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Eight perfect murders : a novel, Peter Swanson

Label
Eight perfect murders : a novel
Title
Eight perfect murders
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Swanson
Title variation
8 perfect murders
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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.--
  • "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" --
Assigning source
  • Amazon
  • Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.W3635
LC item number
E38 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Widowers
  • Secrecy
  • Serial murderers
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Eight perfect murders : a novel, Peter Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097365299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780062838209
Lccn
2019017533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097365299
  • (OCoLC)1097365299
Label
Eight perfect murders : a novel, Peter Swanson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097365299
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780062838209
Lccn
2019017533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097365299
  • (OCoLC)1097365299

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