A murdered spouse returns from the dead in this classic thriller.

Every Saturday evening, travelling salesman Ferdinand Ravinel returns to his wife, Mireille, who waits patiently for him at home. But Ferdinand has another lover, Lucienne, an ambitious doctor, and together the adulterers have devised a murderous plan.

Drugging Mireille, the pair drown her in a bathtub, but in the morning, before the "accidental" death can be discovered, the corpse is gone-so begins the unraveling of Ferdinand's plot, and his sanity...

This classic of French noir fiction was adapted for the screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot as Les Diaboliques (The Devils), starring Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot, the film which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. A second movie version, Diabolique, followed in 1996, starring Sharon Stone.

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Pierre Boileau

Pierre Boileau and Pierre Ayraud (aka Thomas Narcejac) were French authors who specialized in police stories. They collaborated as "Boileau-Narcejac," with plots from Boileau. Narcejac provided most of the atmosphere and characterisations in each novel.
 

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Series: Pushkin Vertigo

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1
2015
Review Review - VERTIGO, Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Vertigo, Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 5, 2015

Thomas Narcejac

Pierre Boileau and Pierre Ayraud (aka Thomas Narcejac) were French authors who specialized in police stories. They collaborated as "Boileau-Narcejac," with plots from Boileau. Narcejac provided most of the atmosphere and characterisations in each novel.
 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Pushkin Vertigo

Book Number:
1
2015
Review Review - VERTIGO, Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Vertigo, Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 5, 2015
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