A Kiss before Dying

A Kiss before Dying

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by Ira Levin
     
 

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A Kiss Before Dying not only debuted the talent of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews, it also set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense. Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal mind, it tells the shocking tale of a young man who will stop at nothing—not even

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A Kiss Before Dying not only debuted the talent of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews, it also set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense. Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal mind, it tells the shocking tale of a young man who will stop at nothing—not even murder—to get where he wants to go. For he has dreams; plans. He also has charm, good looks, sex appeal, intelligence. And he has a problem. Her name is Dorothy; she loves him, and she's pregnant. The solution may demand desperate measures. But, then, he looks like the kind of guy who could get away with murder. Compellingly, step by determined step, the novel follows this young man in his execution of one plan he had neither dreamed nor foreseen. Nor does he foresee how inexorably he will be enmeshed in the consequences of his own extreme deed.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Levin's 1953 thriller dishes up a handsome young man with great social ambitions who also happens to be a sociopath. Not wanting anything to get in his way on the road to success, he must do the right thing when his girlfriend gets pregnant. But for him the right thing is murder. The novel is told from the perspectives of the killer and the girl's two sisters, who try to solve the mystery. Levin's thrillers are always fun. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780762102518
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
The Best Mysteries of All Time Series
Pages:
272

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