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Malice Aforethought (Revised)
Malice Aforethought (Revised) | Francis Iles
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Bickleigh, a hen-pecked country doctor of ac rid temperament, leads a pathetic life whilst dreaming of se lf-assertion. So he decides to murder his wife as a means of escape. '
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rretzler
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Classic golden age mystery. Berkeley/Iles was a genius at plotting. It‘s a shame that he only wrote a few and his books have been allowed to go out of print (mainly due to the closure of several publishers, I think.) This book is better than some of Christie‘s or Sayers‘. In this one, we know whodunnit and why, but the fun is the how - and finding out how Dr Bickleigh is finally caught. 4.5/5.0⭐️ #2019 Highly recommend for mystery fans.

shanaqui I really want to read more of Berkeley's books, I've only read The Poisoned Chocolates Case! 2w
rretzler I‘ve read several and have recently been collecting them when I can find them for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, many of them are way out of my price range until another publisher picks them up for reprint. The cheapest copy of Murder in the Basement I can find is over $40 used and goes up to $600+.☹️😳 2w
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rabbitprincess
Malice Aforethought | Francis Iles
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A delightfully creepy suspense story worthy of its classic status. One of the first whydunnits or howdunnits. Great from the first line to the last.

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Rude!

dsfisher That‘s a woman who needs a courtesy lesson ( was going to say a good smack but I don‘t want to encourage violence) 1y
rabbitprincess @dsfisher Her husband's plotting to murder her, although not for this reason 😁 1y
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