A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

Paperback - 2011
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The boy most likely to succeed is now the man most wanted for murder. A brilliant young psychopath goes from honor student, class president, and war hero to killer of his pregnant lover. Unable to stop, he gets away with murder after murder--blind to the one fatal weakness that can expose him.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2011.
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781605981833
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto


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Mar 15, 2016

I love the 1991 movie based on this book, which is a remake of the old Robert Wagner original, but the novel is even better. Ira Levin has a very simple, clear writing style, but builds very memorable scenes and characters.

If you're not familiar with Ira Levin, he also authored the novel Rosemary's Baby (which was adapted by Polanski to make the film version you probably know of). Great writer, give him a try.

Aug 02, 2012

One of the best mysteries I have ever read. It was a definite page-turner all the way to the end!

Mar 21, 2012

This was a good book. It had a very clever idea for a who-done-it that could only be done in a book to be affective(i.e. the use of pronouns instead of the characters name) I found myself hoping the bad guy got away with it for some reason. Clever writing but a little boring on his prose.

Sep 08, 2011

If you like a good mystery, you'll love this book! Halfway through, you'll come to this realization that will have you flipping back through the book to see what you've missed. It's quite a unique plot device.


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