Perfect Crime

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time.
She commits the Perfect Crime -- and starts an exciting life with a sexy new boyfriend, living off her dead husband's generous life insurance policy.
Until her doorbell rings one night . . . .
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Words: 9,360
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452305820
About Jack Erickson

Author of mysteries, international thrillers, true crime, and romantic suspense novels.

Former U.S. Senate speechwriter, Washington-based editor, and RedBrick Press publisher.

Author and publisher of several books on craft brewing industry including award winning STAR SPANGLED BEER: A GUIDE TO AMERICA'S NEW MICROBREWERIES AND BREWPUBS.

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Review by: The Guilty Kitty on Sep. 23, 2013 :
Wow! This was probably one of the better murder mysteries I've read in a long time. It's a short story but you can not put the book down! It starts off with the clinical mindset of an intelligent engineer. I'm embarrassed to admit that by the way the introduction was written, I expected it to be a male character. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was a female character.

From the beginning the tone of the reader is very logical and cold in describing how she planned to murder her husband. Set in San Francisco, Cheryl is a UC Berkeley engineering alumni who works for a high powered software firm. She suspects her less than successful husband of cheating and sets out to drive from Burbank, CA to Marin,Ca to confirm her suspicions. For those who aren't familiar with California, it's basically a drive from Los Angeles (southern California) to San Francisco (northern California) which makes it about a 12 hour drive! She trucks out the drive and what she does when she gets there is shocking. Trust me, it's important to the plot.

The detail of the murder is described and explained in everyday terms and it helps that there is really very little dialogue. It is mainly a short story monologue. The end of the book is shocking and nerve wracking and had my heart pounding. The only thing I probably would have preferred would be that there was a greater amount of time that passed between the murder and the climax. I felt that it was a bit too fast as far as the chronological time frame for me in that sense. It manages to be both heart pounding and coldly sterile in the way that only a murder mystery can be.
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Review by: Dan Lombard on July 02, 2013 :
Very good, quick paced short story
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Review by: Jason Maurer on July 28, 2012 :
I loved it- was a fast read, packed a bit of punch. Sure, the end was predictable, but that didn't mean it was any less of a good story.
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Review by: jackieone on July 19, 2011 :
Short and sweet. Reminds me of an Alfred Hitchcock-type story. Enjoyed the pace of the book.
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