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Book Eight Perfect Murders

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 0062838210
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book Eight Perfect Murders written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times bestseller “Swanson rips us from one startling plot twist to the next… A true tour de force.” —Lisa Gardner “[A] multilayered mystery that brims with duplicity, betrayal and revenge.” —USA Today From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing 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 Deathtrap, A. A. Milne's The 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 The 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. The 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.

Book Rules for Perfect Murders

Download or read book Rules for Perfect Murders written by Peter Swanson and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Book Nine Lives

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  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2022-03-15
  • ISBN : 0062980092
  • Pages : 287 pages

Download or read book Nine Lives written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[A] smartly entertaining reimagining of Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None… Swanson cunningly plays with readers’ heads as we hope so-and-so gets it next.”— Washington Post If you’re on the list, someone wants you dead. From the New York Times bestselling author of Eight Perfect Murders comes the heart-pounding story of nine strangers who receive a cryptic list with their names on it—and then begin to die in highly unusual circumstances. Nine strangers receive a list with their names on it in the mail. Nothing else, just a list of names on a single sheet of paper. None of the nine people know or have ever met the others on the list. They dismiss it as junk mail, a fluke—until very, very bad things begin happening to people on the list. First, a well-liked old man is drowned on a beach in the small town of Kennewick, Maine. Then, a father is shot in the back while running through his quiet neighborhood in suburban Massachusetts. A frightening pattern is emerging, but what do these nine people have in common? Their professions range from oncology nurse to aspiring actor, and they’re located all over the country. So why are they all on the list, and who sent it? FBI agent Jessica Winslow, who is on the list herself, is determined to find out. Could there be some dark secret that binds them all together? Or is this the work of a murderous madman? As the mysterious sender stalks these nine strangers, they find themselves constantly looking over their shoulders, wondering who will be crossed off next…

Book All the Beautiful Lies

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  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 0062427075
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read book All the Beautiful Lies written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder—a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Patricia Highsmith. Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an "otherworldly" way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father. Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way. Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.

Book Rules for Perfect Murders

Download or read book Rules for Perfect Murders written by Peter Swanson and published by . This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The brilliantly twisty and intelligent thriller from Peter Swanson.

Book The Kind Worth Killing

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  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • ISBN : 006226754X
  • Pages : 278 pages

Download or read book The Kind Worth Killing written by Peter Swanson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2015-02-03 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A devious tale of psychological suspense perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train—and is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland. In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train… On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché. But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . . Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth. Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

Book A Talent for Murder

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  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2024-06-11
  • ISBN : 006320505X
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book A Talent for Murder written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2024-06-11 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A newlywed librarian begins to suspect the man she married might be a murderer—in this spectacularly twisty and deviously clever novel by Peter Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing and Eight Perfect Murders. Martha Ratliff conceded long ago that she’d likely spend her life alone. She was fine with it, happy with her solo existence, stimulated by her job as an archival librarian, constantly surrounded by thought-provoking ideas and the books she loved. But then she met Alan, a charming and sweet-natured divorcee with a job that took him on the road for half the year. When he asked her to marry him, she said yes, even though he still felt a little bit like a stranger. A year in and the marriage was good, except for that strange blood streak on the back of one of his shirts he’d worn to a conference in Denver. Her curiosity turning to suspicion, Martha investigates the cities Alan visited over the past year and uncovers a disturbing pattern—five unsolved cases of murdered women. Is she married to a serial killer? Or could it merely be a coincidence? Unsure what to think, Martha contacts an old friend from graduate school for advice. Lily Kintner once helped Martha out of a jam with an abusive boyfriend and may have some insight. Intrigued, Lily offers to meet Alan to find out what kind of man he really is . . . but what Lily uncovers is more perplexing and wicked than they ever could have expected.

Book The Kind Worth Saving

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  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2023-03-07
  • ISBN : 0063205009
  • Pages : 282 pages

Download or read book The Kind Worth Saving written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2023-03-07 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The inventive Mr. Swanson never lets the willing reader down. With The Kind Worth Saving, he surpasses his own high standard.” — Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal In this spectacularly devious novel by New York Times bestselling author Peter Swanson, a private eye starts to follow a possibly adulterous husband, but little does he know that the twisted trail will lead back to the woman who hired him. There was always something slightly dangerous about Joan. So, when she turns up at private investigator Henry Kimball’s office asking him to investigate her husband, he can’t help feeling ill at ease. Just the sight of her stirs up a chilling memory: He knew Joan in his previous life as a high school English teacher, when he was at the center of a tragedy. Now Joan needs his help proving that her husband is cheating. But what should be a simple case of infidelity becomes much more complicated when Kimball finds two bodies in an uninhabited suburban home with a FOR SALE sign out front. Suddenly it feels like the past is repeating itself, and Henry must go back to one of the worst days of his life to uncover the truth. Is it possible that Joan knows something about that day, something she’s hidden all these years? Could there still be a killer out there, someone who believes they have gotten away with murder? Henry is determined to find out, enlisting help from his old nemesis Lily Kintner—but as he steps closer to the truth, a murderer is getting closer to him, and in this hair-raising game of cat and mouse only one of them will survive.

