Murder Suicide: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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The only forensic psychiatrist writing suspense, Keith Ablow is being hailed as the heir to Thomas Harris.

Keith Ablow's novels delve deep into that dark and deadly place that Ablow, one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists, knows best: the psyche of a killer. Ablow has explored the catacombs of the criminal mind to find out what makes them tick, and he brings ...
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Murder Suicide: A Novel

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Overview


The only forensic psychiatrist writing suspense, Keith Ablow is being hailed as the heir to Thomas Harris.

Keith Ablow's novels delve deep into that dark and deadly place that Ablow, one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists, knows best: the psyche of a killer. Ablow has explored the catacombs of the criminal mind to find out what makes them tick, and he brings that expertise to his new novel, a chilling and emotionally compelling story of the lengths to which one man will go to leave his own life behind.

In Murder Suicide, Ablow and his alter-ego, Dr. Frank Clevenger, return to take on a murder case like no other. John Snow is a brilliant inventor who has made millions from his genius in aeronautics. He has everything a man could desire: wealth, family, even a beautiful mistress. But he also has a brain disease, a rare form of epilepsy, that threatens his most valuable possession -- his mind. Only one doctor may be able to cure it surgically, but at a terrible cost, one that Snow reveals to no one: Snow will have no memory whatsoever of his past - of its emotional entanglements or its secrets. He will be abandoning everyone he has ever known. But the night before he is scheduled to undergo the operation, he is found near the Massachusetts General Hospital, dead of a gunshot wound. Did he commit suicide, as the police suspect - or was he murdered?

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger delves into Snow's complex past and tortured relationships to unlock the identity of Snow's killer: Was it the wife who can never forgive what he's done to their child and their marriage, the son who loathes him, the beautiful mistress who loves him so deeply but can never have him, or the business partner intent on taking control of his inventions?

Only Frank Clevenger can unlock the door to Snow's startling past. And only Keith Ablow can take readers even further into the mind of a killer.


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Editorial Reviews

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"Murder Suicide poses intriguing questions...When Clevenger calls everyone into the room at the end, his solution and its surprising twist reminds us of the best of Rex Stout's master-manipulator, Nero Wolfe. And that's only one of the good reasons to pick up this tightly plotted book."—San Antonio Express News on Murder Suicide

 

“Only Thomas Harris does it more stylishly.” —Kirkus Reviews on Psychopath

“You can see why...Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris.” —Entertainment Weekly on Psychopath

“The suspense is riveting and the outcome surprising in this first-rate thriller.” —Washington Post Book World on Compulsion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429901123
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/13/2005
  • Series: Frank Clevenger, #5
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 178,907
  • File size: 327 KB

Meet the Author


Keith Ablow, M.D., like his protagonist, is a forensic psychiatrist who has testified in some of the nation's most highly publicized trials. He has written four other Frank Clevenger novels, Denial, Projection, Compulsion, and Psychopath, and lives in Massachussetts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2004

    Frank Clevenger is Back in this Clever Mystery

    The pieces of this mystery puzzle are assembled much like an Agatha Christie novel--forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger interviews suspects in a gruesome murder-suicide case--then gathers everyone for the 'big reveal.'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

    Due DUE TO REVIEW I WILL NOT PURCHASE!

    As usual, Harriet Klausner's review revealed too much of the story - can't her reviews be curtailed? Her ongoing "analysis" of the books i have wanted to purchase in the past, as well as this one, has ruined any desire to read many books available on The Nook. Her blabbing must be curtailed. She only has to voice a like or dislike. Harriet, Shut Up!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Lorrie

    Good read. why all of the spelling errors tho ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    it was a good read, but it is predictable somehow. someone who c

    it was a good read, but it is predictable somehow. someone who could have suffer so bad can probably kill. killing someone out of rage, jealousy and selfishness. sad that ablows' novel always ended up very sad. try denial too, you will love it. it's more entertaining and hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Spelling errors galore!

    This would have been an interesting read, if I were not so distracted by all the typos and spelling mistakes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2011

    Great read!

    This was the frist time I read his book, and i couldnt put it down. It constantly had me wondering, who did it. The errors in the book were kinda annyoing, but wasnt to bad. This is definetly and author i like!

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

    Worth Reading!

    This is the second book of Keith Ablow's I have read. I enjoyed the first one just a LITLE bit more (Compulsion) but this book neverthelss held my attention immensely. The plot had twists and turns and you were never really sure who did what! I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2008

    Blown away

    I first came across Keith Ablows work when I found one of his paper backs at a thrift store! I started the book and could not put it down. I have read all of them now and can't wait for the next one!!! A series of books that really draws you in!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2007

    This is an amazing book!

    I just finished this amazing book and i cannot wait to read the rest of Ablows series. IF you like thrillers and forensic psychiatry and how a killers mind works you will love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2006

    Lurved it!

    I really did! I'm personally interesting in the whole forensics thing, and I picked this book up in my local Walgreens and I couldn't put it down...the bad thing was that this was the 5th book...in the series...but I'm definately going to buy the first 4!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2004

    Ablow's Done It Again!!

    Ablow has done it again. Another thrilling emotional rollercoaster ride into the mind and actions of a killer. His main character Frank Clevenger takes us on yet another journey in search of a killer that will leave you breathless and on the edge of your seat. No one does it better. Put this one one the TOP of your must read list-you won't regret it.If you like Lehane, Patterson, Gerritson and Cornwell, you will LOVE Keith Ablow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    Excellent mystery

    John Snow was a genius who made millions from his inventions but the money came at a price. Every time he was near a breakthrough, he suffered a severe grand mal epileptic seizure. Unable to live with the affliction anymore, he decided to have cutting edge brain surgery that could cause blindness or leave him unable to remember any of the people closest to him. An hour before he was due for surgery someone killed him in the alley near the hospital................................ Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is asked by Detective Mike Coady of the Boston police department to determine whether John committed suicide or was murdered, as the autopsy results were inconclusive. By accepting the case, Frank has to look at all the people who were closest to the man, his wife, business partner, children and mistress to see who had a motive. He discovers they all did........................... Keith Ablow is one of the best thriller writers on the market today. His protagonist, a psychologically flawed person, overcomes the abuse he suffered from his sadistic father to help people and to make sure the killers are caught so they won¿t hurt anyone ever again. There is a lot of action scenes in MURDER SUICIDE but the best parts of this exciting thriller is watching the hero put the pieces of the puzzle together.......................... Harriet Klausner

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