The Perfect Murder

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The Perfect Murder

The Perfect Murder Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years Victor secretly loathes Joan and each day Joan is bored by Victor and his snoring drives her mad Their marriage has reached a

  • Title: The Perfect Murder
  • Author: Peter James
  • ISBN: 9780330507851
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years Victor secretly loathes Joan and each day Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad Their marriage has reached a crisis point.Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he s about to get a nasty surprise As it turns out, Victor s not tVictor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years Victor secretly loathes Joan and each day Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad Their marriage has reached a crisis point.Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he s about to get a nasty surprise As it turns out, Victor s not the only one with murder in mind

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    1. Jason on said:

      "A short, sharp shot of crime."This was a fun little read. I'm not sure how believable the ending was, but it was a satisfying way to neatly tie off the plot. This is my first ever Peter James reading experience. It was a fun plot to work through, and I was curious how the ending might play out. As for the writing - it sort of felt like two separate men wrote this book. The first third of the book is written poorly, in terms of genre appropriateness. The writing in the beginning sort of feels li [...]

    2. Bettie☯ on said:

      Description: Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point.Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he's about to get a nasty surprise. As it turns out, Victor's not the only one with murder in mindOpening: The idea to murder his wife did not come to Victor Smiley in a sudden flash [...]

    3. Francesca on said:

      'The Perfect Murder' is the story of a couple (Victor and Joan Smiley) who have been married for a long time, have grown to hate each other, and have each decided that they want to murder the other. This is the basic plot-line that surrounds this novella and drives it forward. Why divorce was never considered by either is unclear and isn't mentioned in the story. That does seem like the logical next step for a couple that no longer love or even like each other but this idea doesn't seem to occur [...]

    4. Dana ****Reads Alot**** on said:

      This book was hilarious. The relationship between Victor and Joan just had me cracking up. The rapport between them fighting was comical. But neither one of them knew they were planning each other's murder. Something happens and I cannot give it away. Sometimes things just have away of backfiring. A must read. Its very short and worth the hour of reading.

    5. Marwan on said:

      That was an entertaining quick-read book. It's about a married Couple, Victor and Joan whose marriage has been falling apart over the years. Victor decides to kill his wife Joan to get out of this life. Therefore, he start planning carefully for the "perfect murder" . He doesn't realize, however, that Joan want him dead too. So the question is who's gonna strike first?, and if he/she can get away with it?

    6. Richard on said:

      This is a clever book from an earlier "Quick Read" series.Existing fans of Peter James will delight in this work that demonstrates his skills and a new reader will be equally pleased by the author's work.As a consequence you will want to read more from this established crime novelist which is what you wants from "Quick Reads".The story is about a tired relationship where each is looking for a way out; but murder isn't all it is cracked up to be. Before nature takes its course, fate steps in to p [...]

    7. Lance Greenfield on said:

      A married couple, Victor and Joan, have grown apart over the years. They have become bored with each other and have sought, and found, extra-marital stimuli. Each plans to murder the other so that they can begin new lives with their respective lovers. The planning is meticulous. It has to be to fall in line with the book's title, The Perfect Murder.The big question, right from the very beginning, is who will succeed in murdering the other first? Or will the murders be so perfect that they occur [...]

    8. Simon Howard on said:

      This is like something written by an amateur in a creative writing class. That's not to say it's bad per se, but its main characters are poorly fleshed out, one-dimensional bores, and the ending is depressingly predictable - almost from the first page. It's a "quick read", but not an overly entertaining one.

    9. Sarah on said:

      I'm not sure what this says about me, but I did find myself giggling most of the way through this.

    10. Rudra Kaiser on said:

      বইয়ের নাম: দ্য পারফেক্ট মার্ডারলেখক: পিটার জেমসঅনুবাদক: রাফায়েত রহমান রাতুলপ্রকাশনী: ভূমিপ্রকাশগায়ের মূল্য: ১২০ টাকাএক_বাক্যে:ছোট্ট এই বইটার মধ্যে পাঠককে ধরে রাখার মতো আকর্ষণ জাগানিয়া উপ [...]

    11. Lorna Gilder on said:

      An entertaining quick read about an unhappily married couple, both harbouring desires to murder each other! Due to the nature of being a quick read, the details are not always there but I've been fortunate to see this as a stage play where the plot was much more padded out. I did enjoy this though and it made me smile on lots of occasions, reading the ramblings of the character's thoughts and justifications!

    12. Tracie Cowell on said:

      This review contains spoilers for both the play and the book of 'The Perfect Murder'.Personally, I found this book incredibly bland, which is about on par with the play as well. The book is a lot more straightforward than the play. The characters, Victor and Joan, kill each other, job done. That's essentially it. But, as both characters are unappealing people, the ending of the book offers a lot more satisfaction than the play.The characters in the book are still bland, however. They are given a [...]

