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An Absolute Gentleman: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2008

    Insde the mind of a (nice) serial murderer

    Author Kinder takes the reader inside the mind of a well-mannered, shy gentleman teacher, who just happens to be a serial murderer. It's like reading a high-brow version of 'Dexter' without the gore but with the psychological background of the killer intact.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    One of the best thrillers this year!

    Arthur Blume, published author, teaches creative writing in Mason, Missouri. He¿s been convicted of murdering one of his students. The public has painted him and his mother monsters. In his memoir, he intends to rectify this misconception. Arthur narrates his life, not in sequential order, but by alternating between his Missouri present and his Georgian past. As I read about his life, I found myself forgetting this was a work of fiction. It felt so unbelievably real. R. M. Kinder, a masterful story weaver, gives readers penetrating insight into a serial killer¿s psyche. Throughout the book, I wondered if this is how neighbors and church members saw Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. From there, I wondered how well I know my own neighbors. ¿An Absolute Gentleman¿ by R. M. Kinder is first novel that is loosely based on the author¿s real-life relationship with a convicted murderer. As I read the last few paragraphs of the book, goose bumps formed on my arms. What a chilling ending! This book is without a doubt, one of the best thrillers I¿ve read this year. It¿s Oh-My-God good!

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