The Kind Worth Killing

The Kind Worth Killing


A devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. Fans of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train will love this modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train from the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart—which the Washington Post said “should be a contender for crime fiction’s best first novel of 2014.”

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché.

But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.

Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail

About Authors

Peter Swanson Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson is the author of six novels including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year, and his most recent thriller, Eight Perfect Murders. His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine. A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and cat.

فئة تستحق القتل

فئة تستحق القتل

عن الكتاب

في رحلة جوية من لندن إلى بوسطن، يقابل تيد سيفرسون فتاة مذهلة تدعى ليلي كيتنر. أثناء احتساء المارتيني، يمارس الغريبان لعبة يكشفان فيها تفاصيل دقيقة عن حياتهما. ولكن ما بدأ بمجرد مزحة بين تيد وليلي أخذ منعطفًا جادًا عندما اعترف تيد بصورة شبه جادة أنه يريد قتل زوجته. وقد تفاجأ حقًا عندما أخبرته ليلي أنها تود مساعدته في قتلها.

عن الكاتب

بيتر سوانسون بيتر سوانسون

مؤلف رواية "فئة تستحق القتل" التي فازت بجائزة نيو إنجلاند سوسايتي للكتاب في الأدب، نُشرت العديد من قصصه وقصائده في The Atlantic" وThe Vocabulary Review"، من بين العديد من المنشورات الأخرى. حصل على درجاته العلمية من كلية ترينيتي، جامعة ماساتشوستس في أميرست، وكلية إمرسون. يعيش سوانسون مع زوجته في سومرفيل، ماساتشوستس، حيث يعمل على إنهاء روايته القادمة.