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The Resource Rules for perfect murders : a novel, Peter Swanson

Rules for perfect murders : a novel, Peter Swanson

Label
Rules for perfect murders : a novel
Title
Rules for perfect murders
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Swanson
Title variation
  • 8 perfect murders
  • Rules for perfect murders
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Specialising in mystery books, Old Devils is a Boston institution; a place where tourists come to snap photos with the shop's Instagrammable cat and browse first editions of Patricia Highsmith novels. Malcolm Kershaw, its owner, lives a quiet life, so he's surprised when an FBI Agent shows up one gloomy winter morning and asks him if he can answer some questions. Agent Gwen Mulvey is investigating a series of unsolved murders that appear to have one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie similarity to the crimes depicted in several famous classic mystery novels. Malcolm doesn't know what to say - he doesn't know anything about the crimes, has barely even heard of the victims - but he certainly isn't expecting Agent Mulvey to bring up a blog post he wrote years ago. 'My Eight Favourite Murders', posted in 2004, was Malcolm's inaugural piece on the Old Devils site. Now, it seems, someone is using that list as a template; Agent Mulvey thinks Malcolm's specialist knowledge of the mysteries will help her solve the murders. But with each murder, the killer is inching ever closer to Malcolm himself, and the more Malcolm and Agent Mulvey learn, the less clear it becomes who is investigating whom
Member of
Summary
Years after establishing a literary career through his compilation of the mystery genre’s most unsolvable classics, an unsuspecting bookseller is tapped by the FBI for help solving murders that eerily mimic the books on his list
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848676
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, Peter
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Malcolm Kershaw
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Kershaw, Malcolm (Fictitious character)
  • Government investigators
  • Murder
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Bookstores
  • Boston (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Rules for perfect murders : a novel, Peter Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Also published as: Eight perfect murders
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
000066979675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780571342365
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104059531
Label
Rules for perfect murders : a novel, Peter Swanson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Also published as: Eight perfect murders
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
000066979675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780571342365
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104059531

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