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A kiss before dying: A Novel

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A Kiss Before Dying not only debuted the talent of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews, it also set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense. Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal mind, it tells the shocking tale of a young man who will stop at nothing--not even murder--to get where he wants to go. For he has dreams; plans. He also has charm, good looks, sex appeal, intelligence. And he has a problem. Her name is Dorothy; she loves him, and she's pregnant. The solution may demand desperate measures. But, then, he looks like the kind of guy who could get away with murder. Compellingly, step by determined step, the novel follows this young man in his execution of one plan he had neither dreamed nor foreseen. Nor does he foresee how inexorably he will be enmeshed in the consequences of his own extreme deed.
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display_description The boy most likely to succeed is now the man most wanted for murder. A brilliant young psychopath goes from honor student, class president, and war hero to killer of his pregnant lover. Unable to stop, he gets away with murder after murder--blind to the one fatal weakness that can expose him.
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series Pegasus Crime
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subject_facet Ambition -- Fiction, College students -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Murder -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Pregnancy, Unwanted -- Fiction
title_display A kiss before dying
title_full A Kiss Before Dying, A Kiss Before Dying A Novel, A kiss before dying / Ira Levin ; introduction by Otto Penzler, A kiss before dying [electronic resource] / Ira Levin
title_short A kiss before dying
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Ambition, College students, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Investigation, Murder, Pregnancy, Unwanted, Thriller