The Perfect Murder [HarperPaperbacks, 1991]

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The Perfect Murder [HarperPaperbacks, 1991]



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New York: HarperPaperbacks, 1991.

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Edition Notes: 

This is the paperback edition of The Perfect Murder, a "literary experiment" in which Tony Hillerman participated. The book's editor, Jack Hitt, asked five well-known mystery authors to contribute advice for a hypothetical "perfect murder" scenario. The book also contains contributions by Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Peter Lovesey, and Donald E. Westlake, in addition to Tony Hillerman.

The front cover of this edition displays the book title, contributor names, and editor name.

The back cover is formatted similarly, describing the idea of the book, and quotes The Los Angeles Times Book Review calling it "A nifty caper."

  • Title Page Transcription: THE | PERFECT | MURDER | Lawrence Block | [rule] | Sarah Caudwell | [rule] | Tony Hillerman | [rule] | Peter Lovesey | [rule] | Donald E. Westlake | WITH JACK HITT | [rule] | [logo] | HarperPaperbacks | A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers
  • Contents: [i] The Experts (contributor biographies), [ii] bulk purchase information, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright, v-vii Preface, 1-243 text, [244] Jack Hitt biography, [245-247] advertising, [248] blank
  • Table of Contents:
    1. From Tim
    2. From Donald E. Westlake
    3. From Peter Lovesey
    4. From Tony Hillerman
    5. From Sarah Caudwell
    6. From Lawrence Block
    7. From Tim
    8. From Tony Hillerman
    9. From Peter Lovesey
    10. From Sarah Caudwell
    11. From Lawrence Block
    12. From Donald E. Westlake
    13. From Tim
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 17 x 10.5 cm
    • Binding: Spot-color paper covers. Along the spine, the publisher's imprint, book title, small skull drawing, editor's name, book ISBN and price are printed.
    • Collation: [i-iv] v-vii 1-243 [244-248]
    • Price: $4.99 USD