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The Perfect Crime

Author : Jean Baudrillard
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In this book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective in order to investigate a crime which he hopes may yet be solved: the 'murder' of reality. To solve the crime would be to unravel the social and technological processes by which reality has quite simply vanished under the deadly glare of media 'real time.' But Baudrillard is not merely intending to lament the disappearance of the real, an occurrence he recently described as 'the most important event of modern history,' nor even to meditate upon the paradoxes of reality and illusion, truth and its masks. The Perfect Crime is also the work of a great moraliste: a penetrating examination of vital aspects of the social, political and cultural life of the 'advanced democracies' in the (very) late twentieth century. However, whether stripping away the layers of hypocrisy which surround our smug perceptions of the former Yugoslavia, or deploring the New European Order characterized by 'white fundamentalism, protectionism, discrimination and control', the moraliste is also the deft and disturbing social theorist. Where critics like McLuhan once exposed the alienating consequences of 'the medium', Baudrillard lays bare the depredatory effects of an oppressive transparency on our social lives, of a relentless positivity on our critical faculties, and of a withering 'high definition' on our very sense of reality.

A Not So Perfect Crime

Author : Teresa Solana
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"A scathing satire of Spanish society, hilarious dialogue, all beautifully dressed up as a crime novel."--Krimi-Couch "A first novel that's spread like wildfire by word of mouth."--El Avui "Teresa Solana is great proof of the vitality of the roman noir in Catalan. . . . A wonderfully ironic hymn to the city of Barcelona."--Diari de Balears Another day in Barcelona, another slimy politician's wife is suspected of infidelity. Lluis Font discovers a portrait of his wife in an exhibition that leads him to conclude he is being cuckolded by the artist. Concerned only about the potential political fallout, he hires twins Eduard and Pep, private detectives with a supposed knack for helping the wealthy with their "dirty laundry." Their office is adorned with false doors leading to nonexistent private rooms, a mysterious secretary who is always away, and a broken laptop computer picked up on the street. The case turns ugly when Font's wife is found poisoned by a marron glace from a box of sweets delivered anonymously. This is a deftly plotted, bitingly funny mystery novel. A satire of Catalan politics and a fascinating insight into the life and habits of Barcelona's inhabitants, diurnal and nocturnal. Teresa Solana lives in Barcelona. Born in 1962, she studied philosophy and worked as a literary translator and essayist. She has written several novels kept quietly in her drawer. A Not So Perfect Crime, her first published title, won the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the best Catalan mystery novel.

A Perfect Crime

Author : Peter Abrahams
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“A perfect page-turner . . . Books this well written and involving don’t come along often. . . . Peter Abrahams is my favorite American suspense novelist.”—Stephen King An unfaithful wife. A cheating lover. A loyal friend. A jealous husband. In this stunning thriller, four lives hang in precarious balance—as a cunning killer prepares their roles in A Perfect Crime. Distraught by a failing marriage, Francie Cullingwood enters into a secret affair with charismatic radio psychologist Ned Demarco. But what seems like a refuge takes a decidedly dark turn. For when the liaison is discovered, a seething, enraged genius begins to construct the perfect, flawless murder, manipulating Francie, her lover, and her best friend like chess pieces in a lethal game. But even the most brilliant mind can make mistakes. And soon the intricate plan is spinning wildly out of control—in shocking, fatal directions. . . . Praise for A Perfect Crime “Abrahams gets the human dimensions just right. . . . Each stage of this perverse puzzle has been constructed with deadly artistry.”—The New York Times Book Review “A first-rate psychological thriller . . . a plot filled with Machiavellian maneuvers and subtle irony . . . Drawing the reader unrelentingly through the chain of events, this novel is a must-read.”—The Denver Post “Abrahams has written more than a crime story here. His prose is elegant by any literary standard. . . . Abrahams grips us so closely, line by line, making everything hyper-real.”—Los Angeles Times “A Perfect Crime is a perfect read—a novel of malice and retribution that crackles from page one like a live wire.”—New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer

