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Rules for Perfect Murders

Peter Swanson

The brilliantly twisty and intelligent new thriller from Peter Swanson, read by Graham Halstead.

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From a master of suspense…

Eight classic murders.
A single crime obsessive.
Countless thrilling twists.

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?

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
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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
Critic Reviews

Fiendish good fun.

Anthony Horowitz

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; Rules for Perfect Murders, the 2020 Richard and Judy Pick; and, most recently, Every Vow You Break. In spring 2022, Faber will publish Swanson’s…

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