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Before the Fact by  Francis Iles - First Edition - 1932 - from curtis paul books inc. (SKU: 31731)

Before the Fact

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Before the Fact

by Iles, Francis

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NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition. The cloth/top edge has mild scattered dampstains, spine sunned, corners bumped. A small blurb is glued to the ffep from The New Yorker, Feb 4, 1933. PO info pencilled to ffep. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

Synopsis

Before the Fact is a novel by Anthony Berkeley writing under the pen name "Francis Iles". Iles' novel is experimental in that it is not a whodunit: It does not take long to determine the identity of the villain and his motives. According to Colin Dexter, Before the Fact is a "crime novel" rather than a "detective novel", with Iles being "the father of the psychological suspense novel as we know it today" for his authorship of Malice Aforethought (1931) and Before the Fact (1932).

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Bookseller
curtis paul books inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
31731
Title
Before the Fact
Author
Iles, Francis
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good- with no dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1932

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