Publication Date: July 2004
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Author of Compulsion and Psychopath, and the only forensic psychiatrist writing suspense, Keith Ablow is being hailed as the heir to Thomas Harris
John Snow is a brilliant inventor who has made millions from his genius in aeronautics. He has everything a man could desire: wealth, family, even a beautiful mistress. But he also has a brain disease, a rare form of epilepsy, that threatens his most valuable possession—his mind. Only one doctor may be able to cure it surgically, but at a terrible cost, one that Snow reveals to no one: Snow will have no memory whatsoever of his past—of its emotional entanglements or its secrets. The night before he is to enter the hospital, he is murdered. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger delves into Snow’s complex past and tortured relationships to unlock the identity of Snow’s killer: Was it the wife who can never forgive what he’s done to their child, the son who loathes him, the beautiful mistress who takes pleasure in inflicting emotional cruelty, or the business partner who helped him build his fortune?
Keith Ablow is a forensic psychiatrist who has served as an expert witness in legal cases involving violence and has evaluated and treated murderers, gang members, and sexual offenders for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is the author of several works of nonfiction and of the novels Denial, Projection, Compulsion, and Psychopath. Ablow lives in the Boston area.
"Murder Suicide poses intriguing questions...When Clevenger calls everyone into the room at the end, his solution and its surprising twist reminds us of the best of Rex Stout's master-manipulator, Nero Wolfe. And that's only one of the good reasons to pick up this tightly plotted book."—San Antonio Express News on Murder Suicide “Only Thomas Harris does it more stylishly.” —Kirkus Reviews on Psychopath
“You can see why...Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris.” —Entertainment Weekly on Psychopath
“The suspense is riveting and the outcome surprising in this first-rate thriller.” —Washington Post Book World on Compulsion