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  • Perfect Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3125353963
  • ISBN-13: 978-3125353961
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,922,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James N Simpson on March 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
When you start reading the back of the covers of the Quick Reads, The Perfect Murder is certainly one of the more, if not the most interesting back cover blurbs. It's by also one of the few quick reads, by big name already highly successful authors. The Perfect Murder started off well, it's basically the tale of a married for almost twenty years couple, who don't just not love each other anymore, but have come to resent each other. Both are disappointed their lives haven't turned out the way they thought they would and know if the other would just die, then they could live the life they always dreamed. Both are having affairs and want to live the rest of their lives with their new bedroom partner. So both make plans to murder the other, both know they have to be careful so as not to be caught. However only one can obviously be successful.

Unfortunately this, who will kill who interesting reading plot, is over pretty early on in the word count. I won't tell you who was successful but the quality of the story does drop a little when there's only one left. The stupidity of the characters lessens the enjoyment as you read thinking, as if you'd do that, no one could be that stupid. It's still a fun short read but doesn't maintain the very high quality and tension of the first few chapters all the way to the end.

The Perfect Murder is part of the Quick Reads series of books to increase literacy levels by encouraging those who don't like to read beyond magazines and comic books to try fiction through cheap priced short story length fiction and non fiction. Like a various author anthology collection novel, some of these individual short story books are really good, and others not that great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shelley McReader on December 16, 2013
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I enjoyed this book but the further I read I realized what the outcome would be, it was a quick read and I don't regret buying it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maggie W on September 2, 2013
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Really enjoyed this short story , very clever with a few twists along the way, reminded me of Tales of the Unexpected ( If anyone can remember that )
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PKVERMA on July 14, 2013
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A fast moving and exciting story, related with all of James' skill. You will start and finish it in a single sitting, like I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lance Mitchell on March 8, 2012
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A married couple, Victor and Joan, have grown apart over the years. They have become bored with each other and have sought, and found, extra-marital stimuli. Each plans to murder the other so that they can begin new lives with their respective lovers. The planning is meticulous. It has to be to fall in line with the book's title, The Perfect Murder.

The big question, right from the very beginning, is who will succeed in murdering the other first? Or will the murders be so perfect that they occur simultaneously.

To find out the answer to that question, and many others that this story raises, you'll just have to invest an hour of your time to read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By skywalker12 on March 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
It may have been created for 'adult education', but this is a great read in itself. Light and good humoured, with a lovely twist at the end. Highly reccomended.
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By whisky on May 30, 2014
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Good characters and recommended it to my wife. Peter James always comes up tops with me and usually set in Brighton area where I can associate with the places
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By linda reese on May 3, 2014
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Easy read...an ending that will amuse you. Not nearly as intricate as Mr. James' complete novels, of course, but a fun, short time-passer
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