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A Fragment of Fear FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY JOHN LE CARR This Novel Comprises Some Of The Best Work Of An Extremely Gifted And Perhaps Under Regarded British Crime Novelist What Gave John Bingham His Magic Was Something We Look For In Every Writer, Too Often In Vain An Absolute Command Of The Internal Landscape Of His Characters, Acutely Observed By A Humane But Wonderfully Corrosive Eye On A Recuperative Trip In Italy After A Car Accident, Reporter And Novelist James Compton Is Witness To The Discovery Of A Murder Victim, A Woman Who Had Been Vacationing At The Same Hotel Lucy Dawson Seemed Like A Gentle Old Lady, And So The Motive For Her Death Appeared To Be Unmeditated Assault But When He Returns To England And Makes A Benign Inquiry Into Her Background, Compton Receives A Note Warning Him To Leave The Past Alone A Note Clearly Written On His Own Typewriter, Though His Apartment Shows No Sign Of A Break In.Unable To Resist Pursuing The Unfinished Story, Compton S Own Investigation Reveals A Sinister Side To Lucy Dawson And A Cold Blooded Conspiracy She May Have Helped To Perpetrate While Alive Suddenly Compton Finds A Dangerous Net Closing In Around Him Threatening Phone Calls, Terrifying Invasions Of Privacy, And No Way Of Proving To The Police That Anyone Is Responsible But Himself.In The Tradition Of Agatha Christie And Patricia Highsmith, John Bingham S Writing Has Earned Him A Place Amongst The Great Suspense Writers Of The Twentieth Century With Taut, Compelling Prose, A Fragment Of Fear Is A Captivating Thriller By A Master Storyteller At The Height Of His Powers.

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • A Fragment of Fear
  • John Bingham
  • English
  • 10 June 2019
  • 1416540482

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10 thoughts on “A Fragment of Fear

  1. says:

    By day and even by night, the peasant can normally go about his lawful avocations in safety Yet now and again, as he struggles along thedifficult trails, he may catch a momentary glimpse of eyes in the undergrowth on either side, and hear soft movements and the snapping of twigsThis is so close to perfect that it has to be five starred, in spite of some noticeable quibbles that I can t even remember now A master class from the Innocent Enmeshed In Grand Plot school of suspense, wit By day and even by night, the peasant can normally go about his lawful avocations in safety Yet now and again, as he struggles along thedifficult trails, he may catch a momentary glimpse of eyes in the undergrowth on either side, and hear soft movements and the snapping of twigsThis is so close to perfect that it has to be five starred, in spite of some noticeable quibbles that I can t even remember now A master class from the Innocent Enmeshed In Grand Plot school of suspense, with all the right riffs and pauses to pace the proceedings on an upw...

  2. says:

    In All the President s Men, Woodsteiners were told to display a flower pot in the window for a meeting w Deep Throat, or something like that In this mystery, the harried hero is told to do something similarwith a geranium plant Hmmm did they read this first Bingham is a fine writer and holds you every step of the way as his crime writer tries to figure out why some elderly UK dame was strangled in Italy He figures she d be good copythen he s warned to piss off in no uncertain te In All the President s Men, Woodstein...

  3. says:

    I needed some diversion from the chores of book promotion for Book Rubber Babes Frankly, I d much rather be reading or writing than talking about doing either Anyhow, I ve always been partial to spy thrillers, even though I ve never written one, and I was intrigued to learn that John Le Carr had recommended Bingham as an underrated craftsman of the genre I had no other reason for picking up this vintage 1965 book, but, as it happens, its similarities to some themes in Rubber Babes are rema I needed some diversion from the chores of book promotion for Book Rubber Babes Frankly, I d much rather be reading or writing than talking about doing either Anyhow, I ve always been partial to spy thrillers, even though I ve never written one, and I was intrigued to learn that John Le Carr had recommended Bingham as an underrated craftsman of the genre I had no ...

  4. says:

    This is a very well plotted roman noir I kept thinking it would make a wonderful film it reminded me quite a lot of Double Indemnity The premise a man is threatened and finds no one believes him is so simple and yet so effective at creating a sensation of dread without relying on any trickery or dramatic revelations.Nevertheless, I m not a fan of Bingham s writing Though it sometimes skilfully evokes a particular mid century Englishness, I found its tone stilted and even affected I dislike This is a very well plotted roman noir I kept thinking it would make a wonderful film it reminded me quite a lot of Double Indemnity The premise a man is threatened and finds no one believes him is so simple and yet so effective at creating a sensation of dread without relying on any trickery or dramatic revelations.Nevertheless, I m not a fan of Bingham s writing Though it sometimes skilfully evokes a ...

  5. says:

    Although stilted because of the dated attitudes and manners, this was also a strength with great descriptions of characters and background Well written A simple plot with the protagonist constantly outwitted based on the theme that in the modern jungle, an individual may still face danger In an...

  6. says:

    Meh True crime writer is intrigued by a murder which happens while he s on vacation, and tries to solve it Mysterious forces intervene Is he paranoid, or is someone really threatening him Not very interesting after a while.

  7. says:

    it was okay Read it mostly because of le carre s introduction and because of the author s name and because it was short.

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