Eight Perfect Murders: A Novel

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Is it possible to commit the perfect murder? Malcolm Kershaw is the co-owner of a popular bookstore in the Boston suburbs. His normal day-to-day existence is interrupted when FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey contacts him. She is curious about a number of murders that have been committed recently, and how they relate to an old blog post from Kershaw. The post, which was to promote the store, regaled the reader with Kershaw’s list of eight perfect murders from fiction. The victims share little in common, with the exception of less-than-stellar reputations. As Kershaw listens to the victims and their respective methods of demise, one victim is familiar. He keeps the information to himself. He decides to aid Agent Mulvey in looking at the titles mentioned in his list and looking for other possible deaths connected to the list. As Malcolm dives into the past, his own skeletons threaten to be disinterred with disastrous consequences. Is Malcolm a person of interest, a potential victim on an ever-growing list?

Eight Perfect Murders is the latest entry in the growing library of nail-biting suspense penned by Peter Swanson. The tension builds with each chapter, the reader quietly pondering when the next body will fall. The characters are well-written, smart dialogue in abundance. As the book hits each prospective fork in the road, the reader will gladly follow the journey anywhere and be rewarded. A+

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2020-03-03
ISBN 9780062838209
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Issue March 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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