By John Bingham
"This novel includes the very best paintings of an exceptionally proficient and maybe under-regarded British crime novelist.... What gave John Bingham his magic used to be whatever we glance for in each author, too frequently in useless: an absolute command of the interior panorama of his characters, acutely saw through a humane yet splendidly corrosive eye."
"On a recuperative journey in Italy after a vehicle coincidence, reporter and novelist James Compton is witness to the invention of a homicide sufferer, a lady who have been touring on the related lodge. Lucy Dawson appeared like a gradual previous woman, and so the intent for her dying looked to be unmeditated attack. but if he returns to England and makes a benign inquiry into her historical past, Compton gets a observe caution him to go away the earlier by myself -- a observe essentially written on his personal typewriter, notwithstanding his condo indicates no signal of a break-in.
not able to withstand pursuing the incomplete tale, Compton's personal research finds a sinister facet to Lucy Dawson and a cold-blooded conspiracy she could have helped to perpetrate whereas alive. all of sudden Compton reveals a deadly internet final in round him: threatening cellphone calls, terrifying invasions of privateness, and no means of proving to the police that anybody is in charge yet himself.
within the culture of Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith, John Bingham's writing has earned him a spot among the nice suspense writers of the 20th century. With taut, compelling prose, A Fragment of Fear is a charming mystery by means of a grasp storyteller on the top of his powers.
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A Fragment of Fear: A Novel by John Bingham