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Review Marie Belloc Lowndes's story explores the psychology of survival in the face of agonizing moral conflict. Lorna Raver s performance is a tour de force. Her dexterity shifting between accents is breathtaking. She creates the precise intensity, uncertainty, or sheer terror called for by each shocking situation. Raver's performance, combined with Lowndes's literate, suspenseful plot, makes this must listening. --AudioFileMore than a story of a serial murderer in foggy London of the early twentieth century, this is also a look at the social and familial mores of the time and of the strange relationship that forms between a mysterious lodger and his landlady....Raver's voice has superb diction and range. She speaks for all characters, except for the lodger, in a strong cockney accent, and she sets the mood from start to finish. --Kliatt --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Read more From the Back Cover 'One of the best suspense novels ever written.'?The New York Times'This is a beautifully wrought novel of psychological suspense that should have a place on any mystery buff's shelf of classics.'?Chicago Sun-TimesThe Ripper murders still arouse excitement, and The Lodger has lost none of its hushed, chilling terror over the years.'?The Drood Review of MysteryInspired by the notorious Whitechapel murders, this 1913 thriller first appeared when Jack the Ripper's brutal crimes were well within living memory. Time has done nothing to diminish the popular fascination with the serial killings. This gripping tale of an elderly English couple's growing suspicions of their sinister boarder has served as the basis for several movies, including one of Alfred Hitchcock's first films.Dover (2014) republication of the edition originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1913.See every Dover book in print Read more See all Editorial Reviews