    13. Ingrid Fasquelle on said:

      Dans cet inédit d'une centaine de pages, Peter James se livre à un bel exercice de style et signe une sympathique petite comédie policière sur le thème du meurtre conjugal.Mariés depuis vingt ans, Victor et Joan ne se supportent plus. Il y a bien longtemps que l'harmonie a laissé place aux rancœurs et aux coups bas ! Chacun y va de son plan infaillible pour supprimer l'autre ! Les péripéties parfois drôles de ce couple ne sont pas sans rappeler La Guerre des Rose ! Mais leur façon d' [...]

    14. Susan Barnes on said:

      I found the premise of The Perfect Murder by Peter James to be implausible – two people in an unhappy marriage plotting to kill each other. Why didn't they just get a divorce or separate? Apart from the constant bickering there seemed no motive for murder, no great monetary incentive and no children to consider.However I have since read some reviews and discovered that those who enjoyed it found it amusing, something that was completely lost on me. The characters while not inherently evil were [...]

    15. Labijose on said:

      Like so many couples around the glove, Victor and Joan have grown apart from each other…. the point of each one wishing to murder his wife//her husband and be able to enjoy his//her lover!!!! Whoa! Well, the plot, as it seems, is not quite innovative. Nevertheless, “The perfect murder” develops as an interesting enough quick read. (It won’t take you more than 2 hours to go through it all). The question here is: Who will be the first one to succeed and get away with crime?Nothing to do wi [...]

    16. Grainne Byrne on said:

      I hadn't heard of these "Quick Reads" books - there's only 128 pages in this book and the font appears to be a size 14! Hence my speed in reading it. This is perfect if you want a light read, it doesn't tax the brain. That said, I don't want to diminish the book - the tension and fear is well created and maintained and there are a couple of nice quirks.It's like a sorbet between heavy courses - so I will partake of these "Quick Reads" again!

    17. Jue on said:

      A very quick read indeed, I read this book in just over an hour.The two main characters are a husband and wife who are, unbeknown to each other, planning to murder the other and you know exactly how it is going to happen and its not to hard to guess how it ends either. Very amusing quick read for a train trip.

    18. Christine on said:

      Absolutely hilarious! Peter James' short story set in Brighton about a couple who are unhappily married. The Smileys and their funny ways had me in hysterics. I can see why this has been made into a play. Just perfect! I love a good murder.

    19. Sandy Millin on said:

      This was a very easy book to read, which I think will be ideal for English learners at lower levels, although I agree that the frequent sexual references were probably unnecessary. Giving it to the school library now.

    20. Samantha Cosham on said:

      A good intro to Peter James for those that have not read him before but too short to engross or have any 'red herrings' dangled so the outcome is pretty obvious from the outset. His actual novels are far far betterough still, at times, transparent in their pending culmination.

    21. Youness on said:

      Quelle magnifique fin ! deux amants et deux ennemis, deux morts et deux criminels. Chers M Conan Doyle et Mme Agatha Christie. Le grand Peter James a enfin dévoilé le crime parfait. Que les amants morts restent en paix.

    22. Elizabeth Moffat on said:

      The first book I read on my kindle attracted by the low price this story was short, snappy and humourous.

    23. Etienne on said:

      Une très bonne nouvelle!! Des personnages intéressants, une intrigue bien ficellée ayant un bon rythme et une finale suprenant et très bien amenée. Vraiment excellent!!

    24. Maggie Wilson on said:

      Interesting short story but slightly too predictable !Much prefer his full length books!

    25. Julie on said:

      Simple and predictable. Having enjoyed Peter James' "Dead Simple", I didn't recognise the author's penmanship here at all.

    26. Icewineanne on said:

      Husband wants wife dead, wife wants husband dead - a fun novella/short story from Peter James. Perfect for a commute to work (but you might miss your stop).

    27. Sarah on said:

      Didn't enjoy this book at all. it felt like a story from a woman's magazine. No depth to it; didn't like the language or writing styleessed the ending.

    28. Sandrine Carloni on said:

      116 pages que j'ai littéralement avalées. Un chouette petit thriller avec une ambiance légère et du suspense. Pas courant et très plaisant. Un excellent divertissement entre deux Activités diverses. À lire.

    29. Plum-crazy on said:

      Oh how I love Peter James! This is a cracking little tale of murder with some lovely touches of humour -ltickled me for some reason!It only took me about 20 mins to read - & it was 20 mins of my day very well spent :o)

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