to a room by housekeeping. They can’t get in because the inside bolt has been set. When the door is forced open, the client is found dead in his bed but it’s hard to tell what killed him. He appears to have been strangled. Another client is found in the same way a few days later. So this appears to be a “locked room” mystery.But that’s not how Kipling treats this story. The last part of the novel is a telling of what happened to the people from the Hotel and Hotel itself after the murderer had been caught. This part seems like a class report where people’s actions are listed for all to see but it’s boring. Unfortunately, what could have been an interesting idea is just wasted in a story that doesn’t hold your interest. The characters are all like billboards and serve little purpose except to hang the story. Poor effort.Zeb Kantrowitz

  • Spyder Collins
    2019-05-27 12:48

    Hideous murders committed within the hotel have the guests spooked and the proprietor, one Sandra Jones mystified. The killings are not subtle by any stretch. They are gruesome and well drawn out by the author. Atmosphere of a haunting nature resides between the pages, which I love. As with other stories in this vein, everyone and no one is a suspect. The tale weaves around guests and staff, leaving the reader to be the detective.I am not much of a serial killer reader and not much for suspense but admittedly, Metro Star Murders had me guessing, ponder and getting involved. That is saying something. To say the storyline is predictable in a sense is true but what unfolds between the pages will take you on a few detours. I did enjoy the central character of Michael Young, the detective. I don’t know about you but police in many books leave me cheering for the bad guy. Here, I believe you will be on Michael’s side.

  • Roxanne Reyes
    2019-05-31 16:59

    Overall the story was fine but lacking in the excitement and thrills area. With several grammatical errors which I can overlook considering the book was free from Amazon. Seems a good attempt for a novice writer and glad that the murders were not gruesome. As a matter of fact the novel contained very little description of the murders and deaths. The topic of illegal immigrants working in the States for less than what legal workers get paid was mentioned and I agree with the author that most jobs despised and not wanted by citizens get done by immigrants usually with outstanding results as these people are eager to come and work in America doing any kind of job that will enable them to earn a little money to send the family back home. The killer's identity surprised me. Only took me two days to finish the book.

  • Mike
    2019-05-22 16:49

    This was an interesting mystery; it definitely had a whole bunch of available "suspects" that kept you on your toes to try and remember who was who and there were quite a few typos as well- granted t hey were real words for the most part that most spell checkers would have missed but still, a little annoying. I have to say, for the most part, I found the majority of the suspects with personalities that you wouldn't care for but find in every day life, unfortunately, quite a lot. When the killer was finally found, I don't know, it felt kind of anti-climactic to me; there wasn't a real urgency about it or a real surprise for that matter because basically the majority of suspects were built up as solid "possibles". All in all this was an "ok" mystery.

  • Dori
    2019-05-29 12:44

    Good story...bad bad writing. This story read like the book of someone trying too hard to write a book. It just didn't have a readable flow. Very stilted sentence structure, and too much narrative. I think it would have been better had there been more dialogue between characters instead of having so much explained through the choppy voice of the narrator. It almost felt as though the author was trying to be a character in the book. Anyhow, it really probably only deserves one star...but writing isn't easy, so one star for the story and one star just for effort. Definitely wouldn't rush out to read more by this author, however.

  • Peggy
    2019-06-13 18:47

    I try never starting a book without reading through to the end. Sometimes a story just takes a while to get interesting. This is one book I wish I had never started much less finished. The story went off in too many directions, I didn't like or connect with any of the characters, and by the time the crimes were solved I could have cared less!

  • Mary Mathews
    2019-05-18 19:41

    This was a free download and even that was too much to pay. The characters did not seem to like each other, so why should the reader care about them. The writing is overly simplistic. At times you wondered if this was about solving a murder mystery or was it really about back-stabbing coworkers. But in the end, you just don't care.

  • Cindy
    2019-05-24 14:58

    Interesting, lots of side trips but I didn't guess who it was by the halfway point - always a plus. No language, graphic sex, some gore. Recommended for when you want a longer read. TTS-enabled eBook. ©2014

    2019-06-12 19:35

    Disappointing.I had great hopes for this book. It started out very good and then about halfway through the pace slowed down way too much and I lost one.

  • Lynn
    2019-05-18 14:36

    ok - i have to remember I DO NOT LIKE THIS AUTHOR. This book was so poorly written that I felt like taking a red pen, editing it and sending it back to the author for a re-write

  • Faye Hughes
    2019-06-16 17:47

    Good readIt kept my interest but wish it haed not ended where it did. Good for young adults. Kept me in suspense.