The Perfect Crime

Author : Ellery Queen
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The Perfect Crime

Author : Cosme R. Colón
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I assure each reader that this novel will keep you alert, interested and on the edge of your seat while you read the same. You will, by any means, try to read the whole novel in one sitting, but it is recommended to read it in about six to seven days or two chapters per day. This way you will be able to absorb its complete enjoyable reading. It is a thriller you will enjoy a lot. The Perfect Crime, is about a serial Killer that travels throughout many states within the United States of America, particularly in the western and southern part of the states. It is a very calculative killer that prepares all his moves in advance and maintains the authorities in check mate. Enjoy it!!!

A Perfect Crime

Author : Carl H. Sneider
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This book is not a crime fiction novel. This is a firsthand report and a true report on how governments or large organisations have succeeded in planning and executing the commission of a "perfect crime" in Australia. It reports on organised, aggravated group stalking attacks being carried out by groups or gangs of persons acting covertly under the cover of darkness with use of advanced electronic devices without cause or regard for basic human rights. Evidence in detail is provided in Appendices to the book taken from firsthand observations or from transcriptions of contemporaneous handwritten notes set down daily in six years of personal diaries. Due to the perpetrators clever use of highly skilled individually contracted surveillance role players in squads of differing and rotating stalker offenders and their training and use of advanced stand-off electronic scanning, listening, sound projection equipmentit has proven nearly impossible for the victim or law enforcement authorities to gather enough credible reliable and sufficient evidence to support the swearing out of an official criminal complaint before the court. Therefore, we have the perfect, practically unsolvable crime.

A Perfect Crime

Author : A Yi
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On a normal day in provincial China, a teenager goes about his regular business, but he’s also planning the brutal murder of his only friend. He lures her over, strangles her, stuffs her body into the washing machine and flees town, whereupon a perilous game of cat-and-mouse begins. A shocking investigation into the despair that traps the rural poor as well as a technically brilliant excursion into the claustrophobic realm of classic horror and suspense, A Perfect Crime is a thrilling and stylish novel about a motiveless murder that echoes Kafka’s absurdism, Camus’ nihilism and Dostoyevsky’s depravity. With exceptional tonal control, A Yi steadily reveals the psychological backstory that enables us to make sense of the story’s dramatic violence and provides chillingly apt insights into a country on the cusp of enormous social, political and economic change.

The Perfect Crime

Author : Chris Taylor
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USA Today bestselling author Chris Taylor doesn’t disappoint with her latest book. Jessica Wolfe’s career as a lawyer at the prestigious Sydney Legal was going from strength to strength until her brother, Alistair Wolfe, decided to get involved in illegal human tissue trafficking. Alistair’s subsequent arrest and conviction brought with it a mountain of negative publicity and has damaged Jessica’s prospects of a partnership at the law firm. Despite her brother’s criminality, Jessica is determined to prove her worth by working harder than any other lawyer. Then she receives a phone call from an old high school flame that will change her life forever… Mackenzie Callaway is a successful property developer. A former high school football jock, he’s defied everyone’s expectations by scraping his way through college and graduating with a business degree. Sheer hard work, a whole lot of charm and a fair amount of luck has enabled him to accumulate wealth like he’d never dreamed possible. Then his ex-girlfriend’s body is found in a suitcase hidden inside the air conditioning vent in one of his buildings and all hell break’s loose. The police think they have enough circumstantial evidence to charge Mackenzie with her murder and his perfect life begins to spiral out of control. His only hope is the girl he’s known since high school who just happens to be a damned fine criminal defense lawyer. Can Jessica and Mackenzie ignore the spark of attraction between them in order to save Mackenzie from being convicted of a crime he didn’t commit…? If you love Sandra Brown, Liliana Hart, Karen Rose and J.D. Robb, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Chris Taylor’s Sydney Legal Series. Start reading today!

