Lady in the Car with the Glasses and the Gun

Author:   ,Sebastien Japrisot ,  Helen Weaver and Gallic Books ,  Gallic Books
Publisher:   Gallic Books
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9781910477724


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   25 July 2019
Format:   Paperback
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From the author of A Very Long Engagement comes a tangled, terrifying psychological thriller worthy of Georges Simenon, Paula Hawkins or Patricia Highsmith. Dany Longo is blonde, beautiful - and thoroughly unpredictable. After doing a favour for her boss, she finds herself behind the wheel of his exquisite Thunderbird on a sun-kissed Parisian morning. On impulse she decides to head south. What starts as an impromptu joyride rapidly takes a turn for the chilling when strangers all along the unfamiliar route swear they recognise Dany from the previous day. But that's impossible: she was at work, she was in Paris, she was miles away... wasn't she? ONE OF THE SUNDAY TIMES 100 BEST CRIME NOVELS 2019 AUTHOR: Sebastien Japrisot was born in Marseille, France in 1931. He published his first novel, Les Mal Partis when he was just 17. Japrisot translated the works of J. D. Salinger and pursued a successful career in advertising and publicity. He was a scriptwriter and the director of two films. His first crime novel, The 10:30 from Marseille, was received with great acclaim. His reputation as a master for crime fiction grew with the publication of The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, A Trap for Cinderella and Rider on the Rain. His novel One Deadly Summer was made into a film starring Isabelle Adjani. A Very Long Engagement was an international bestseller and won the Prix Interallie. He died in 2003.

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Author:   ,Sebastien Japrisot ,  Helen Weaver and Gallic Books ,  Gallic Books
Publisher:   Gallic Books
Imprint:   Gallic Books
ISBN:  

9781910477724


ISBN 10:   1910477729
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   25 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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'A welcome reissue of a French classic... Utterly captivating, this is a perfect diversion for a sunny afternoon' The Guardian `The most welcome talent since the early Simenons' New York Times 'Japrisot might be called the Graham Greene of France' The Independent 'A cordon bleu mixture of suspense, sex, trick psychology and fast action' Publishers Weekly 'A disturbing, intricate and erotic novel' NB 'A riddle as captivating as it is terrifying' Christian House 'Oozes cool and uniqueness' Jera's Jamboree Praise for A Very Long Engagement `A classic of its kind, brewing up enormous pathos undiluted by sentimentality' Daily Telegraph `Diabolically clever ... The reader is alternately impressed, beguiled, frightened, bewildered ... A considerable achievement' Anita Brookner `The narrative is brilliantly complex and beguiling, and the climax devastating' The Independent `Riveting ... A fierce, elliptical novel that's both a gripping philosophical thriller and a highly moving meditation on the emotional consequences of war' New York Times `Precisely, surprisingly evocative of the lingering pain of mourning and the burdens of survival' Kirkus Reviews `A kind of latter-day War and Peace ... a rich and most original panorama' Los Angeles Book Review Praise for One Deadly Summer `A gripping tale of hatred, revenge, and lust ... A sinister spellbinder' Publishers Weekly 'Japrisot's talent lies for one part in the clever construction of his novels ... it also lies in the writing that is simple, rhythmical, surprising, phonetic and lyrical' Le Point `Japrisot holds a unique place in contemporary fiction. With the quality and originality of his writing, he has hugely contributed to breaking down the barrier between crime fiction and literary fiction' Le Monde `Unreeled with the taut, confident shaping of a grand master ... Funny, awful, first-rate. A rich and resonant sonata in black, astutely suspended between mythic tragedy and the grubby pathos of nagging everyday life' Kirkus Reviews `A marvellous storyteller' Telerama


