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First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

Très bien. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a shooting, a bludgeoning, or a drowning?

A shooting? Really?

Here's the book for you.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

Très bien. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a shooting, a bludgeoning, or a drowning?

As you wish.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

Très bien. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a shooting, a bludgeoning, or a drowning?

That's pretty dark.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

Sehr gut. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about vehicular manslaughter or a deadly fall?

We're shocked! Really?

Just kidding. Good choice! Here's the book for you.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

Sehr gut. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about vehicular manslaughter or a deadly fall?

That's brutal. But who are we to judge? Here's the book for you.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

How about England, Italy, or Switzerland?

Splendid! Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a deadly fall or a bludgeoning?

Okay, but just promise us you'll use the handrail.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

How about England, Italy, or Switzerland?

Splendid! Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a deadly fall or a bludgeoning?

We can't believe it. Really?

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

How about England, Italy, or Switzerland?

Molto bene! Read this book and thank us later.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Are you thinking France, Germany, or elsewhere?

How about England, Italy, or Switzerland?

Patricia Highsmith spent the last years of her life in Switzerland but only set one novel there. It was her last. Ready?

Here's the book for you.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

You got it. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would your rather read about a shooting, a deadly fall, or are you not interested in reading about murder?

You're going to just love one of these.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

You got it. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would your rather read about a shooting, a deadly fall, or are you not interested in reading about murder?

Say no more. We see what you're after. Try one of these.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

You got it. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would your rather read about a shooting, a deadly fall, or are you not interested in reading about murder?

Really? No murder? None at all? If you insist.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

As you wish. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a shooting, a drowning, or a bludgeoning?

A shooting? Really? Okay, try this one.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

As you wish. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a shooting, a drowning, or a bludgeoning?

After much deliberation, we're confident you're going to love this one.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

As you wish. Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a shooting, a drowning, or a bludgeoning?

That's brutal. You want to read about a bludgeoning? Just kidding! Read this one.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

Good idea. Why limit yourself? Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a strangulation, a shooting, or would you rather avoid a murder all together?

You don't mess around, do you? Read this one.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

Good idea. Why limit yourself? Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a strangulation, a shooting, or would you rather avoid a murder all together?

We have no doubt that this is the perfect book for you.

First, let's choose a setting.

Would you prefer to read a book set in Europe or the United States?

Okay, now let's get more specific. Do you want the setting to be more urban, more suburban, or just all over the place?

Good idea. Why limit yourself? Now, please forgive us, but we must ask: would you rather read about a strangulation, a shooting, or would you rather avoid a murder all together?

Look! We've found exactly what you're looking for.