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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 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 the he gets to know someone the distant 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 certainly popular 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. 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 deal meta 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 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 what can you ask for I love a gorgeous cat with a historymy oh my if this cat could talk. 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 even intriguing 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.