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The Spider-orchid | Celia Fremlin
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When Adrian Summers' mistress decides to leave her husband and move in with him, he soon finds himself regretting the loss of his comfortable bachelor existence. Rita demonstrates a "fluttering mind", possessiveness and a mean-spirited jealousy of Adrian's teenage daughter--even to the extent of attempted murder.
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The Spider-orchid | Celia Fremlin
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The Spider Orchid. My curiosity was up Leah when you posted about this one. This was a fun and edgy read. Great characters, I felt as if I were taken by the hand and led into Dorothy‘s building, where most of the drama unfolds. I loved how the reason for the title is revealed.
I may have to dive straight into another Fremlin…in fact I just have - An Appointment With Yesterday !

rockpools How fun - I love it when you just have to keep reading an author! 1mo
LeahBergen Great review and I‘m glad you liked it, too! I‘m now off to read about the next title you just started. 😆 1mo
TrishB Great finding new authors! 1mo
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batsy Nice review! I'm glad Fremlin is not just a one-hit wonder 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen she‘s so readable 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools It is fun ! It‘s great Rachel 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘ve read a good few of hers now and she‘s never let me down 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Definitely not a one hit wonder. I can‘t imagine she‘s written anything but good ones 👍🏻😁 1mo
Tamra Must get to her! 😃 1mo
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The Spider-orchid | Celia Fremlin
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They sure don‘t ‘cover blurb‘ like they used to, do they? 😆

In this 1977 novel, Adrian finds himself a bit put out when his mistress of four years moves in after her husband agrees to a divorce. Rita seems to really dislike his 13-year-old daughter … and some sort of murder is being hinted at (but of whom?). I‘m continually surprised that this vintage author isn‘t more well known.

Look, @Cathythoughts ! I‘m reading another Celia Fremlin. 👏

Tamra I‘ve not encountered her before. Where should I start? 1mo
LeahBergen @Tamra The first one that I read and that got me hooked was 1mo
Cathythoughts So you are !! And I love that colour and the title 😁.. I‘ll just have to get it , won‘t I 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra I think Hours Before Dawn was one of my first ones I read too. She‘s nice and creepy 😉 it was @EverydayImReading who introduced me to her. 1mo
TrishB I think I have The Hours Before Dawn on the piles! 1mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I think you‘ll like this one, too! She reminds me of early Ruth Rendell a little bit. 1mo
LeahBergen @TrishB Let me know what you think when you get to it! 😀 1mo
batsy @Tamra I just read The Hours Before Dawn recently and really enjoyed it! That's the only one I've read by Fremlin and want to read more 🙂 1mo
Leftcoastzen She was never on my radar at all . That‘s how it is sometimes.makes me wonder who her U.S.publisher was back in the day . 1mo
jlhammar Oh my gosh, that cover blurb is just too good! Definitely want to give Fremlin a try sometime. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh I have not heard of this title. I‘ve only read The Hours Before Dawn and I‘ll add this to the others I have stacked as want to read. 1mo
LeahBergen @batsy That was my first one, too. 👍 1mo
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Good question! 🤔 1mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar Isn‘t it great? 😆 1mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve stacked a bunch of her other books, too. 👍 1mo
Leftcoastzen I was looking on Abe , saw a Lippincott ( old) Avon paperbacks . 1mo
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Oh, interesting! I noticed a few old luridly covered paperbacks when I was searching, too. 1mo
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