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The Lodger
     

The Lodger

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by Belloc Belloc Lowndes, Laura Marcus (Editor)
 

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In 1888, a series of prostitutes were brutally murdered in the East End of London. These gruesome crimes filled the press and shook England with fear and intrigue. Marie Belloc Lowndes established her considerable reputation as a crime writer through her fictional account of these murders. Dealing with not only the psychology of "The Avenger"—her

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In 1888, a series of prostitutes were brutally murdered in the East End of London. These gruesome crimes filled the press and shook England with fear and intrigue. Marie Belloc Lowndes established her considerable reputation as a crime writer through her fictional account of these murders. Dealing with not only the psychology of "The Avenger"—her version of Jack the Ripper—but also with that of his landlady, Mrs. Bunting, who never gives away his secret, Lowndes creates an atmosphere of suspense, fear, and horror.
The only paperback edition of this classic available, The Lodger is a chilling page-turner from first to last.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"A masterpiece."
New York Times Book Review
"Her book is a splendid bit of work in the art that creates mystery in literature."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192823717
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/13/1996
Series:
Oxford Popular Fiction Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.64(d)

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The Lodger 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AmandaMae More than 1 year ago
I have been wanting to read this book since I learned Alfred Hitchcock directed the movie version in the 1920's. An elderly couple, formerly in service, take in lodgers but times are hard and their future very dim. The arrival of a new tenant changes their fortunes but the eccentric gentleman's appearance coincides with a series of Ripper like murders. If one enjoys the "genteel" mysteries of the period this would be a nice rainy day read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What lies within is a perfect example of what near destitution and a little bit of money at the right time, can make anyone look the other way to many people's destruction. Good Book!!!
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