Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide

Rupert Holmes

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Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide by Holmes, Rupert
Regular price $28.00
Regular price Sale price $28.00
A New York Times bestseller! From Edgar Award-winning novelist, playwright, and story-songwriter Rupert Holmes comes a diabolical thriller with a killer concept: The McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts, "a fantasy academy laid out like a combination of Hogwarts, Downton Abbey, and a White Lotus-style resort" (Los Angeles Times) dedicated to the art of murder where students study how best to "delete" their most deserving victim.

Who hasn't wondered for a split second what the world would be like if a person who is the object of your affliction ceased to exist? But then you've probably never heard of The McMasters Conservatory, dedicated to the consummate execution of the homicidal arts. To gain admission, a student must have an ethical reason for erasing someone who deeply deserves a fate no worse (nor better) than death. The campus of this "Poison Ivy League" college--its location unknown to even those who study there--is where you might find yourself the practice target of a classmate...and where one's mandatory graduation thesis is getting away with the perfect murder of someone whose death will make the world a much better place to live.

Prepare for an education you'll never forget. A "fiendishly funny" (Booklist) mix of witty wordplay, breathtaking twists and genuine intrigue, Murder Your Employer will gain you admission into a wholly original world, cocooned within the most entertaining book about well-intentioned would-be murderers you'll ever read.

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Published: 02/21/2023
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.3lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.40w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781451648218


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2022 pg. 13
Publishers Weekly 11/28/2022
Library Journal 12/01/2022 pg. 80
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2023
Booklist 02/01/2023 pg. 22

About the Author
Rupert Holmes has received two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and multiple Tony(R) and Drama Desk Awards for his Broadway mystery musicals, including the book of Curtains and his sole creation, the Tony(R) Award-winning Best Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. His first novel, Where the Truth Lies, was nominated for a Nero Wolfe award for Best American Mystery Novel, was a Booklist Top Ten Debut Novel, and became a motion picture starring Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon. His second novel, Swing, was the first novel with its own original, clue-bearing musical score. He has adapted Agatha Christie, John Grisham, and R.L. Stine for the Broadway and international stage. His short stories have been anthologized in such collections as Best American Mystery Stories, Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, and On a Raven's Wing. Holmes's earliest story-songs were published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and he is also the writer/vocalist of several Billboard Top 10 hits, including his Billboard #1 multi-platinum classic with a memorable twist-ending: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)."