Book Every Vow You Break

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  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2021-03-23
  • ISBN : 006298005X
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book Every Vow You Break written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2021-03-23 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Hitchcockian chills and thrills abound in Swanson's latest mystery, a twisty tale of survival and deception. " – O, the Oprah Magazine A bride’s dream honeymoon becomes a nightmare when a man with whom she’s had a regrettable one-night stand shows up in this electrifying psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Eight Perfect Murders. Abigail Baskin never thought she would fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. He’s a good guy, stable, level-headed, kind—a refreshing change from her previous relationships. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident—and the sexy guy who wouldn’t give her his real name—out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life. Their honeymoon on a luxurious, secluded island will be the beginning of their blissful lives together. Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears—and Abigail’s future life and happiness are turned upside down. He insists that their passionate night was the beginning of something much, much more. Something special. Something real—and he’s tracked her down to prove it. Does she tell Bruce and ruin their idyllic honeymoon—and possibly their marriage? Or should she handle this psychopathic stalker on her own? To make the situation worse, strange things begin to happen. She sees a terrified woman in the shadows one night, and no one at the resort seems to believe anything is amiss… including her perfect new husband.

Book The Girl with a Clock for a Heart

Download or read book The Girl with a Clock for a Heart written by Peter Swanson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears. On an ordinary Friday evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Foss’s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar, a woman who vanished without a trace twenty years ago. Liana Dector isn’t just an ex-girlfriend, the first love George couldn’t quite forget. She’s also a dangerous enigma and quite possibly a cold-blooded killer wanted by the police. Suddenly, she’s back—and she needs George’s help. Ruthless men believe she stole some money . . . and they will do whatever it takes to get it back. George knows Liana is trouble. But he can’t say no—he never could—so he makes a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape. Bold and masterful, full of malicious foreboding and subtle surprises, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is an addictive, nonstop thriller—an ever-tightening coil of suspense that grips you right up to its electrifying end.

Book Before She Knew Him

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 0062838172
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book Before She Knew Him written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catching a killer is dangerous—especially if he lives next door From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder . . . Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace. But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder—an obsession she doesn’t talk about anymore, but can’t fully shake either. Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate? The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he’s planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes that he knows she’s been watching him, that she’s really on to him. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. . .

Book Her Every Fear

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Swanson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-01-10
  • ISBN : 0062427040
  • Pages : 441 pages

Download or read book Her Every Fear written by Peter Swanson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An NPR Best Book of the Year The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller—as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark—involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. The danger isn’t all in your head . . . Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London. When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment—and accidently learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself . . . So how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met? Yet the danger Kate imagines isn’t nearly as twisted and deadly as what’s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real. And much, much closer than she thinks. Told from multiple points of view, Her Every Fear is a scintillating, edgy novel rich with Peter Swanson’s chilling insight into the darkest corners of the human psyche and virtuosic skill for plotting that has propelled him to the highest ranks of suspense, in the tradition of such greats as Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Patricia Highsmith, and James M. Cain.

Book Mystery Tribune   Issue No12

Download or read book Mystery Tribune Issue No12 written by Tom Barlow and published by Mystery Tribune. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our 240 page Issue No12, Winter 2020 edition of Mystery Tribune is a must-have featuring Tom Barlow, Lisa Black, Drew Buxton, Sara Garland, Robert Pope, Brian Silverman, and more. Winter 2020 features: A curated collection of short fiction including stories by Tom Barlow, Lisa Black, Drew Buxton, Sara Garland, Robert Pope, Brian Silverman, TJ Staneart, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and William Wilcox. Interviews and Reviews by Andrea Bartz, Hector Acosta, Tobias Carroll, and Charles Perry. Art and Photography by Chantal Convertini, Karen Jerzyk, Joël Sanguinetti and more. This issue also features a preview of the new graphic novel Bloodborne Volume 4: The Veil, Torn Asunder by Ales Kot (Author) and Piotr Kowalski (Illustrator). NY Times Bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman has called Mystery Tribune “a cut above” and mystery grand masters Lawrence Block and Max Allan Collins have praised it for its “solid fiction” and “the most elegant design”. An elegantly crafted quarterly issue, with a beautiful layout designed for optimal reading experience, our Winter 2020 issue will make a perfect companion or gift for avid mystery readers and fans of literary crime fiction.

Book How to Write  Plan  Organize  Play and Host the Perfect Murder Mystery Game Party

Download or read book How to Write Plan Organize Play and Host the Perfect Murder Mystery Game Party written by Dean Amory and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-10-12 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you have ever wanted to host your own murder mystery party game but you did not know where to start, then this book is the perfect guide for you! Whether your guests are old friends or new acquaintances, a murder mystery provides drama and intrigue, encourages participation and helps guests bond through a common goal: to solve the mystery. I present to you a step by step guide for writing, planning, organizing, playing and hosting the perfect professional quality murder mystery party of your dreams. All the ideas and inspiration you could possibly ever need to throw are included in this guide. x creating the plot x guest invitations x casting of characters x Timeline: Checklist from the first idea to the thank you message x host guide with instructions, invitation, confirmation, reminder, guest list, costume suggestions, name tags, general background, ground plan, character profile, public and confidential clues, goals, additional plots, welcome word, ....

Book The Senator s Wife

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  • Author : Liv Constantine
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2023-05-23
  • ISBN : 059359990X
  • Pages : 337 pages

Download or read book The Senator s Wife written by Liv Constantine and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2023-05-23 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A D.C. philanthropist suspects that her seemingly perfect employee is secretly plotting to steal her husband, her reputation—even her life—in this seductive novel of psychological suspense from the internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish. “A deadly cocktail of medical mystery, family drama, and psychological suspense.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network In this town, anyone is replaceable. . . . After a tragic chain of events led to the deaths of their spouses two years ago, D.C. philanthropist Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery are finally starting to move on. The horrifying ordeal drew them together, and now they’re ready to settle down again—with each other. As Sloane returns to the world of White House dinners and political small talk, this time with her new husband, she’s also preparing for an upcoming hip replacement—the latest reminder of the lupus she’s managed since her twenties. With their hectic schedules, they decide that hiring a home health aide will give Sloane the support and independence she needs postsurgery. And they find the perfect fit in Athena Karras. Seemingly a godsend, Athena tends to Sloane and even helps her run her charitable foundation. But Sloane slowly begins to deteriorate—a complication, Athena explains, of Sloane’s lupus. As weeks go by, Sloane becomes sicker, and her uncertainty quickly turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst. Why is Athena asking her so many probing questions about her foundation—as well as about her past? And could Sloane be imagining the sultry looks between Athena and her new husband? Riveting, fast-paced, and full of unbelievable twists, The Senator’s Wife is a psychological thriller that upends the private lives of those who walk the halls of power. Because when you have it all, you have everything to lose.

Book The Perfect Murder

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter James
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2010-03-04
  • ISBN : 0330520342
  • Pages : 128 pages

Download or read book The Perfect Murder written by Peter James and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2010-03-04 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Perfect Murder is a suspenseful and gripping novella from Peter James, the bestselling author of the phenomenally successful Roy Grace series. Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point . . . Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life for ever, but he's about to get a nasty surprise. As it turns out, Victor's not the only one with murder in mind . . .

Book Perfect Murders

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  • Author : Peter Van De Graaff
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release : 2012-10-19
  • ISBN : 146891667X
  • Pages : 209 pages

Download or read book Perfect Murders written by Peter Van De Graaff and published by Booktango. This book was released on 2012-10-19 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teacher Jane married Head master John Crocker in order to have a family. When she realizes she married a boring sterile man she seeks her form of justice and retribution by having affairs with fellow science teacher Paul Belmont, whose wife Meredith is a few months pregnant, and his best friend, prosecutor lawyer Vincent Myles. The men see it as a bit of a lark, Jane sees it as her only way to get a baby she desperately wants. The affair spins out of control, threatening the men's marriages and careers. When Jane blithely informs Paul she is pregnant he finally realizes what her game had been all along. He feels used and abused and threatened and when an unexpected opportunity to kill her with impunity crops up he acts on it without thinking of the morality or consequences. Johnny, a nerdy student, who constructed the fatal Leyden jar that killed Jane is sent to an institution but local gossip ties Paul and Vincent in with Jane and reckon the lad was treated unjustly. Paul thinks only he and Vincent knew Jane was pregnant, but his wife also knew and kept it a secret believing John Crocker to be the father. When Meredith is told John was sterile she realizes her husband murdered Jane. She confronts Paul but decides to stay with him for their two children's sake. Johnny sees a photo of Vincent and recognizes him as the man smooching with Jane an hour or so before she got killed and realizes he'd been set up . He stirs up trouble by sending Paul, Vincent and Det. Symonds an identical bin to the one used as the Leyden jar that killed Jane. With it he sends a collage of heavily pregnant Jane holding hands with Paul and Vincent, all blessed by the judge who arranged his incarceration. The wives take delivery of the bins, understand the awful meaning and mayhem results. Vincent has a fatal accident trying to evade justice whilst Paul's intended apology to Johnny is misconstrued and Johnny accidentally kills him but is able to cover it as suicide.