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Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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Welcome to the McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts – a luxurious, clandestine college dedicated to the fine art of murder where earnest students study how best to “delete” their most deserving victim. We wind up following three different students as they negotiate the difficulties of McMasters campus and student body. 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?

To gain admission, a student must have an ethical reason for erasing someone who deeply deserves a fate no worse (nor better) than death. Though the book feels overlong, sapping some of its drive, and Holmes never fully commits to his conceit, his farcical plotting, idiosyncratic characters, and witty, stylish prose combine for a fun, frothy read.Baltimore engineer Cliff Iverson, British hospital worker Gemma Lindley, and incognito Hollywood star Dulcie Mown may hail from different walks of life, but all are at McMasters for the same reason: to learn how to kill their sadistic employers without getting caught. Readers of "Murder Your Employer" are peppered with references to certain classes and credos for that very reason. A successful piano player for both the Cuff Links and the Buoys, with whom he had his first international hit, "Timothy," in 1971, Rupert also wrote and arranged songs for Gene Pitney, The Platters, The Drifters and the Partridge Family. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform.

Although I had to wait for a week, It doesn't matter ☺️ the book is packed well and areived at our door step in a very good condition. Set in the 1950s, the author creates an intriguing and atmospheric setting with a cast of interesting characters.A poor condition book can still make a good reading copy but is generally not collectible unless the item is very scarce.

Holmes reports he's halfway to finishing the second volume, "Murder Your Mate," to arrive in late 2024. Welcome to The McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts - a luxurious, clandestine college dedicated to the fine art of murder where earnest students study how best to delete their most deserving victim.An institution that, in actuality, is teaching righteous people to murder the monsters in this world. This is specialty school and world unknown to us mundanes (you have to know someone who knows someone to get in), and it’s also kind of an homage to the highly detailed nature of an attempted crime in a Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie murder scenario. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. As collectors ourselves we know the joy of finding just that particular book for yourself or someone special. I normally have an audio book playing, this was really good, the narration was easy on the ear and the story was entertaining.

He's the one we started following at the beginning of the book, and his story felt less pulled-from-modern headlines. In addition to murder, someone is punished by making it seem as though he liked to have sex with men who dress as women. Cliff Iverson is our main character who, after failing to murder his despicable boss is whisked away by parties unknown to The McMasters Conservatory of the Applied Arts. Cliff’s journey is not the only one either; we also follow Dulcie Mown who’s really Doria Maye (famous actress who wants to delete the director who has started to destroy her career) and Gemma Lindley (she’s being blackmailed by her terrible boss who takes credit for all Gemma’s work).

And that, to me, embraces the very soul of the most important commandment you’ll find anywhere in your Principles of Successful Termination: ‘Do in others as you would have others do you in. With dry humor and an eye for hidden clues, Rupert Holmes imagines a secret Hogwarts-like school that teaches the fine art of pulling off the perfect (and perfectly deserved) murder… utterly creative and deliciously diabolical. At times hilarious, at times a thrilling page-turner and at times deliberately confusing, it is always entertaining and thought-provoking. As Holmes takes hairpin turns from irony back to sincerity for his three McMasters pupils, his zany storytelling will delight fans of The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett, all Sherlock Holmes stories, and even those who love tales of arcane and Gothic institutions. The reviews and comments posted on this site reflect the opinions of individual posters and do not reflect the views of Cannonball Read.

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