Murderer: A Play in Two Acts

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Boyars, 1979 - Drama - 96 pages
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So full of hoaxes and double crossing you can hardly believe your eyes.

"The plot leaves you breathless by the audacity of its hair-raising twists and turns". -- Milton Shulman, Evening Standard

"Diabolically ingenious". -- John Barber, Daily Telegraph

Opening with one of the most truly horrifying scenes ever devised for the stage, Shaffer's play unfolds upon an incredulous and mesmerized audience. This tale of murder, revenge and sexual claustrophobia from the author of Sleuth is constantly shifting and twisting around the obsessions of a man fascinated by the crimes of some of our most famous murderers. But where does such a fascination end and the compulsion to kill begin?

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

Relatively feeble & derivative effort when compared to the author's tour de force Sleuth. So many of the elements are repeated: an obsessed central character, hoist on his own petard; repartee with an apparently doltish policeman; panicked folderol around an overstuffed stage. Read full review

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LT. COL. ANTHONY SHAFFER is a Bronze Star Medal recipient and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is a CIA trained senior intelligence operations officer with more than twenty-five years of experience in the intelligence community. Shaffer is a go-to authority on Pakistan and Afghanistan and counter-terrorism news stories. He appears regularly on Fox News, ABC World News, MSNBC, and CNN Radio.

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