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Fremlin, Celia

Works: 101 works in 454 publications in 10 languages and 6,685 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6056.R45, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Celia Fremlin
Most widely held works by Celia Fremlin
The hours before dawn by Celia Fremlin( Book )

63 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a young household and the effect on the mother of a quiet tenant's strange and frightening diary
The parasite person by Celia Fremlin( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Wissenschaftler Martin gerät mehr und mehr unter den Einfluss der jungen Ex-Psychologiestudentin Ruth
Listening in the dusk by Celia Fremlin( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the break-up of her marriage, Alice Saunders rents an attic room in a ramshackle London boarding-house. Alice is intrigued by Mary, a highly nervous girl who is terrified by something, or someone. What is Mary hiding from? And why does she react so violently to Alice's occupation of the attic?
The spider-orchid by Celia Fremlin( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Adrian Summers' mistress decides to leave her husband and move in with him, he soon finds himself regretting the loss of his comfortable bachelor existence. Rita demonstrates a "fluttering mind", possessiveness and a mean-spirited jealousy of Adrian's teenage daughter--even to the extent of attempted murder
Dangerous thoughts by Celia Fremlin( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Edwin Wakefield is captured by terrorists while on assignment in the Middle East
A lovely day to die and other stories by Celia Fremlin( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen tales of chilling psychological suspense by an Edgar award-winning author
The long shadow by Celia Fremlin( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imogen Barnicott's husband - a celebrated, cruel and egocentric professor of Classics - has recently died in a car accident. Now, to the pain of widowhood is added the attentions of an anonymous phone-caller who accuses Imogen of murder and alleges that he can prove it. But can Imogen be certain her husband is truly dead and gone? Genuine chiller...Splendid suspense in a brilliantly captured domestic setting. The story unfolds with brilliant ingenuity, always on the verge of explanation, ever plausibly plunging deeper
Appointment with yesterday by Celia Fremlin( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milly Barnes is on the run driven by panic that the law will catch up with her
With no crying by Celia Fremlin( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.' Andrew Taylor With No Crying (1980), Celia Fremlin's eleventh novel, tells of Miranda, a daydreaming fifteen-year-old schoolgirl who has encouraged a boy to seduce her and is glad to find herself pregnant, but then bitterly resentful when her parents talk her into an abortion. She pads up her stomach, runs away from home, and finds refuge in a squat where her new housemates
Possession by Celia Fremlin( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clare's young daughter is betrothed to an over-thirty accountant, who gradually reveals himself as a deadly menace. Suspense and terror subsequently invade the order and sunshine of a small English community
Uncle Paul by Celia Fremlin( Book )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Beautifully played out to a startling and valid ending ... Fremlin is here to stay as a major mistress of insight and suspense."--The New York Times "Fremlin puts a keen edge on the reader's curiosity and keeps it there ... the writing is so good throughout." -- The Times (London) Literary Supplement "An original entertainment, with unexpected turns and fine touches." -- Kirkus Meg and Isabel were just girls when "Uncle Paul" married their older half-sister, Mildred, and he soon vanished from their lives upon his exposure as a bigamist and a murderer. Fifteen years later, Uncle Paul is about to be released from prison, and all three sisters are seized with dread at the prospect of his return. Their family holiday at the seaside village where Mildred and Uncle Paul once honeymooned becomes the setting for a tense drama of suspicion, betrayal, and revenge. Author Celia Fremlin received an Edgar Award for her suspenseful debut novel, The Hours Before Dawn. Her second thriller, Uncle Paul, evokes a similar atmosphere of menace as the paranoia of her characters -- and readers -- combines to form a mood of increasing tension. Rich in psychological insight and dark humor, the elegant, razor-sharp quality of Fremlin's writing provides page-turning excitement"--
The jealous one by Celia Fremlin( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jealous One (1964), Celia Fremlin's fifth novel, opens on its protagonist Rosamund as she wakes from a mid-morning nap to find, to her delight, that she is running a temperature. Surely that explains her blinding headache, and even the weird, delirious dream in which she had murdered her overly seductive neighbour, Lindy? A great relief, then, to find this was merely the work of a fevered imagination. Until her husband exclaims, 'Rosamund! Have you any idea what's happened to Lindy? She's disappeared!..."--Publisher's description
Prisoner's base by Celia Fremlin( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble makers by Celia Fremlin( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poor Mary. Her husband is so stingy and critical that he makes the other neighborhood spouses look princely by comparison. All of the housewives on the block complain about their domineering husbands,their noisy children, and their dreary chores. The women's only consolation lies in getting together to vent their frustrations and share the latest gossip. But when Mary spies a man in a raincoat lurking about the neighborhood, she develops a panicky obsession with the stranger that her friends can't soothe -- and the frustrations of everyday life suddenly take a sinister turn. In this terrifying mystery classic, Edgar Award-winning novelist Celia Fremlin blends the desperation of 1960s domesticity with gripping suspense. "Women will identify and commiserate," noted Kirkus Reviews.The New Yorker characterized it as "married hell in a London suburb.... The outcome, as precisely charted by Miss Fremlin, is practically strangulating. A truly superior thriller.""--
Echoing stones by Celia Fremlin( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arnold Walter's job as caretaker and tour guide at a Tudor mansion becomes complicated by the arrival of his wayward daughter, Flora, and by the possible murder of Sir Henry Penrose, a senile octogenarian historian given to spontaneous bizarre behavior"--
King of the world by Celia Fremlin( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus dem Englischen von Thomas Stegers
Don't go to sleep in the dark; short stories by Celia Fremlin( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't Go to Sleep in the Dark (1972) was the first gathering of Celia Fremlin's short fiction, a form in which she had published prolifically - for the likes of She, Playmen, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - while building her reputation as a novelist of psychological suspense. Female characters predominate in these tales, as does the doom-filled atmosphere that was Fremlin's metier. She explores her familiar theme of strained mother-child relations, but she also delves into the supernatural realm as well as the psychological. As ever, her capacities for making the everyday unnerving
Wait for the wedding by Celia Fremlin( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven lean years by Celia Fremlin( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Lean Years (1961) was Celia Fremlin's third novel of suspense. Its protagonist is Ellen Fortescue, engaged to be married, but oddly uneasy about her approaching wedding. Her fiance Leonard is a man of varying moods, most combustibly where the subject of his stepmother Laura is concerned. Ellen is inclined to a kinder view; but then the woman Ellen calls 'Cousin Laura' does have a complicated history with the Fortescue family ... 'Fremlin wraps up her little mystery cunningly in this accomplished thriller-chiller of a book.' Sunday Times 'Fremlin has a quite extraordinary ability fo
By horror haunted; stories by Celia Fremlin( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The hours before dawn
The spider-orchidThe jealous oneKing of the world
Alternative Names
Celia Fremlin British writer

Celia Fremlin Brits schrijfster (1914-2009)

Celia Fremlin écrivaine britannique

Celia Fremlin englische Krimiautorin

Celia Fremlin escritora británica

Fremlin, Celia

Fremlin, Celia Margaret 1914-2009

Goller, Celia.

Goller, Celia 1914-2009

Goller, Celia Margaret

Goller, Celia Margaret 1914-2009

골러, 시리아 마가렛 1914-

프레믈린, 셀리아 1914-


フレムリン, シーリア

English (246)

German (46)

French (8)

Spanish (8)

Dutch (8)

Japanese (6)

Danish (4)

Finnish (3)

Czech (2)

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