The Lady In The Car With Glasses And Gun

Author:   Sebastien Japrisot ,  Harriet Weaver
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Edition:   New edition
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9781860464393


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   23 April 1998
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Sebastien Japrisot ,  Harriet Weaver
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   The Harvill Press
Edition:   New edition
Weight:   0.138kg
ISBN:  

9781860464393


ISBN 10:   1860464394
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   23 April 1998
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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First published in the 1960s, Japrisot's highly idiosyncratic crime novels still occupy a unique niche in a genre that has since seen an explosion of original ideas and talented writing. The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun is particularly unforgettable. On impulse, beautiful blonde Dany Longo sets out to drive from Paris to the Midi. An interesting trip; it is made utterly riveting by the fact that everywhere she stops she is recognized as the young woman who had made the same journey the night before. Mildly confused at first, the discovery of a corpse in the boot of the car turns the trip into a bizarre nightmare. Only a writer as skilled as Japrisot could keep a reader turning the pages of such a potentially ludicrous plot. His first thriller, The 10.30am from Marseille, takes a more traditional form. A woman is found murdered in a couchette compartment when the sleeper arrives at the Gare de Lyon. As harassed Paris detective Grizzi investigates, someone starts killing the passengers who shared the compartment. Japrisot's prose, though economical to the point of terseness, gets right under the skin of disparate characters brought together quite randomly by a shared journey. Tightly plotted - and impossible to guess the ending. (Kirkus UK)


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