Let's All Kill Constance

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Let's All Kill Constance
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Ray Bradbury
Cover artist José Luis Merino
Country United States
Language English
Genre Detective novel/Mystery novel
Publisher William Morrow and Company
Publication date
December 2002
Media type Print (Hardback and Paperback)
Pages 210 pp
ISBN 0-06-051584-8
OCLC 50079903
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3503.R167 L47 2003
Preceded by A Graveyard for Lunatics

Let's All Kill Constance is a 2002 mystery novel by Ray Bradbury. Narrated by an unnamed Los Angeles writer and set in 1960, it chronicles an unexpected visit from aging Hollywood actress Constance Rattigan who gives him two death lists of once-famous people — with Constance's name on one of them, and the gradual unraveling of the mystery by the narrator with the help of private investigator Elmo Crumley.

The narrator visits the listed people in order, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances shortly thereafter. Suspiciously, each of them claims to have met Constance, who always flees one step ahead of the narrator. Is Constance the true murderer, or is someone seeking to sever all ties to her associates before finally killing her?

Let's All Kill Constance is a sequel to Bradbury's Death Is a Lonely Business (1985) and A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990).

The novel references Ray Bradbury's better-known work, Fahrenheit 451, in chapter 16. In it, the protagonist muses on the possibility of people using books to start fires in the future.

cover of a paperback reprint

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