Peter Swanson will sign and discuss Eight Perfect Murders (William Morrow; $27.99).
Peter Swanson is the author of five novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; and his most recent, Before She Knew Him. His books have been translated into over 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.
A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and cat.
Malcolm Kershaw, the owner of a specialty crime fiction bookstore in Boston, has published a blog post about eight classic mysteries - landmarks of the genre. It seems harmless enough, except for the unfortunate coincidence that someone is killing people using plot devices from those books, and his blog post is the only thing that connects them. On a nasty, snowy night, Malcolm is visited by the FBI, needing his help to find the killer - or give away his own guilt. I loved this smart, compelling thriller that is tightly-plotted and witty - with bonus points for all the mystery bookseller experiences that Swanson hits right on the head! - McKenna
Malcolm Kerhsaw, mystery bookstore owner, wrote a blog entitled 'Eight Perfect Murders' - in which he listed what he thought of as the most brilliant murders in fiction - years ago and hasn't thought much about it since.
Until the day an FBI agent arrives at the store and tells him she thinks there could be a connection between his blog and some unsolved murders
Swanson has written an exceptionally clever plot, it will answer questions, but still leave the reader with more questions as it reaches it's finale. I can't wait to put this on my recommendation shelf! - Rebecca
Catching a killer is dangerous—especially if he lives next door
From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder—a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Patricia Highsmith.
An NPR Best Book of the Year