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Uncle Paul

(1959)
A novel by

 
"Beautifully played out to a startling and valid ending... Fremlin is here to stay as a major mistress of insight and suspense." - TheNew York Times
"Fremlin puts a keen edge on the reader's curiosity and keeps it there... the writing is so good throughout." - TheTimes (London) Literary Supplement
"An original entertainment, with unexpected turns and fine touches." - Kirkus
Meg and Isabel were just girls when "Uncle Paul" married their older half-sister, Mildred, and he soon vanished from their lives upon his exposure as a bigamist and a murderer. Fifteen years later, Uncle Paul is about to be released from prison, and all three sisters are seized with dread at the prospect of his return. Their family holiday at the seaside village where Mildred and Uncle Paul once honeymooned becomes the setting for a tense drama of suspicion, betrayal, and revenge.
Author Celia Fremlin received an Edgar Award for her suspenseful debut novel, The Hours Before Dawn. Her second thriller, Uncle Paul, evokes a similar atmosphere of menace as the paranoia of her characters - and readers - combines to form a mood of increasing tension. Rich in psychological insight and dark humor, the elegant, razor-sharp quality of Fremlin's writing provides page-turning excitement.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

December 1993 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Uncle Paul (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-7451-8626-2 / 978-0-7451-8626-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dagger Crime
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June 1974 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Uncle Paul
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-575-01628-0 / 978-0-575-01628-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Uncle Paul
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-486-81621-4 / 978-0-486-81621-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Uncle Paul
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-571-31298-5 / 978-0-571-31298-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Uncle Paul
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


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