Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, A Kiss Before Dying, Sliver, The Stepford Wives, and other bestsellers, as well as Broadway's longest-running thriller, Deathtrap. He has won two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Horror Writers Association. He died in 2007.
'As dazzling as anything brought off by Ellery Queen or Agatha Christie' New York Times
So the young man provides his bride to be with some pills that will solve the problem. Soon there will be no baby - and perhaps no Dorothy either...
A Kiss before Dying, Levin's first novel, earned him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and is regarded as a modern classic.
Ira Levin's award-winning first novel reissued with a new introduction by Chelsea Cain.Here is not merely an extraordinary first but an extraordinary suspense novel by the highest professional standards; and you have an evening of incomparable excitement ahead of you. Levin combines great talent for pure novel writing with strict whodunit tricks as dazzling as anything brought off by Ellery Queen or Agatha ChristieNail-biting stuffIncomparable excitement.Nail-biting stuff.