In Suspense by Peter Lovesey

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Sarah Jordan, beautiful and clever, is a PhD researcher at a New York university. After Sarah had conquered her childhood arachnophobia, her fear turned into fascination and spiders became the focus of her studies. Captivated by their ritual of mating and death, she watches as they stalk their prey with chilling precision. Slowly, she comes to discover the spider within her.

Attracted by her beauty and intrigued by her strange area of expertise, a documentary production team groom a reluctant Sarah into a TV personality. On the giant nylon web built for her in the studio, she begins to feel strangely exhilarated, thrillingly powerful. Sarah Jordan is a woman gripped by a strange and terrible metamorphosis.

Love and fear, courage and perversity, violence and neurosis are spun together to create a sinister spider's web. Thread by thread, this realistic and compelling novel builds to a bizarre and horrifying conclusion.


About Peter Lovesey

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Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. He was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His first mystery novel was Wobble to Death which introduced Victorian detective Sergeant Cribb. He later introduced Peter Diamond and Bertie in his novels to follow. He also writes under the pseudonym Peter Lear. His works have been translated into 22 languages and several of them were adapted for television and film. Lovesey's works have earned him numerous awards. He is a three time winner of the CWA Silver Dagger. He also won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in recognition of his career in mystery writing. He is the recipient of the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize. Internationally, he has won the Grand Prix de littérature Policiére and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures.
Published January 1, 2001 by Severn House Publishers Ltd. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Department chairman Jerry Berlin, contacted by a documentary filmmaker for help in producing a segment on phobias (in this case arachnophobia), enlists Rigden, but Sarah happens by, charms the TV folk, and becomes the unexpected series hit, putting herself a leg (in spider terms, eight legs) up o...

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