Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (Spoiler Free Review)

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

This is the first book I read from Peter Swanson and I have to say that I like his style of writing. Not only I found the story and the final twist interesting, but also I loved the fact that is a book about books. I’m a huge fan of Agatha Christie, so it was a nice surprise to read about it in this book.

What is this book about?

A few years back, a librarian called Malcolm Kershaw wrote a blog post titled “My Eight Favourite Murders” featuring Agatha Christie, Patricia Highsmith and Donna Tartt. Fast forward to the present, few unresolved murderers have called the attention of FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey, who seems to have found a link between all of them: An old blog entry about perfect murderers written by Malcom Kershaw.

I couldn’t put it down until the end. Although I had a hard time following the people and the events of the unresolved murderers and how they are related to each of the books, I still enjoyed this book and I will recommend you to read it.

*Thanks to Faber and Faber Ltd for sending me an advanced copy of this book! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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2 thoughts on “Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (Spoiler Free Review)

  1. Is this just a solid murder mystery or is it more horror/thriller?

    I’ve been interested in it from the premise but im just unsure if it is more murder mystery focussed as that’s only really what I tend to enjoy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Rine! It is definitely not horror. It’s a murder mystery book. Agatha Christie’s type. We have several murders, with a few people as suspects and we need to figure out how everything is connected. Thank you so much for your comment!


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