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Afraid to Death

(1982)
A novel by

 
 
"Insanely evocative and extremely satisfying." - The Times (UK)

Joe Egan has spent his life on the run. When he was a child, he thought he saw the angel of death. Now every time someone close to him dies, a mysterious blonde woman appears and he's forced to retreat, abandoning jobs and relationships in a never-ending flight across a hallucinatory version of the United States. Is the woman real, a figment of his imagination, or a supernatural apparition - perhaps even the devil incarnate?
The Guardian praised Marc Behm as "a terrific novelist," adding that "Afraid to Death is a fascinating mirror image to The Eye of the Beholder." Behn's previous novel, also available from Dover Publications, spins a gripping tale of obsession and suspense in which a private investigator trails an enigmatic young woman. But this time the protagonist, a dissolute gambler, is being chased by a female character whose reoccurrences excite both fear and attraction.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Afraid to Death
Author(s): Marc Behm
ISBN: 0-486-82757-7 / 978-0-486-82757-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afraid to Death
Author(s): Marc Behm
ISBN: 1-911350-10-2 / 978-1-911350-10-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afraid To Death
Author(s): Marc Behm
ISBN: 1-901982-65-3 / 978-1-901982-65-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Afraid to Death
Author(s): Marc Behm
Publisher: Dover Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Afraid to Death
Author(s): Marc Behm
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU