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A KISS BEFORE DYING. by  IRA LEVIN - First edition - 1953 - from BUCKINGHAM BOOKS (SKU: 37527)

A KISS BEFORE DYING.

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A KISS BEFORE DYING.

by LEVIN, IRA

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New York: Published by Simon and Schuster, 1953., 1953. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Pages uniformly browned throughout, else a fine copy in dust jacket professionally restored at spine ends,corners, and extremities. Levin's finest book and written as three books in one: part one is told from the vantage point of the murderer, who wants to marry into a wealthy family, but cannot because the girl becomes pregnant and refuses to have an abortion. This will cost him his chance at the family fortune, so in an ingenious manner, which the reader can follow step by step, he murders her and her death is ruled a suicide. In part two the sister of the murdered girl deducts that the apparent suicide was really murder, so she tracks down the killer. She's got the right person, but for the wrong reasons and she becomes the second victim. In part three, a third sister and her husband bring the killer to a sort of justice. An attractive copy of a scarce book. Winner of the Edgar Award in 1953 for Best First Novel.

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Ira Levin is the New York Times bestselling author of Rosemary?s Baby , The Stepford Wives , The Boys from Brazil , A Kiss Before Dying , and Sliver , each of which was made into a major motion picture. He also wrote ?Deathtrap,? the longest running thriller in Broadway history, and has won two Edgar Allan Poe awards. He lives in New York City.

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Bookseller
BUCKINGHAM BOOKS US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
37527
Title
A KISS BEFORE DYING.
Author
LEVIN, IRA
Book condition
Used
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Edition
First edition
Publisher
Published by Simon and Schuster, 1953.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1953

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