The Perfect Murder [HarperCollins, hardcover, 1991]

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The Perfect Murder [HarperCollins, hardcover, 1991]



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New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

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This is the full and detailed view 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.

This is a hardcover book with dust jacket; jacket design and illustration are by Jon Weiman. This edition is identical to the first edition with the following exceptions:

  • It does not have a clear plastic cover over the dust jacket.
  • The front fold-out does not have the price printed in the upper right corner.
  • The back fold-out contains "PRINTED IN USA" above the jacket design credit.
  • The copyright page does not have the numeric series printed below the bottom rule of the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data section.
  • The publisher's logo is absent from the lower right corner of the front cover.

  • Title Page Transcription: The | PERFECT | MURDER | FIVE GREAT MYSTERY WRITERS | CREATE THE PERFECT CRIME... | Jack Hitt | with | Lawrence Block [bullet] Sarah Caudwell | Tony Hillerman [bullet] Peter Lovesey | Donald E. Westlake | [logo] | HarperCollinsPublishers
  • Contents: [i] half title The | PERFECT | MURDER, [ii] blank, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright, v-[vi] Preface, [vii] second half title, [viii] blank, 1-195 text, [196-200] blank
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Hardcover with jacket, 24 x 16 cm
    • Binding: Quarter-bound, red paper-covered boards with white cloth tape. On the spine, the editor's name, book title, and publisher name are embossed in metallic red.
    • Collation: [i]-[viii] 1-195 [196-200]
    • Price: Price not given