By John Bingham
"This novel contains the superior paintings of a really talented and maybe under-regarded British crime novelist.... What gave John Bingham his magic was once whatever we glance for in each author, too frequently in useless: an absolute command of the interior panorama of his characters, acutely saw by way of a humane yet splendidly corrosive eye."
"On a recuperative journey in Italy after a vehicle twist of fate, reporter and novelist James Compton is witness to the invention of a homicide sufferer, a girl who were touring on the related inn. Lucy Dawson gave the look of a gradual outdated woman, and so the intent for her demise unmeditated attack. but if he returns to England and makes a benign inquiry into her heritage, Compton gets a notice caution him to go away the earlier on my own -- a be aware in actual fact written on his personal typewriter, although his condo indicates no signal of a break-in.
not able to withstand pursuing the incomplete tale, Compton's personal research unearths a sinister facet to Lucy Dawson and a cold-blooded conspiracy she can have helped to perpetrate whereas alive. unexpectedly Compton reveals a deadly web final in round him: threatening cell calls, terrifying invasions of privateness, and no method of proving to the police that any one 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 through a grasp storyteller on the top of his powers.
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A Fragment of Fear: A Novel by John Bingham