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The Long Shadow

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9780571312825
Date Published
20.02.2014
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Summary

‘Britain’s equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating – and quite horribly chilling.’ Andrew Taylor

The Long Shadow
(1975), Celia Fremlin’s ninth novel, tells a Christmas story with a difference. Imogen Barnicott’s husband – a celebrated, cruel and egocentric professor of Classics – has recently died in a car accident. Now, to the pain of widowhood is added the attentions of an anonymous phone-caller who accuses Imogen of murder and alleges that he can prove it. But can Imogen be certain her husband is truly dead and gone?

‘Genuine chiller… Splendid suspense in a brilliantly captured domestic setting.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘The story unfolds with brilliant ingenuity, always on the verge of explanation, ever plausibly plunging deeper.’ Times