Perish the Day: A Thriller (Hardcover)

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Perish the Day is a riveting new mystery from John Farrow, an author who "brings a literary fiction writer's sensitivity to nuance and feel for landscape to this fine, character-rich thriller with a bang-up finish" (Booklist).

A co-ed is found murdered on campus, her body scarcely touched. The killer paid meticulous attention to the aesthetics of his crime. Coincidentally (or not), a college custodian is also found dead.

While an epic rainstorm assails the Holyoake, New Hampshire campus, overflowing rivers and taking down power lines, a third crime scene is revealed: a professor, formerly a spy, has been shot dead in his home. A mysterious note is found that warned him to run.

Each victim is connected to the Dowbiggin School of International Relations, yet none seems connected to the other. The dead student was a close friend of Sergeant-Detective Emile Cinq-Mars's niece, so he puts his nose in; when internecine battles between police departments create a rift, he covertly slips into the crevice so he can be involved in the investigation.

Coming up against campus secrets, Emile Cinq-Mars must uncover the links between disparate groups quickly before the next victim is selected for an elaborate initiation into murder.

About the Author


JOHN FARROW is the pen name of Trevor Ferguson, a literary legend in his native Canada. He has written over a dozen novels and several plays, all to extraordinary acclaim, and was named Canada's best novelist in both Books in Canada and the Toronto Star. He makes regular visits to the U.S. to attend conferences like Bouchercon and Thrillerfest. He is the author of The Storm Murders and Seven Days Dead, the previous books in his Storm Murders series.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250057709
ISBN-10: 1250057701
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Storm Murders Trilogy