How To Commit the Perfect Murder


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Death of the Errant Lover, she wrote at the top of the page and she began brainstorming ways to kill him. Anyone who found her notes would just assume she was working on another book. Being a writer gave her license to research murder and not be suspected.

Poison, no too predictable.

Car accident, no something more.

It had to make a statement. His murder had to tell the world what kind of a man he was. He needed to suffer just like he caused women to suffer. To be humiliated, abandoned, and desperate for help.

Now, what exactly would that look like? she mused.

Delicious days of torture while he begged for her forgiveness. She bit down on the pen enjoying the vision for a moment before shaking the thought out of her head.

That was too risky.  She had to make sure she wasn’t discovered.

It had to be a murder, not an accident and he had to know that she was behind it. She needed the satisfaction of seeing the fear in his eyes as he realized exactly what was happening. But and it was a big but, she needed to remain innocent in the eyes of the law. I needed to keep my hands clean and make sure nothing could be traced back to Cambria.


What do you think she should do?

Let me know in the comments.



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Michele Morin

It’s risky, but pushing him off a cliff or out a window (or off the roof?) would be a great accident/murder scenario–provided that she’s stronger than he is . . . Oh, my goodness, I have no idea, but I’m coming back to read what others come up with! This… Read more »


Electrocution in the bath. It will look like an accident, but he will see her coming and know what she is going to do!


Wow, I love a good mystery but can’t think of the way to go with this. The electrician idea is a good one but how many men bathe? And what would a man have close to the tub that could fall in to do the job?

Jann Olson
Jann Olson

Wow, sounds very suspenseful! Thinking maybe he needs to be doing some work on a car and have it fall on him. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Shakeia Rieux
Shakeia Rieux

Put something in his food, and drinks that would be hard for them to trace even if they run different tests. She would have to go out of town to get it.