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The Long Shadow

Celia Fremlin
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571312832
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

CeliaFremlin

Celia Fremlin (1914-2009) was born in Kent and educated at Berkhamsted School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford, where she read classics and philosophy. During the Second World War she worked for the Mass Observation project, an experience that resulted in her first published book, War Factory (1943, available in Faber Finds), which recorded the experiences and attitudes of women…

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