Before the Fact

by Iles, Francis

Before the Fact is a novel by Anthony Berkeley writing under the pen name "Francis Iles". Iles' novel is experimental in that it is not a whodunit: It does not take long to determine the identity of the villain and his motives. According to Colin Dexter, Before the Fact is a "crime novel" rather than a "detective novel", with Iles being "the father of the psychological suspense novel as we know it today" for his authorship of Malice Aforethought (1931) and Before the Fact (1932).

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First UK edition published by Victor Gollancz and first US edition published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, both 1932. First UK edition dust jacket, which like most 1930s books is scarce, featured a list of the possible identities of "Francis Iles", including E. M. Forster, R. Austin Freeman, Patrick Hamilton, Aldous Huxley, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, Eden Phillpotts, Osbert Sitwell, Hugh Walpole and H. G. Wells.

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BEFORE THE FACT.

by ILES, FRANCIS.

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Before the Fact: a novel of murder

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BEFORE THE FACT. >> (Pocket Book # 419;Source for Movie Tie-in; Starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine on the cover. ).

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Before the Fact (Crime Classics)

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