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Sep 15, 2015
| ISBN 9781782270812
Sep 15, 2015
| ISBN 9781782271406
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Sep 15, 2015 | ISBN 9781782270812
Sep 15, 2015 | ISBN 9781782271406
A couple’s murderous plot goes horribly awry in this French noir classic that later inspired the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece PsychoEvery Saturday evening, travelling salesman Ferdinand Ravinel returns to his wife, Mireille, who waits patiently for him at home. But Ferdinand has another lover, Lucienne—an ambitious doctor—and together the adulterers have devised a murderous plan. Drugging Mireille, the pair drown her in a bathtub. But before the “accidental” death can be discovered, the corpse mysteriously disappears. So begins the unraveling of Ferdinand’s plot, and his sanity. This classic of French noir fiction was adapted for the screen by Henri-Georges Clouzot as Les Diaboliques (The Devils), starring Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot, the film which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. A second movie version, Diabolique, followed in 1996, starring Sharon Stone.
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