Saturday, August 6, 2016

Review: A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This had everything you want in a murder/crime novel. A poor guy, just returning from the war, meets a girl from a wealthy family and decides this is what he wants. However, this girl is at odds with her father and his carefully planned scheme backfires. There are other daughters in this family!

This was a thoroughly enjoyable novel that kept you engaged right up to the very end. It was written in the early 1950's when forensics were still a dream and cell phones were completely out of the realm of thought. Smoking was still all the rage and it seemed that everyone did it and it was accepted everywhere.

I loved this book and I would love to ask Ira Levin what made him portray all the females as completely and utterly unintelligent. Every woman fell for this guy's line, but then again, I guess that is what made the story so fascinating. He was a ladies' man.

A great read.

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