Title: The Perfect Murder
Author: Peter James
Page Count/Review Word Count: 168
This is basically something between a short story and a novella that acts as a pretty good standalone to introduce you to Peter James and his work. Originally published as part of the Quick Reads scheme, it was presumably successful enough that it earned publication in its own right.
I was actually expecting it to be longer than it was, but a big chunk of it turned out to be taken up by an excerpt of Dead Simple, which I’ve already read. But the story itself was good, even if the perfect murder didn’t turn out to be quite as perfect as the perpetrators had initially envisioned.
All in all, it was pretty good and I’d be up for going to see the stage play adaptation of this which apparently exists. It’s just a pretty good crime novel with an ironic title following fallible characters.