A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying : Introduction by Chelsea Cain

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'As dazzling as anything brought off by Ellery Queen or Agatha Christie' New York Times

'Incomparable excitement' New York Times

Dorothy meets a handsome young man with an eye for her inheritance while she is in her sophomore year. They are to be married and her life will be blissful; but Dorothy is pregnant and her fiance's plans are ruined, for Dorothy would be disinherited if her father discovered the truth.

So the young man provides his bride to be with some pills that will solve the problem. Soon there will be no baby - and perhaps no Dorothy either...

A Kiss before Dying, Levin's first novel, earned him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and is regarded as a modern classic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 200 x 132 x 18mm | 233g
  • Corsair
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849015910
  • 9781849015912
  • 38,705

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Incomparable excitement.
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Here is not merely an extraordinary first but an extraordinary suspense novel by the highest professional standards; and you have an evening of incomparable excitement ahead of you. Levin combines great talent for pure novel writing with strict whodunit tricks as dazzling as anything brought off by Ellery Queen or Agatha Christie * New York Times * Nail-biting stuff * Daily Mail * Incomparable excitement. * New York Times * Nail-biting stuff. * Daily Mail *
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About Ira Levin

Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, A Kiss Before Dying, Sliver, The Stepford Wives, and other bestsellers, as well as Broadway's longest-running thriller, Deathtrap. He has won two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Horror Writers Association. He died in 2007.
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10,701 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 31% (3,354)
4 41% (4,396)
3 22% (2,358)
2 4% (468)
1 1% (125)
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