She Who Was No More

A murdered spouse returns from the dead in this classic thriller.

She Who Was No More

A murdered spouse returns from the dead in this classic thriller. Every Saturday evening, travelling salesman Ferdinand Ravinel returns to his wife, Mireille, who waits patiently for him at home. But Ferdinand has another lover, Lucienne, an ambitious doctor, and together the adulterers have devised a murderous plan. Drugging Mireille, the pair drown her in a bathtub, but in the morning, before the "accidental" death can be discovered, the corpse is gone-so begins the unraveling of Ferdinand's plot, and his sanity... This classic of French noir fiction was adapted for the screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot as Les Diaboliques (The Devils), starring Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot, the film which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. A second movie version, Diabolique, followed in 1996, starring Sharon Stone. Boileau-Narcejac is the nom-de-plume of Pierre Boileau (1906-89) and Thomas Narcejac (1908-98), one of France's most successful writing duos. Boileau and Narcejac both individually received the prestigious Prix du roman d'aventures before beginning a partnership that spanned four decades, from the Fifties to the Eighties, and produced more than fifty thrillers. Their works inspired numerous films, including Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques, based on their 1952 debut novel She Who Was No More.

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She Who Was No More
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Geoffrey Sainsbury
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Pushkin Press

A murdered spouse returns from the dead in this classic thriller. Every Saturday evening, travelling salesman Ferdinand Ravinel returns to his wife, Mireille, who waits patiently for him at home. But Ferdinand has another lover, Lucienne, an ambitious doctor, and together the adulterers have devised a murderous plan. Drugging Mireille,
Vertigo
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Geoffrey Sainsbury
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo

The sinister, mind-bending roman noir that inspired the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock classic, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak It could have happened to any of us, but it happened to a man named Flavieres. His days as a detective were over, and everyone knew he had his reasons. But when
The Majesties
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Tiffany Tsao
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-06 - Publisher: Pushkin Press

When your sister murders three hundred people, you can't help but wonder why 'Tiffany Tsao's visceral debut...reads a bit like Crazy Rich Asians if the book began with familicide instead of romance" CrimeReads Gwendolyn and Estella are as close as sisters can be. But now Gwendolyn is lying in a
A Stranger in My Grave
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Margaret Millar
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-04 - Publisher: Pushkin Press

A nightmare becomes a terrifying reality in this rediscovered classic of American noir from one of crime writing's greatest talents A nightmare is haunting Daisy Harker. Night after night she walks a strange cemetery in her dreams, until she comes to a grave that stops her in her tracks. It's
Resurrection Bay
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Emma Viskic
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-24 - Publisher: Pushkin Press

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