12 Apr 2020

What can novels tell us about getting away with murder?

From Sunday Morning, 11:05 am on 12 April 2020

Writer Peter Swanson says there are eight examples of the perfect murder in fictional writing, and they have a lot in common with well-executed magic. Swanson's latest novel, Rules for Perfect Murder, highlights a series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie similarity to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels.

Peter Swanson

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