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A Kind Of Murder
A Kind Of Murder “To everyone who knows him it seems
  as if a rich and successful architect,
  married to a beautiful woman and living
  an enviable lifestyle in 1960s New York,
  has it all; but his marriage is not as
  it appears and his obsession with an
  unsolved murder case threatens to
  derail his perfect life and place his life
  in danger in A Kind Of Murder
...”

HIGH-FLYING WEALTHY ARCHITECT and novelist Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson: The Conjuring; Television's Fargo) is seemingly happily married to the beautiful Clara (Jessica Biel: Total Recall; The Illusionist) and to all intents and purposes is living the perfect life in Sixties New York.

But he suffers frustrations; and the emotionally unstable Clara does not make him happy. Although he feels he would be better off without her, he cannot bring himself to do anything about it.

An intriguing crime
thriller that follows in the
footsteps of classic film
noirs, the slow-burning
whodunit A Kind Of
Murder is well worth
watching and is notable
for its evocative Sixties
atmosphere...”
At a dinner party held by Walter and Clara, into his life comes pretty and lively young blonde Ellie Briess (Haley Bennett: The Girl On The Train; The Magnificent Seven), who makes a play for him. When she turns up at his home unannounced, Walter becomes smitten and they begin a guilt-ridden, passionate affair that is soon discovered by the fragile Clara.

Strangely, perhaps because of his despondency and dark thoughts, he becomes obsessed with the unsolved brutal killing of Helen Kimmel (Kelly Mengelkoch), whose husband Marty (Eddie Marsan: Television's Ray Donovan; Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) is in the frame for her murder — a belief Walter shares with the detective on the case, the ruthlessly ambitious Laurence Corby (Vincent Kartheiser).

Walter's ordered existence is becoming unravelled and chaotic and, as he becomes more involved with the crime and with Kimmel, he is treading on very dangerous ground with his life hanging in the balance. Tumbling into a spiral of chaos, he is working against a clever killer who is one step ahead of him.

The question is, is intent a crime, no matter if it is never carried out? Walter's lies could lead him to be the next suspect as he gets a call telling him that Clara's body has been foundů

An intriguing crime thriller that follows in the footsteps of classic film noirs, the slow-burning whodunit A Kind Of Murder is well worth watching and is notable for its evocative Sixties atmosphere.

A Kind Of Murder also features: Jon Osbeck as Jon Carr; Radek Lord as Tony Ricco; Christine Dye as Claudia; Corrie Danieley as Betty Ireton; Ian Short as Bill Ireton; Lucas Bentley as Detective Jackson; and Jeff as Clara's Dog.

Original Music is by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans; Cinematography by Chris Seager; Screenplay by Susan Boyd, Based on the Novel The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley); Produced by Susan Boyd, Ted Hope, Kellie McCormick and Christine Vachon; and Director is Andy Goddard.

* A Kind of Murder (2016) is released in the UK on DVD on 2 October 2017. Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 92 minutes.

"An intriguing crime thriller that follows in the footsteps of classic film noirs, the slow-burning whodunit A Kind Of Murder is well worth watching and is notable for its evocative Sixties atmosphere
***" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar
.