Malice Aforethought (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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Summer. 1930. The hottest day of the year. And Dr Bickleigh has murder in mind.
A classic crime masterpiece from 'One of crime fiction's greatest innovators' Independent

'A fascinating insight into a troubled mind, and a gripping thriller' Guardian

On a balmy summer's day in 1930 the great and the good of the county are out in force for the annual, much-anticipated tennis party at the Bickleighs, although not everyone has much enthusiasm for the game. The tennis party exists for other reasons - and charmingly mannered infidelity is now the most popular pastime in the small but exclusive Devonshire hamlet of Wyvern's Cross.

Which is why, in his own garden, the host, Dr Edmund Bickleigh, is desperately fighting to conceal the two things on his mind: a mounting passion for Gwynyfryd Rattery - and the certain conviction that he is going to kill his wife . . .

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409194644
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


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In MALICE AFORETHOUGHT Francis Iles created the modern crime novel -- Peter Lovesey
A fascinating insight into a troubled mind, and a gripping thriller, the novel has been twice adapted for television with Hywel Bennett and Ben Miller in the main part * GUARDIAN *
This classic crime novel, with its focus on the mindset of a murderer, set the genre in a new direction * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
A pioneer of psychological suspense fiction with a seasoning of cynical wit * MYSTERY SCENE *
Psychologically convincing and beautifully paced, with a nifty twist at the last minute * THE BOOKSELLER Top 10 Crime Novels to Read Before you Die *
One of crime fiction's greatest innovators * INDEPENDENT *

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After a slow start, this psychological thriller soon descends into murderous chaos, seen from inside the mind of an unravelling killer. It reminded me a bit of The Talented Mr Ripley. This is one of several books... More

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