Book Review

Book Review: RULES FOR MURDER by Peter Swanson – a crime-fiction lover’s dream!

One of the benefits of lockdown has meant that on my days off, I have actually had a chance to read. Before, me and the boyfriend would head off somewhere to make the most of our time in Australia, but arriving back home just in time for a pandemic has freed up the diary somewhat.

The latest in my library has been EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS (or RULES FOR MURDER in the UK) by Peter Swanson.

What’s not to love for the crime and mystery book editor reading a crime and mystery thriller about a crime and mystery bookseller? The premise is clever and this twists unexpected. It’s compelling reading with a narrator that so draws you in that you can’t help but turn the page. Dark, literary and genius.

My only bugbear is that the narrator does give away the plots and twists to some classic mystery novels – not all of which I have got round to reading. You have been warned. But I guess it just tells me I have homework to do.

I’ll definitely be looking for more from this author and would recommend to my crime-fiction-loving pals and authors! Plus (at the time of writing) it’s 99p on UK Kindle!

Thank you to the publisher and author for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.