A Not So Perfect Crime

A Not So Perfect Crime
Author: Teresa Solana
Publsiher: Bitter Lemon Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2009-03-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781904738787

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"A scathing satire of Spanish society, hilarious dialogue, all beautifully dressed up as a crime novel."--Krimi-Couch "A first novel that's spread like wildfire by word of mouth."--El Avui "Teresa Solana is great proof of the vitality of the roman noir in Catalan. . . . A wonderfully ironic hymn to the city of Barcelona."--Diari de Balears Another day in Barcelona, another slimy politician's wife is suspected of infidelity. Lluis Font discovers a portrait of his wife in an exhibition that leads him to conclude he is being cuckolded by the artist. Concerned only about the potential political fallout, he hires twins Eduard and Pep, private detectives with a supposed knack for helping the wealthy with their "dirty laundry." Their office is adorned with false doors leading to nonexistent private rooms, a mysterious secretary who is always away, and a broken laptop computer picked up on the street. The case turns ugly when Font's wife is found poisoned by a marron glace from a box of sweets delivered anonymously. This is a deftly plotted, bitingly funny mystery novel. A satire of Catalan politics and a fascinating insight into the life and habits of Barcelona's inhabitants, diurnal and nocturnal. Teresa Solana lives in Barcelona. Born in 1962, she studied philosophy and worked as a literary translator and essayist. She has written several novels kept quietly in her drawer. A Not So Perfect Crime, her first published title, won the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the best Catalan mystery novel.

A Perfect Crime

A Perfect Crime
Author: A Yi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-05-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781780747064

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On a normal day in provincial China, a teenager goes about his regular business, but he’s also planning the brutal murder of his only friend. He lures her over, strangles her, stuffs her body into the washing machine and flees town, whereupon a perilous game of cat-and-mouse begins. A shocking investigation into the despair that traps the rural poor as well as a technically brilliant excursion into the claustrophobic realm of classic horror and suspense, A Perfect Crime is a thrilling and stylish novel about a motiveless murder that echoes Kafka’s absurdism, Camus’ nihilism and Dostoyevsky’s depravity. With exceptional tonal control, A Yi steadily reveals the psychological backstory that enables us to make sense of the story’s dramatic violence and provides chillingly apt insights into a country on the cusp of enormous social, political and economic change.

A Perfect Crime

A Perfect Crime
Author: Peter Abrahams
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-02-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345436559

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“A perfect page-turner . . . Books this well written and involving don’t come along often. . . . Peter Abrahams is my favorite American suspense novelist.”—Stephen King An unfaithful wife. A cheating lover. A loyal friend. A jealous husband. In this stunning thriller, four lives hang in precarious balance—as a cunning killer prepares their roles in A Perfect Crime. Distraught by a failing marriage, Francie Cullingwood enters into a secret affair with charismatic radio psychologist Ned Demarco. But what seems like a refuge takes a decidedly dark turn. For when the liaison is discovered, a seething, enraged genius begins to construct the perfect, flawless murder, manipulating Francie, her lover, and her best friend like chess pieces in a lethal game. But even the most brilliant mind can make mistakes. And soon the intricate plan is spinning wildly out of control—in shocking, fatal directions. . . . Praise for A Perfect Crime “Abrahams gets the human dimensions just right. . . . Each stage of this perverse puzzle has been constructed with deadly artistry.”—The New York Times Book Review “A first-rate psychological thriller . . . a plot filled with Machiavellian maneuvers and subtle irony . . . Drawing the reader unrelentingly through the chain of events, this novel is a must-read.”—The Denver Post “Abrahams has written more than a crime story here. His prose is elegant by any literary standard. . . . Abrahams grips us so closely, line by line, making everything hyper-real.”—Los Angeles Times “A Perfect Crime is a perfect read—a novel of malice and retribution that crackles from page one like a live wire.”—New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer

Perfect Crime A DI Callanach Thriller Book 5

Perfect Crime  A DI Callanach Thriller  Book 5
Author: Helen Fields
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780008275228

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Don’t miss the new, devastatingly good thriller from Helen Fields, One for Sorrow. Coming February 2022 and available to pre-order now! ‘This is one of the best crime fiction series out there... Helen Fields always delivers gripping, compelling, thrilling and tense stories full of intriguing characters.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Her Perfect Crime

Her Perfect Crime
Author: Elle Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-03-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798718983999

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The dead tell no tales. And the unspeakable evil they know of, may be one that would forever remain buried six feet under... How do you solve an unsolvable string of robberies that leaves a bloody trail of murder and mayhem? FBI agent Blake Wilder is all too familiar with unsolved cases. Plagued by the mysterious tragedies that destroyed her family. She made it her life mission to solve crime and punish the evil doers in this world. This time Blake takes on an unsolved case from her early career, one that spans half a decade. But as she and her team dive further into the investigation, they uncover another string of shocking savage crimes that are claiming the lives of innocent women. As they delve into their case, the coincidences continue to mount until the truth cannot be denied and Blake realizes that they have uncovered something far more complex and disturbing than she had ever imagined. The clock is ticking and Blake must solve this case and make an arrest, or risk losing the killers and thieves once again. And as Blake races to solve the case, a note from someone that knew her parents has the mystery of Blake's deadly and dangerous past catching up to her. There are shadows she's unaware of moving behind the scenes. Pieces being moved about on the board, and a force that's frightening in its scope being brought to bear against her. Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. But how do you avoid it when it comes knocking on your door?

