The Lodger by Marie Belloc-Lowndes

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A first-class, highly acclaimed thriller that was first published in 1914. It is based on the grisly Jack the Ripper murders that occurred in Whitechapel, London twenty years before.

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Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Rayner Lowndes, nee Belloc (5 August 1868 - 14 November 1947), was a prolific English novelist. Active from 1898 until her death, she had a literary reputation for combining exciting incident with psychological interest. Her most famous novel, The Lodger (1913), based on the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, has been adapted for the screen five different times; the first movie version was Alfred Hitchcock's silent film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), followed by Maurice Elvey's in 1932, John Brahm's in 1944, Man in the Attic in 1953, and David Ondaatje's in 2009. Another novel of hers, Letty Lynton (1931), was the basis for the 1932 motion picture of the same name starring Joan Crawford. Born in Marylebone, London and raised in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, and was interred in France, in La Celle-Saint-Cloud near Versailles, where she spent her youth.
Published May 1, 2010 by Chicago Review Press. 254 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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