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Rules for Perfect Murders

Peter Swanson

If you want to get away with murder, play by the rules

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9780571342396
Date Published
03.03.2020
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Summary

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

‘Fiendish good fun’ ANTHONY HOROWITZ

If you want to get away with murder, play by the rules

A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels.

The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. Owner Malcolm Kershaw had once posted online an article titled ‘My Eight Favourite Murders,’ and there seems to be a deadly link between the deaths and his list – which includes Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History.

Can the killer be stopped before all eight of these perfect murders have been re-enacted?

‘An ingenious game of cat-and-mouse’ The Times

‘Never less than enthralling’ Daily Mail

‘Tremendously enjoyable’ Sunday Mirror

Critic Reviews

Swanson’s pacing is exemplary. He knows how to ration his twists and where in the narrative to place them... the way he does it is so smart and exciting that you’re just happy to get swept along.

The Herald
Critic Reviews

In trademark style, Swanson’s ingenious plotting throws up tantalising clues and then slowly unravels them through a series of shocking revelations, leaving readers confused, bemused and racing to the last page. Compelling, creepy, and psychologically astute, this is stylish thriller writing at its very best.

Lancashire Evening Post on BEFORE SHE KNEW HIM
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Fiendish good fun.

Anthony Horowitz
PeterSwanson

Peter Swanson’s novels include The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, nominated for an LA Times book award, The Kind Worth Killing, a Richard and Judy pick and the iBooks store’s thriller of the year in 2015, and, most recently, Before She Knew Him. He lives with his wife and cat on the north shore of Massachusetts.

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