Amiens: Encrage, 1999. First edition. Soft cover. 147p, no ills. In French. Very good (very slight shelfsoil). Item #31175
Study of the lives and work of Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (Pierre Ayraud), celebrated authors of psychological suspense fiction and romans policiers. With a bibliography of novels, stories, and serial appearances, and a chronology. The films Vertigo and Les Diaboliques (Diabolique), among others, were based on their books. Together with: photocopy of two chapters from Crime Scenes: Detective Narratives in European Culture since 1945, ed. by Anne Mullen and Emer O'Beirne, which discuss the novels and films Les Diaboliques and Vertigo. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.