`The most welcome talent since the early Simenons' New York Times 'Japrisot might be called the Graham Greene of France' The Independent 'A cordon bleu mixture of suspense, sex, trick psychology and fast action' Publishers Weekly 'A riddle as captivating as it is terrifying' Christian House Praise for A Very Long Engagement `A classic of its kind, brewing up enormous pathos undiluted by sentimentality' Daily Telegraph `Diabolically clever ... The reader is alternately impressed, beguiled, frightened, bewildered ... A considerable achievement' Anita Brookner `The narrative is brilliantly complex and beguiling, and the climax devastating' The Independent `Riveting ... A fierce, elliptical novel that's both a gripping philosophical thriller and a highly moving meditation on the emotional consequences of war' New York Times `Precisely, surprisingly evocative of the lingering pain of mourning and the burdens of survival' Kirkus Reviews `A kind of latter-day War and Peace ... a rich and most original panorama' Los Angeles Book Review Praise for One Deadly Summer `A gripping tale of hatred, revenge, and lust ... A sinister spellbinder' Publishers Weekly 'Japrisot's talent lies for one part in the clever construction of his novels ... it also lies in the writing that is simple, rhythmical, surprising, phonetic and lyrical' Le Point `Japrisot holds a unique place in contemporary fiction. With the quality and originality of his writing, he has hugely contributed to breaking down the barrier between crime fiction and literary fiction' Le Monde `Unreeled with the taut, confident shaping of a grand master ... Funny, awful, first-rate. A rich and resonant sonata in black, astutely suspended between mythic tragedy and the grubby pathos of nagging everyday life' Kirkus Reviews `A marvellous storyteller' Telerama


'A welcome reissue of a French classic... Utterly captivating, this is a perfect diversion for a sunny afternoon' The Guardian 'The most welcome talent since the early Simenons' New York Times 'Japrisot might be called the Graham Greene of France' The Independent 'A cordon bleu mixture of suspense, sex, trick psychology and fast action' Publishers Weekly 'A disturbing, intricate and erotic novel' NB 'A riddle as captivating as it is terrifying' Christian House 'Oozes cool and uniqueness' Jera's Jamboree Praise for A Very Long Engagement 'A classic of its kind, brewing up enormous pathos undiluted by sentimentality' Daily Telegraph 'Diabolically clever ... The reader is alternately impressed, beguiled, frightened, bewildered ... A considerable achievement' Anita Brookner 'The narrative is brilliantly complex and beguiling, and the climax devastating' The Independent 'Riveting ... A fierce, elliptical novel that's both a gripping philosophical thriller and a highly moving meditation on the emotional consequences of war' New York Times 'Precisely, surprisingly evocative of the lingering pain of mourning and the burdens of survival' Kirkus Reviews 'A kind of latter-day War and Peace ... a rich and most original panorama' Los Angeles Book Review Praise for One Deadly Summer 'A gripping tale of hatred, revenge, and lust ... A sinister spellbinder' Publishers Weekly 'Japrisot's talent lies for one part in the clever construction of his novels ... it also lies in the writing that is simple, rhythmical, surprising, phonetic and lyrical' Le Point 'Japrisot holds a unique place in contemporary fiction. With the quality and originality of his writing, he has hugely contributed to breaking down the barrier between crime fiction and literary fiction' Le Monde 'Unreeled with the taut, confident shaping of a grand master ... Funny, awful, first-rate. A rich and resonant sonata in black, astutely suspended between mythic tragedy and the grubby pathos of nagging everyday life' Kirkus Reviews 'A marvellous storyteller' Telerama


Author Information

Sebastien Japrisot was born in Marseille, France in 1931. He published his first novel, Les Mal Partis when he was just 17. Japrisot translated the works of J. D. Salinger and pursued a successful career in advertising and publicity. He was a scriptwriter and the director of two films. His first crime novel, The 10:30 from Marseille, was received with great acclaim. His reputation as a master for crime fiction grew with the publication of The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, A Trap for Cinderella and Rider on the Rain. His novel One Deadly Summer was made into a film starring Isabelle Adjani. A Very Long Engagement was an international bestseller and won the Prix Interallie. He died in 2003.

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