The Killing of Jeremy Taylor Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Killing of Jeremy Taylor

Inspector Gravitt must solve the murder of the sexiest man in America, who was poisoned while flying his private plane.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Jeremy Taylor, who was a rising movie star recently was not only voted the sexist man in America, but was offered the biggest movie deal of his career. After learning the news, he was flying up to San Francisco to see his girl friend when he crashed into the San Francisco Bay.

Inspector Gravitt of the Special Investigations Division of the San Francisco Police Department was assigned to investigate this high profile accident. However, Gravitt quickly learned this was no accident, the actor, Jeremy Taylor was poisoned. As Gravitt and his staff begin to investigate the case, they discover many people had both motive and opportunity to kill Jeremy Taylor.

As the major investigation continues, Gravitt falls in love and comes under investigation by Internal Affairs for another crime he becomes involved with. Soon after, two of the Special Investigators are shot at. At the same time he must deal with an important senator who is the father of Taylor's girlfriend and a very aggressive reporter.

The review of this Book prepared by Jeffrey R. Allen

Get your copy of the book

Chapter Analysis of The Killing of Jeremy Taylor

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   lover Murder of certain profession?    -   actors/producers/directors Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Water?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

Books with storylines, themes & endings like The Killing of Jeremy Taylor

Jeffrey R. Allen Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian