[Ebook] ↠ Eight Perfect Murders Author Peter Swanson – Bilb-weil.de

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 MurdersYears 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 HistoryBut No One Is Surprised Than Mal, Now The Owner Of The Old Devils Bookshop 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 WifeTo 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 Victims Dead And The Noose Around Mal S Neck Grows So Tight He Might Never Escape


10 thoughts on “Eight Perfect Murders

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    Books are time travel True readers all know this. What an adventure this book was There s no denying that Eight Perfect Murders was a good dealmeta than my usual thriller picks, but I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through the mystery thriller crime genre from the classics to the modern to the obscure.This book scratched an itch I didn t even know I had, so to speak See, I love love lists of books When Goodreads or Buzzfeed or whatever posts a list of 50 Must Read ____ Books or 1 Books are time travel True readers all know this. What an adventure this book was There s no denying that Eight Perfect Murders was a good dealmeta than my usual thriller picks, but I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through the mystery thriller crime genre from the classics to the modern to the obscure.This book scratched an itch I didn t even know I had, so to speak See, I love love lists of books When Goodreads or Buzzfeed or whatever posts a list of 50 Must Read ____ Books or 10 Most Anticipated Books of ____ , then you can bet I m clicking I am such a sucker for those lists I just didn t know I wanted to read a mystery about one until now There s a lot I can t say about Eight Perfect Murders, but I ll try to give you some idea what it s like I ve only read one other Swanson book so far Before She Knew Him and this one was very different The protagonist, Malcolm Kershaw, is the co owner of the Old Devils Bookstore, a place specializing in mysteries One day, an FBI agent enters the store and begins to question him about several murders, which may or may not be related What has brought Malcolm to her attention is a blog post he wrote when he was first hired at Old Devils Eight Perfect Murders It s a list of eight mystery thriller novels that contain, in Malcolm s opinion, the most perfect , unsolvable, uncatchably brilliant murders Thing is, some of the recent murders seem oddly similar to several of the perfect murders in the novels listed.Malcolm gets dragged into the investigation, part aid and part suspect, and it s not a spoiler to say we learn very quickly he has a lot of secrets of his own And, wow, I just really loved the exploration of all these novels Not just the eight at the centre of the story, but many great crime novels Some I knew well some I d never heard of Be warned this book does spoil the plot of all eight novels mentioned in the blurb The A.B.C Murders, Strangers on a Train, The Red House Mystery, Malice Aforethought, Double Indemnity, The Drowner, The Secret History and Deathtrap so you may want to read them first if they re still on your TBR.To me, this book was a celebration of the mystery genre A laugh at its conventions a love letter to its best and underappreciated works Following Malcolm as he tries to piece together the puzzle and come to terms with just how guilty he himself is well, it s quite a ride.I did figure out the culprit , though, and I think a lot of mystery readers will There are too few possibilities to make it truly challenging But I honestly did not care The fun is in the getting there, the thrill of the chase, and the uncertainty of the many small mysteries the book presents along the way I m just that kind of thriller reader, honestly I do not care if you can pull out the shockiest shocker of a twist if I don t enjoy the getting there Give me a good ride and a protagonist who intrigues me over twists any day Also, I have about fifty new recommendations from this book That s only a slight exaggeration.Facebook Instagram


  2. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    Wow What do I even say about a book that has rendered me speechless This book is a thriller lovers dream come true First of all, Peter Swanson won me over with The Kind Worth Killing and has never let me down since I find him and Liz Nugent to be the masters of the dark, twisted thrillers I often wonder how they come up with this stuff Can you imagine their computer search history The stuff that murders are made of Sooo with that being said, listen to this premiseabsolute geniusMa Wow What do I even say about a book that has rendered me speechless This book is a thriller lovers dream come true First of all, Peter Swanson won me over with The Kind Worth Killing and has never let me down since I find him and Liz Nugent to be the masters of the dark, twisted thrillers I often wonder how they come up with this stuff Can you imagine their computer search history The stuff that murders are made of Sooo with that being said, listen to this premiseabsolute geniusMalcolm Kershaw owns a specialty bookstore he carries mystery, thriller books that may be hard to come by He is an expert in classic mystery books and he knows them in and out People travel from all over the country to visit his little store When Malcolm publishes an interesting blog post on the bookstore s site about how to commit the perfect murder, he uses 8 different books with plots that in his opinion would be the perfect crime Not much came of that at the time but years later someone is murdering people and following this list to the tee Now the FBI is interestedvery interested in what Malcolm has to say.OMG this was a thrill ride from the word go I devoured and I mean devoured this book in one single day My internal voice kept saying, this book is so good you should slow down and savor it Yet I couldn t flip these pages fast enough as I had to know what happened This book had so much appeal because not only was it was a very unique plot, it also had a ring of truth to much of it My google fingers were going at warp speed as I researched if any of this has really happened The answer is YES This was like a history lesson for me of authors gone badso fascinating I also discovered many books that were on the list that I want to read Add in a fantastic bookstore cat named Nero that has his own Instagram page and whatcan you ask for I love a gorgeous cat with a historymy oh my if this cat could talk


  3. Dita Dita says:

    I tried to love this as much as I have loved some other Peter Swanson books but in the end, I think it was just three stars.Here s why1 Spoilers Holy crap The books he spoils are some of the best I ve ever read and if I d read this book before I d read some of those Wow, I d be murderous I mean, major spoilers.BOOKS SPOILED The A.B.C Murders, Strangers on a Train, The Red House Mystery, Malice Aforethought, Double Indemnity, The Drowner, The Secret History, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd I tried to love this as much as I have loved some other Peter Swanson books but in the end, I think it was just three stars.Here s why1 Spoilers Holy crap The books he spoils are some of the best I ve ever read and if I d read this book before I d read some of those Wow, I d be murderous I mean, major spoilers.BOOKS SPOILED The A.B.C Murders, Strangers on a Train, The Red House Mystery, Malice Aforethought, Double Indemnity, The Drowner, The Secret History, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Deathtrap 2 Too much talk and not enough action for long stretches C mon, c mon, c monnnnnnnn 3 I like a tidy, wrapped up ending with no lingering questions.Bravo for some great twists, it was, in many ways a great book but, yeah..3 stars


  4. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    I need a Gibberish translator right now Because this is only language I may fluently speak after reading this book Fcjeijfiojopi50ov See I lost control my thoughts again I cannot form a proper sentence There is no slightest chance for me to dislike this book 8 perfect murders based on selected amazing thrillers starting from Christie s epic A.B.C Murders this time the killer concentrated on bird namesthan alphabetical order to thrilling Ira Levin play Deathtrap after watchin I need a Gibberish translator right now Because this is only language I may fluently speak after reading this book Fcjeijfiojopi50ov See I lost control my thoughts again I cannot form a proper sentence There is no slightest chance for me to dislike this book 8 perfect murders based on selected amazing thrillers starting from Christie s epic A.B.C Murders this time the killer concentrated on bird namesthan alphabetical order to thrilling Ira Levin play Deathtrap after watching the movie version, everyone had hard times to consider Christopher Reeves their superhero , Highsmith s Strangers on a train Mr Swanson gives so great details about differences between the Hitchcock movie and the original story which is darker andspooky , Donna Tartt s A Secret History And let s not forget James M Cain s Double Indemnity if you haven t watch its movie, do it immediately to see Fred MacMurray s brilliant performance , A.A Milne s Red House Mystery , John D Macdonald s Drowner and Anthony Berkeley Cox s Malice Afterthought I have to make confession that I didn t read the last three of them But I already add to my MOUNT TBR that I rent hourly for bungee jumping activities Old Devil s Bookshop s owner Malcolm Kershaw chose those 8 books and wrote a blog of them as 8 perfect murders help you get away with them It is not the title but you got his motivation to write this article Now a FBI agent appears at his bookstore, asking for his help because there might be killer out there obsessed with his article and commits murders at the same ways written on those books And as we continue to read about the facts Malcolm also the narrator of the story presents us, we realize he keeps secrets to himself and slowly when we get inside of his mind and learnabout his traumatized love story with his ex wife who died in the car accident, we pity on him but also start to get suspicious about him Why a killer is obsessed with his article Could Malcolm get involved with one of the murders Did FBI agent tell him the truth Could the killer also be a vigilante who brings the justice by punishing very notorious people because as far as we realize the victims are not angels, they have their own crimes and dirty secrets This book is mesmerizing puzzle, combining perfect thrillers plots and subtexts at the most proper places intercepted with Malcolm s fast pacing, brain cell destroyer, heart throbbing story He confuses the hell of us by giving small pieces about the truth We get lost in his head and we are misled by him so many times and sucker punched by unexpected twists we could never see coming I m not gonna talkabout the story because it s so hard to writeabout without giving spoilers and I m not the most trustworthy person who likes to write the murderers identities in the middle of each Christie books and send them to my loved ones You may guess I m not the most lovable person Overall This is dark, intense, puzzling, dazzling, exciting, nail biter, hair splitter, heart throbbing, nightmarish, brilliant book and it already became one of my favorite books of the author Even some revelations still have some small plot holes, I only cut half star and I m giving my 4.5 rounded up to 5 doubtful, manipulative, mind bending stars I didn t get rejected for this book but I couldn t let it root at the NetGalley s pending purgatory so this time I m thanking myself and my husband s credit card to buy this book and devour it at one sit Highly recommending, one of the best thrillers of the year Of course I should have had this bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  5. Meredith Meredith says:

    CLEVERBooks are time travel True readers all know this But books don t just take you back to the time in which they were written they can take you back to different versions of yourself A blog post written on eight mystery novels that detail the perfect murders becomes the blueprint for a serial killer in Eight Perfect Murders This is a compelling, original, and intriguing read about the mystery genreWhen Mal, an independent bookstore owner, is contacted by the FBI regarding a b CLEVERBooks are time travel True readers all know this But books don t just take you back to the time in which they were written they can take you back to different versions of yourself A blog post written on eight mystery novels that detail the perfect murders becomes the blueprint for a serial killer in Eight Perfect Murders This is a compelling, original, and intriguing read about the mystery genreWhen Mal, an independent bookstore owner, is contacted by the FBI regarding a blog post he wrote years ago, he is shocked to discover that someone is using his literary recommendations as a guide to commit murder Mal realizes he has a connection to one of the victims and he begins to wonder if the murderer is going to make him his next target This is a book for those who love mysteries and appreciate the nuances of the genre Mal discusses what makes mysteries so riveting to read He details some classics, and in discussing the perfect murder plots, reminds readers of why some mysteries are so powerful.Mal is the single narrator and he controls every word of this story I got caught up in his tale and was eagerly flipping the pages to see where he was going to take me He weaves in a wealth of knowledge about the mystery genre and throws in some red herrings, while at the same time slowly revealing his secrets When the reveal occurred, I was a little underwhelmed, but then I soon realized I got caught up in the wrong element of this book yes, the mystery of who is committing the murders is intriguing, but what is evenintriguing is the narrator himself This isn t about the who or the why It is about the power of the narrator I had fun trying to unravel Mal s secrets and uncover the web of the eight perfect murders I highly recommend for those who love the mystery genre I received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  6. Mary Beth Mary Beth says:

    Malcolm owned a bookstore He decided to do a blog on his website called Eight Perfect Murders In his blog he decided to make a list of the genres most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack Malcolm finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a clever killer has started using his list of these perfect murders This book wasof a slow burning mystery to me, instead of a thriller I am not a big Agatha Christie fan, so that is why I didn t love this on Malcolm owned a bookstore He decided to do a blog on his website called Eight Perfect Murders In his blog he decided to make a list of the genres most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack Malcolm finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a clever killer has started using his list of these perfect murders This book wasof a slow burning mystery to me, instead of a thriller I am not a big Agatha Christie fan, so that is why I didn t love this one I amof a thriller fan There were some partsthat I did enjoy, especially the ending I have not read any of the books on Malcolm s list There were a couple that I would like to read but I feel that I already know what the books are about because there are so many spoilers This book seemed to repeat itself over and over again I was very disappointed I didn t feel like the characters were well developed and there were a lot of characters This book lost the thrill for me It didn t have enough suspense for me I put this book down many times I did love the ending I loved his books, The Kind Worth Killing and his book Before She Knew Him I love this author and still can t wait to read his next book I am in the minority of this book Lots of others loved it.Several of us read this book in The Traveling Sister Group.I want to thank Edelweiss, the publisher and the author for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  7. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    Guess who got the ARC Me Can t wait to read this one ASAP


  8. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    I have no idea how to rate this book


  9. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    3.5 STARSDo you want to tell me why you re questioning me She unzipped her leather bag and removed a single sheet of paper Do you remember a list you wrote for this store s blog, back in 2004 A list called Eight Perfect Murders As an avid reader of anything that Peter Swanson writes, I couldn t wait to crack open Eight Perfect Murders My first love affair with the written word outside of adolescence was with many of the books included on this perfect murders list, including Agatha Chris 3.5 STARSDo you want to tell me why you re questioning me She unzipped her leather bag and removed a single sheet of paper Do you remember a list you wrote for this store s blog, back in 2004 A list called Eight Perfect Murders As an avid reader of anything that Peter Swanson writes, I couldn t wait to crack open Eight Perfect Murders My first love affair with the written word outside of adolescence was with many of the books included on this perfect murders list, including Agatha Christie, Patricia Highsmith, James M Cain, etc I m an only child and an old soul, so most of my years growing up included black and white Alfred Hitchcock movies and books that were written before my parents were born, so you can see why I had such high expectations for this story going in Overall, I did enjoy Eight Perfect Murders, and I think it will be a smashing hit in the book community.Our story begins with an introduction to Malcolm Kershaw, and we quickly learn how he became a bookseller and why he s drawn into the FBI s investigation of a series of murders that look alarmingly similar to those in popular mystery novels Malcolm has penned a list of what he considers to be eight of the most flawless murders carried out in suspenseful fiction, and the agent who interviews him believes the killer is drawing from Kershaw s exact list Our protagonist isn t certain how he can help, other than to discuss in detail these murders with Agent Gwen Mulvey, but he decides being cooperative is a better way to keep the FBI at bay If you ve read anything by Swanson, then you know that his protagonists always have a secret or two that they are hiding, and it s the reader s job to figure out how big or small those secrets may be Obviously I m not here to spoil the plot for you or tell you how it all wraps up, but I will say that this one has a slightly different feel to it than the author s previous novels While my favorite aspect of the story was the inclusion of these books that I am so fond of, it also felt like the in depth discussion into these novels halted the flow and pacing of the story at hand It s also worth noting that, if you haven t read any of the books listed in Malcolm s blog post and are wanting to read them for yourself, you may want to pick those up before starting this one This isn t a slight against the author he respectfully chose older books that a large portion of the fiction reading population have already devoured, but there are many spoilers throughout this book for the stories in the list Aside from this, I thought the final 70% was well done and found myself glued to the book Swanson pulls his trademark twists and turns, which is always a pleasant experience If you re looking for a relatively short read full of mysterious nostalgia, put this one on your TBR for MarchMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.


  10. Debra Debra says:

    Calling All Bloggers This book might make you want to resist reconsider re think blogging lists such as, your top ten favorite books, top ten favorite movies, or as is the case in this book making a list about The Eight Perfect Murders found in fiction.Malcolm Mal Kershaw is a bookstore owner and mystery aficionado has found himself caught up in a murder investigation when a killer begins using his blog list about perfect murders and uses those as inspiration and begins killing peop Calling All Bloggers This book might make you want to resist reconsider re think blogging lists such as, your top ten favorite books, top ten favorite movies, or as is the case in this book making a list about The Eight Perfect Murders found in fiction.Malcolm Mal Kershaw is a bookstore owner and mystery aficionado has found himself caught up in a murder investigation when a killer begins using his blog list about perfect murders and uses those as inspiration and begins killing people When an FBI agent knocks on his door one cold winter night to ask him questions about the books on his list, why he choose them and how they are connected to recent unsolved murders, Mal is intrigued and agrees to help Mal is an interesting character in that he fully acknowledges that he is not entirely good with people and thehe gets to know someone thedistant from them he begins to feel He has a small circle of people in his life who are quirky and interesting as well Plus, his bookstore, The Old Devil s Bookshop how s that for a name has a cat name Nero who is certainlypopular and interesting than his owner isn t he.Is there a connection Does the killer know Mal or is this individual a stranger who was inspired after reading the books on Mal s murder list As the book progresses, Mal s past and his relationship with his dead wife also come to light Is Mal a suspect or is he just an expert in the mystery genre Are the murders perfect, or will the killer be brought to justice So, I was snuggled up on my couch reading and then there was a twist, a revelation, another twist, another revelation and once again, Peter Swanson reminded me why I am such a fan His plots are well thought out, perfectly paced and intelligent He knows how to keep a reader engaged and had me glued to my seat I love trying to figure a book out the whole whodunit and had my super sleuth hat on while reading this one I did not figure anything out in this book Needless, to say, I love that he had me guessing until pretty much the end Plus, now he had me intrigued and wanting to read and re read some of the books on the Perfect Murder list Plus, those who have been to Boston or live in Boston, will enjoy being able to say I know that place or I m familiar with that street as Mal walks around the city.Fans of Peter Swanson and the Mystery genre will not be disappointed Thank you to William Morrow and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own