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Eight Perfect Murders

Swanson, Peter, 1968- Book - 2020 Mystery / Swanson, Peter, Adult Book / Fiction / Mystery / General / Swanson, Peter None on shelf 19 requests on 4 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction's most ingenious murders.-- Amazon.
"Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack--which he titled "Eight Perfect Murders"--chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie's A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin's Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History. But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She's looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal's old list. And the FBI agent isn't the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is killer is out there, watching his every move--a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal's personal history, especially the secrets he's never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife. To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn't count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead--and the noose around Mal's neck grows so tight he might never escape" -- Amazon.com

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Fun read for mystery fans! submitted by AGAPHD on June 15, 2020, 9:57pm I really enjoyed this one -- couldn't put it down. The references to other mysteries makes it a fun (albeit spoiler-y) read for mystery fans.

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PUBLISHED
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 270 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780062838209
0062838202

SUBJECTS
United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Employees -- Fiction.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction.
Widowers -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.