A kiss before daying

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Title
A kiss before dying
Author´s Name
Ira Levin
Date of publication
1954
Author´s details
Ira Levin was born in New York City on August 27th, 1929. A kiss before dying wasIra Levi´s first novel which made him famous. The book won the Edgar Award. Since then, Levin has continued to write crime and horror stories. About this novel two Films have been made, in 1956 and1997.

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Bud Corliss is a poor college student with aspirations of wealth. Since childhood he has been obsessed with the fortunes of a company called Carlsson Copper. At the high school heseeing an opportunity to become rich, he becomes Dorothy’s lover, Copper’s daughter but she get pregnant and this was a problem to his plans so he had to kill she and appearance that it was a suicide.Ellen (Dorothy's sister) decided to resolve this mystery suicide along the novel but she was killed by Bud like her sister Dorothy´s.
Main characters
Bud Corliss is a handsome poor student who uses anuncanny ability to adapt his personality to any given situation to chase his dreams of wealth and he can do everything to achieve his objectives.
Dorothy Kingship is an attractive student who was inlove with Bud and she fight over love, she don´t care about being poor, about her family…
Mrs. Corliss is the mother of Bud Corliss, who helps a little bit in the investigation because of showingBud’s room to Ellen.
Ellen Kingship (Dorothy’s sister) is the character who resolves the mystery suicide of her sister.
Marion Kingship (Dorothy’s and Ellen’s sister) was the second relationship ofCorliss, his second opportunity to be rich.
Gordon Gant is the detective that helps Ellen to resolve Dorothy’s death and continue the case after the Ellen’s death.
Dwight Powell was one of the...
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