Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

Killer Joe

Tracy Letts

72 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction play dark slow-paced


This exciting first play by the author of August: Osage County premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf before going on to acclaimed productions in London and New York. Hired by the dissolute Smith family to murder the matriarch for insurance money, "K...

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Community Reviews Summary of 66 reviews


dark 100%
emotional 25%
funny 25%
mysterious 25%
sad 25%
tense 25%


fast 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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