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Also, it was a bonus that I kept imagining the schools dean as Keith Michell's character of Dennis Stanton in Murder, She Wrote. I normally have an audio book playing, this was really good, the narration was easy on the ear and the story was entertaining. After all, when the behavior of another person leaves you no choice but to kill them, their murder is simply involuntary suicide. I'm a sucker for worldbuilding and when it's done well I will eat up every miniscule detail like a little snack and MYE was a whole feast of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory and olfactory imagery and the illustrations were the cherry on top. Merryn on Yellowface: what a wild ride Interesting to read in the context of the Hugo Award shenanigans and Kuang's excellent book Babel being mysteriously declared ineligible when the awards are being.

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes: Bookplate Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former. The concept of the book “A murderer’s finishing school” is pretty clever, and I liked the stories of the M. By accepting all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies to deliver and maintain our services and site, improve the quality of Reddit, personalize Reddit content and advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising. A story with humor that's not overdone, details and "twists" were logical and keeps you on your toes along with characters that aren't the ordinary papier-mâché stereotypes. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.

I was so impressed that the rocket ship that they're in, the one with HAL piloting, when you first saw it and you got closer and closer and closer to it, it was the first time a rocket ship in a movie didn't look like a toy. Let’s face it we have all at times felt the urge to do bad things to those who can hold the fate of our employment in their hands, therefore I will start by saying this is in no way an instruction manual and if I am honest after reading the motivations of the characters in this book I think I will stick to just grumbling about my bosses as on the whole they don’t seem that bad.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Holmes describes how three students find their way to McMasters, what they experience, the classes they take, dorm life, and ultimately, their thesis.The hardback edition has beautiful foil stamping on the cover and end papers with a lovely map of the McMasters campus. Set in the 1950s, the reader learns of a mysterious and exclusive college, the McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts. For me it is the second part of the book where it becomes truly interesting as we follow them as they put all that they have learned into practice, and we find out if they are all successful or not and what happens to them as well as their intended targets. The first chunk of the book is actually just that, with some additional quotes and info from the dean. Murder your Employer follows the stories of three McMasters students as they prepare to, well, murder their employers.

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. 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 follow them through the detailed descriptions of their preparations, safeguards to avoid detection, plans to delete the executive, plans to avoid their own detection, and of course, their alibi.

Darkly enriching…this intriguing tale of mystery, mayhem and murder is the perfect blend of intelligence and intricacy.

Holmes proves to be highly entertaining in this piece, though things got bogged down and left me wondering what I was reading. 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. The three students are: Cliff Iverson, an aircraft engineer for Woltan Industries, Gemma Lindley, an administrative executive of St. In this case, it's a school training murderers -- but only students who intend to murder one person who really deserves it. Rupert Holmes s much celebrated career ranges from chart-topping story songs with surprising twists Escape (The Pina Colada Song) to Tony Award winning whodunit musicals The Mystery of Edwin Drood Edgar Award winning comedy-thrillers Accomplice and the Nero Wolfe Best American Mystery Novel nominated Where the Truth Lies, made into an Atom Egoyan motion picture starring Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon.McMasters dean Harbinger Harrow, offers the case studies of three pupils — Baltimore engineer Cliff Iverson (on full scholarship from a mysterious benefactor), British hospital worker Gemma Lindley, and incognito Hollywood star Dulcie Mown — to educate at-home students by example. Full of endless puns, dry humor, and nostalgia for a bygone era that evokes the early 1950s, Murder Your Employer chronicles the experiences of students at McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts, a finishing school that teaches one how to “finish” people off. There is something about a book that has a title that starts with the words Murder your Employer that might just pique your interest. Unfortunately for me this time Simon Vance was so monotone and long drawn that I couldn’t keep track of who was speaking when. Cliff uses some of his time to reassess the foibles of his attempted killing of an immediate superior, as he tries to concoct how he would re-commit the murder.

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