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Good Reads Challenge Book Review: Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide

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The next book I’m reviewing is “How to Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide.

Book Details

Title | Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide
Author(s) |Rupert Holmes
Format | Audiobook (Audible)
Pages/Hours | 304 pages, 10 hours
Published  | May, 2023
Publisher | Ballentine Books
Genre |  Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance
GR Rating | 4.11
Purchase | Amazon


Who hasn’t wondered for a split second what the world would be like if the object of your affliction ceased to exist? But then, you’ve probably never heard of The McMasters Conservatory, dedicated to the consummate execution of the homicidal arts. To gain admission, a student must have an ethical reason for erasing someone who deeply deserves a fate no worse (nor better) than death.

My Rating & Review (4.0 ⭐⭐⭐⭐)

This book keeps a strange pace from the past to the present as our protagonist (Cliff) has tried and failed to murder his former employer, which didn’t go unnoticed. Enter the McMasters Conservatory to which Cliff has been admitted and sponsored by a secret donor.

Quote from Murder Your Employer
“When a man dies from a bullet entering his chest, it’s a homicide.
When a man dies from a meteorite landing on his head, it’s a tragedy.
Don’t use bullets. Use meteorites.
Don’t commit a homicide. Commit a tragedy.🔪🔪🔪

Within this story, Cliff keeps a journal to give his benefactor because he’s not sure of what’s going on. He will not learn until the very end who this individual is, but Cliff does know the importance of learning all he can.

What a strange school (conservatory), all adult students playing pranks such as mild poisoning and electrocution, all while learning how to kill without a trace.

The audiobook moves at a slower pace than I would like but and at about 30% it was a bit boring for me. As I got more into the story, I began to understand. I see the McMasters Conservatory as a Hogwarts for killers and assassins. There are courses in poison, weapons, kill scenarios, what’s done in an autopsy, and what coroners look for to prove murder. Basically, each and everything you can learn about murder without getting caught.

Not to mention that the McMasters Conservatory was a secret (unless you were a student), so if you failed, you were “permanently” deleted.

Quote from Murder Your Employer
“After all, when the behavior of another person leaves you no choice but to kill them, their murder is simply involuntary suicide.”🔪🔪🔪

It was also hard for me to follow the passage of time as Cliff’s courses would lead him to complete his training. You (said) training is preparation for your final thesis. That thesis is the completion of the failed murder attempt. The murders in question (being attempted) aren’t necessarily one’s employer, but your blackmailer, your landlord, or anyone taking pleasure in bringing you and others harms. The McMaster motto was “Would the world be better without this person in it.”

Everything would come to a head in this story after a final tournament of hunter vs. hunter or prey, after which the said victor would then be sent back into their old lives to complete their final thesis or “murder.”

Quote from Murder Your Employer
“It is simplicity itself to fire one’s employer. All it takes is some kindling and a match.”🔪🔪🔪

I enjoyed this title, although it took me a while to get through it, even as an audiobook. So if you like tales of murder, blackmail, delightful revelations, and scandal upon scandal, then you will enjoy Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide.


Good Read Challenge (Read)

What Moves the Dead (read)
Leslie F*cking Jones (read)
The Cousins (read)
September House (read)
The Echo Wife (read)
Her Lost Soul (ARC: read)
The Black Girl Survives This One (ARC: read)
The Bad Ones (ARC: read)
The Eleven (ARC: read)
The Sundown Motel (read)
We Lie Here (read)
The Black Guy Dies First: Black Horror Cinema from Fodder to Oscar (read)
Kill The Boy Band (read)
I Need You to Read This (read)
The Wishing Game (read)
Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide (read)
The Kind Worth Killing (read)

Good Read Challenge (Currently Reading)

My Heart is a Chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones 
Mary: An Awakening of Terror, Nat Cassidy (paused)
Suck-U-Bus (ARC)
Home Is Where The Bodies Are, Jeneva Rose (ARC-read)

For my full Good Reads Challenge list ..check out this post.  For all the other posted reviews, check my page. For the review podcast, check out my Spotify.

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