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Before the Fact

by Iles, Francis

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  • paperback
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About This Item

Pocket Books, 1947. PB 419, first PB printing. 'Movie' edition with drawing of Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine on the cover. The novel became Hitchcock's Suspicion. Cover delaminating, creased at bottom corner, small surface tear to top edge. Binding cocked, text block aged, one page torn 1" at top edge. 279 pp.. 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Book.

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
citynightsbooks US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2338
Title
Before the Fact
Author
Iles, Francis
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pocket Books
Date Published
1947
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Mystery; Collectible Paperbacks;

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cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not... [More]
Mass Market
Mass market paperback books, or MMPBs, are printed for large audiences cheaply. This means that they are smaller, usually 4... [More]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.... [More]
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