There s No Such Thing As a Perfect Crime

There s No Such Thing As a Perfect Crime
Author: Andrew Hawthorne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2020-09-02
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798681860327

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Claire Redding, a rising star within Police Scotland, is being fast tracked for greater things. Having played a key role in bringing down a major drugs gang in Glasgow, Claire is promoted to the position of Detective Inspector and transferred to 'L' Division in Dumbarton. She is tasked with solving a series of local burglaries which all have one thing in common; they appear to be perfect crimes. DI Redding firmly believes that there's no such thing as a perfect crime and is determined to catch the elusive thief and further enhance her career.The pressure builds on the ambitious young DI when the burglaries are linked to a murder and she is given the opportunity of a lifetime to make her mark! However, it soon becomes clear that the thief will not hesitate to kill anyone who gets in his way as the story races to a dramatic and violent ending.

BAME Crime and Mystery Anthology

BAME Crime and Mystery Anthology
Author: Maxim Jakubowski,Vaseem Khan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 000846233X

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Creativity

Creativity
Author: Philippe Petit
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-15
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781101620076

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In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist’s Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible. Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime. Making the reader his accomplice, Petit reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to pulling off the “coup” itself—executing a finished work. The strategies and insights he shares will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers) and practitioners of the non-performing arts (painters, writers, sculptors), and also with ordinary mortals in search of fresh ways of tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday existence.

The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime
Author: Tom Parry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1907324593

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When 21 shots from a semi-automatic pistol rang out across the Alpine woodland high above Lake Annecy, there was nobody nearby to raise the alarm. In a car, in a lay-by off the single-land track above, were the bloodied bodies of British computer engineer, Saad al-Hilli, his dentist wife, Iqbal, and her mother, Suhaila. Nearby, on the road, lay the corpse of French cyclist, Sylvain Mollier, punctured by seven shots from the same gun. Saad's eldest daughter, Zainab, seven, had been shot, pistol-whipped and left for dead. Cowering underneath her mum Iqbal's skirt in the back seat of the car was Zainab's little sister Zeena - the only one of the six people there left unharmed. Was this a professional assassin's error, or a humane gesture by someone who knew the girls? Two years on from this most implausible crime, French police remain baffled. This book explores the background of the case.

The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes

The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes
Author: Cat Sebastian
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-06-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780063026261

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Cat Sebastian returns to Georgian London with a stunning tale of a reluctant criminal and the thief who cannot help but love her. Marian Hayes, the Duchess of Clare, just shot her husband. Of course, the evil, murderous man deserved what was coming to him, but now she must flee to the countryside. Unfortunately, the only person she can ask for help is the charismatic criminal who is blackmailing her—and who she may have left tied up a few hours before… A highwayman, con artist, and all-around cheerful villain, Rob Brooks is no stranger to the wrong side of the law or the right side of anybody’s bed. He never meant to fall for the woman whose secrets he promised to keep for the low price of five hundred pounds, but how could he resist someone who led him on a merry chase all over London, left him tied up in a seedy inn, and then arrived covered in her husband’s blood and in desperate need of his help? As they flee across the country—stopping to pick pockets, drink to excess, and rescue invalid cats—they discover more true joy and peace than either has felt in ages. But when the truth of Rob’s past catches up to him, they must decide if they are willing to reshape their lives in order to forge a future together.

Murder Among Friends

Murder Among Friends
Author: Candace Fleming
Publsiher: Anne Schwartz Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-03-29
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780593177440

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How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child...and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century." In 1924, eighteen-year-old college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb made a decision: they would commit the perfect crime by kidnapping and murdering a child they both knew. But they made one crucial error: as they were disposing of the body of young Bobby Franks, whom they had bludgeoned to death, Nathan's eyeglasses fell from his jacket pocket. Multi-award-winning author Candace Fleming depicts every twist and turn of this harrowing case--how two wealthy, brilliant young men planned and committed what became known as the crime of the century, how they were caught, why they confessed, and how the renowned criminal defense attorney Clarence Darrow enabled them to avoid the death penalty. Following on the success of such books as The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh and The Family Romanov, this acclaimed nonfiction writer brings to heart-stopping life one of the most notorious crimes in our country's history.

The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1996
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1859840442

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In this book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective in order to investigate a crime which he hopes may yet be solved: the 'murder' of reality. To solve the crime would be to unravel the social and technological processes by which reality has quite simply vanished under the deadly glare of media 'real time.' But Baudrillard is not merely intending to lament the disappearance of the real, an occurrence he recently described as 'the most important event of modern history,' nor even to meditate upon the paradoxes of reality and illusion, truth and its masks. The Perfect Crime is also the work of a great moraliste: a penetrating examination of vital aspects of the social, political and cultural life of the 'advanced democracies' in the (very) late twentieth century. However, whether stripping away the layers of hypocrisy which surround our smug perceptions of the former Yugoslavia, or deploring the New European Order characterized by 'white fundamentalism, protectionism, discrimination and control', the moraliste is also the deft and disturbing social theorist. Where critics like McLuhan once exposed the alienating consequences of 'the medium', Baudrillard lays bare the depredatory effects of an oppressive transparency on our social lives, of a relentless positivity on our critical faculties, and of a withering 'high definition' on our very sense of reality.

Perfect Kill A DI Callanach Thriller Book 6

Perfect Kill  A DI Callanach Thriller  Book 6
Author: Helen Fields
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-02-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780008275266

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Don’t miss the new, devastatingly good thriller from Helen Fields, One for Sorrow. Coming February 2022 and available to pre-order now! A gripping, exciting read to absorb you from start to finish! He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying.

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-02-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781984896384

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES WITH OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD• Everyone is talking about this addictive must-read mystery with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect. Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger. And don't miss the sequel, Good Girl, Bad Blood! "The perfect nail-biting mystery." --Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Perfect Crime Puzzle Book

The Perfect Crime Puzzle Book
Author: Gareth Moore
Publsiher: Buster Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-10-21
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1789293359

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