A modern classic, this novel set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense in its exploration of the criminal mind.A Kiss Before Dying not only debuted the talent of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews and an Edgar Award, it also set a new standard in the art of psychological suspense. It tells the shocking tale of a young man who will stop at nothingnot even murderto get where he wants to go. For he has dreams; plans. He also has charm, good looks, intelligence. And he has a problem. Her name is Dorothy; she loves him, and she's pregnant. The solution may demand desperate measures. But, then, he looks like the kind of guy who could get away with murder.The handsome young man was angry. His plans had been working so well. And now this news had come! But he wasn't going to show his anger. He turned, and smiled at the young womam sitting on the bed.