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- DescriptionThe Hours Before Dawn (1958) was Celia Fremlin's debut fiction, and won the Edgar Award for vel of the year from the Mystery Writers of America. Over time Fremlin would earn the soubriquet of 'the mistress of psychological suspense.' Louise Henderson is a young housewife and mother, trying her best to tend to a husband, two small daughters and a constantly crying baby. Her fatigue is such that she fears she is nearing psychosis; and she can't help but feel that a new lodger in the house, a seemingly respectable schoolmistress, poses a threat to her and her family. Tightly plotted and admirably concise...Fremlin expertly ratchets up the tension, tch by tch . (Laura Wilson). Highly intelligent entertainment, beautifully written with wit and humour . (Frances Fyfield). It grips like grim death . (Spectator).
- Author BiographyCelia Fremlin (1914-2009) was born in Kent. Her first published novel of suspense was The Hours Before Dawn (1958), which went on to win the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe award for best crime novel in 1960. Over the next 35 years Fremlin published a further eighteen titles, including three collections of stories. Faber Finds is proud to be reissuing Celia Fremlin's complete oeuvre in paperback and ebook.
- Author(s)Celia Fremlin
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication16/01/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Weight258 g
- Width126 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Introduction byChristina Simmons
- Foreword byLaura Wilson
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementMain
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