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8th April 2024

We don't publish many thrillers, but we do have several classics of the genre. One could go further and describe them as 'domestic noir', a recently coined term for novels whose origins can be traced back to Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gas Light, and the 1944 film adaptation Gaslight in which an older husband (Charles Boyer) sets out to drive his wife (Ingrid Bergman) to madness in a claustrophobic domestic setting. This is also where the term 'to gaslight' comes from (it was Merriam-Webster's word of the year in 2022.)


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