Pageant Perfect Crime

Author : Carolyn Keene
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Nancy goes undercover -- as a pageant contestant! Ned's classmate Portia Leoni won last year's Miss Pretty Face River Heights Beauty Pageant. But after Portia was accused of shoplifting dresses from a local boutique, her crown was taken away from her. Portia claims that she's innocent, but why would someone want to frame her?

Holiday from the Perfect Crime Poems

Author : Daniel Abdal Moore
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Somehow the resonance for me during the entertaining of this title as an abiding albeit background theme for the poems, was the perfect crime of our existence: perfect because created by a perfect Creator. A crime because we get up to such malfeasance all the time, at the lower end of it, and a crime at the higher end in the sense that the Sufis often mention, that any existence of theirs before Allah ta'ala, any flake or residue of their self-ness, is a crime, a flaw, an obstruction before the Light of God. Only when you have known a saint (wali) of whatever spiritual practice do you the sense of a personality honed to its finest before the divine consciousness, whose actions and words and thoughts are soaked in divinity to such a degree that the person is truly human in its essence and effaced before God in His ever-present and infinitely Merciful activity.

The Perfect Crime An Asher Benson Short Story

Author : Jason Brant
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The Rules have allowed Andrew Phillips to commit the most heinous of crimes for decades. He meticulously plans and executes kidnappings, murders, and other unspeakable acts to children. No one has ever come close to solving the atrocities he perpetrates every few months. Phillips thinks he’s successfully committed the perfect crimes. And then he meets Asher Benson. ***The Perfect Crime is a short story in the Asher Benson thriller series which takes place between Ash and Madness. The series is full of snarky humor, nonstop action, and scary thrills.***

The Almost Perfect Crime and Other Award Winning Stories of New York

Author : Bob Natiello
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"The Almost Perfect Crime" is a gripping collection of fiction and nonfiction stories. They spill over with action and colorful, one-of-a-kind characters who face criminal, humorous and romantic situations in New York and other big eastern cities.

Creativity

Author : Philippe Petit
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In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist’s Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible. Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime. Making the reader his accomplice, Petit reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to pulling off the “coup” itself—executing a finished work. The strategies and insights he shares will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers) and practitioners of the non-performing arts (painters, writers, sculptors), and also with ordinary mortals in search of fresh ways of tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday existence.

Perfect Crime A DI Callanach Thriller Book 5

Author : Helen Fields
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Your darkest moment is your most vulnerable...

The Perfect Crime

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The Picture Perfect Crime

Author : Jahnna N. Malcolm
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In a collection of mini-mysteries, Mr. Boddy invites his six best friends to be guests at his mansion for the weekend, providing the setting for crimes which readers must try to solve.

Perfect Crime

Author : David Weiss
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Book length poem by David weiss.

A Perfect Crime

Author : A Yi
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On a normal day in provincial China, a teenager goes about his regular business, but he’s also planning the brutal murder of his only friend. He lures her over, strangles her, stuffs her body into the washing machine and flees town, whereupon a perilous game of cat-and-mouse begins. A shocking investigation into the despair that traps the rural poor as well as a technically brilliant excursion into the claustrophobic realm of classic horror and suspense, A Perfect Crime is a thrilling and stylish novel about a motiveless murder that echoes Kafka’s absurdism, Camus’ nihilism and Dostoyevsky’s depravity. With exceptional tonal control, A Yi steadily reveals the psychological backstory that enables us to make sense of the story’s dramatic violence and provides chillingly apt insights into a country on the cusp of enormous social, political and economic change.

Almost Perfect Crimes

Author : Hy Conrad
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Presents seventeen short crime stories with sections giving clues and solutions for each.

The Perfect Crime

Author : Fergus Mason
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Leopold and Loeb were two wealthy law students who could buy anything. But they wanted the one thing that no amount of money could buy: life. They wanted to create the Perfect Crime--to kidnap and murder a 14-year-old boy for the thrill of getting away with murder. The crime was so horrifying that even legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock took notice, and wrote and directed his version of the story: Rope. But the real story of the Rope is much more brutal and suspenseful than even Hitchcock could do justice to. Read the real history in this thrilling true crime book.