I’ve been watching a little too much “Columbo” lately. Also I’m obsessed with Steven Bochco’s latest series “Murder in the First.”
As a result, my mind has been fixated on murder — namely the concept of The Perfect Murder. Why? I’ve been toying with the idea of writing either a script or novel.
I think The Perfect Murder could be possible if:
- There was no connection between the killer and the victim
- The victim was a person whose death wouldn’t be investigated very thoroughly (homeless guy, junkie, gang member)
- No serial murders. Just one victim. Then stop. Forever.
Unfortunately, Perfect Murder, like anything else perfect, is fucking boring.
So now, I’m back to square one. And the question I’m bouncing around in my head is, “Is it possible for a killer to murder someone he knows and get away with it?”