Before the Fact

Before the Fact

Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 10/05/2024
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Before the Fact
A compelling and thrilling read from start to finish
This book is such a compelling and thrilling read from start to finish. Diving head first into the intricacies and toxicity of a marriage based on lies and... READ MORE
India - Exeter Roman Gate


'Some women give birth to murderers, some go to bed with them, and some marry them. Lina Aysgarth had lived with her husband for nearly eight years before she realized that she was married to a murderer.'

Following the success of Malice Aforethought, novelist Anthony Berkeley Cox returned to his Francis Iles pen-name for another experiment in the inverted mystery. Where Malice Aforethought is a study of murder from the perpetrator's perspective, Before the Fact is a masterful tale of the suspicions of a possible victim and her impressions of disquieting husband Johnnie.

Unsettling and gripping for its incisive portrayal of human emotion and fears, this experimental classic of crime fiction was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's film Suspicion, but remains an arresting literary read today.

  • Publisher: British Library Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780712355506
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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