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The Perfect Murder-2 Cassettes

2.98  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Five top mystery writers create The Perfect Murder as each presents a fiendishly clever plan for the ideal crime. From jellyfish in the jacuzzi to a traditional dagger through the heart, these scenarios bristle with the ingenuity readers expect from Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Tony Hillerman, Peter Lovesey, and Donald E. Westlake. HC: HarperCollins.
Audio Cassette, Abridged, 0 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by DH Audio (first published 1991)
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Jan 17, 2015 Marvin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This extremely gimmicky book has Hitt query five famous crime authors on how to commit the perfect murder, with the conceit being that this isn't just an intellectual exercise -- Hitt supposedly aims to carry out the murder for real. The correspondence between Hitt and the authors, all of whom are playing along with the premise, forms the 'story'.

The whole thing fairly quickly devolves into a game of who can out-clever who. It was probably enormous fun for the writers involved -- they all faux-l
Craig Childs
Jul 24, 2016 Craig Childs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This funny, breezy book about how to commit the perfect murder has now been out of print for over 20 years, and it deserves a second life as a reprint or (at the very least) an e-book. It would be really fun if it could be updated to include hot new crime authors like Gillian Flynn, Ken Bruen, or Megan Abbott.

The editor Jack Hitt starts things off by positing the character of a cuckolded husband Tim who wants to murder his wife, incriminate her lover, and then walk away with all her money. Tim i
Christina Hedges
Oct 30, 2015 Christina Hedges marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
I got to page 3 and abandoned it. Cocky author. 5 other authors I know nothing about. Read other reviews. The end.
Kathryn McCary
A bit too preciously absurd for my taste: An anonymous stranger asks five famous mystery writers for advice on how to commit the perfect murder. The proposed methods are all fairly preposterous, and the most obvious flaw--that if he follows the advice of any of them, there is someone who knows what he did--is mostly ignored, except when it can be used as a plot device on which to pile some more absurdity. This is one of those cute ideas which should have been abandoned in the planning stages.
Apr 26, 2014 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Funky ending
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Hitt was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended the Porter-Gaud School. He got his start in journalism as editor of the "Paper Clip," the literary magazine of Porter-Gaud's first through fifth grades. According to his biography, he published "some of the finest haiku penned by well-off pre-teens in all of South Carolina's lowcountry".

Since 1996, Hitt has also been a contr
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