The Lodger The Lodger
Apple Books Classics

The Lodger

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Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Originally published in 1911 as a short story, The Lodger was based on the unsolved murders attributed to Jack the Ripper. Belloc Lowndes’s story is set in 1880s London, where the elderly Mrs. and Mr. Bunting are struggling to keep their failing lodging house afloat. Just as all hope seems lost, a mysterious stranger named Mr. Sleuth appears and asks about renting a room. Even better, he offers to pay the first month in advance—in gold. Is he the answer to the Buntings’ prayers? Or is something sinister afoot? At first, Sleuth’s night walks and biblical mutterings seem strange yet harmless. But with a violent serial killer stalking London, the Buntings eventually grow suspicious.

The Lodger is a gothic novel of ever-building suspense and a page-turning exploration of fear, guilt, and moral responsibility. A bestseller in its day, the book was adapted for the screen by none other than Alfred Hitchcock. If you enjoy psychological thrillers, give this classic story a try.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
1947
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
817.4
KB

Customer Reviews

kedepew ,

Worth the time

Easy read with interesting dilemma.

Cubanoso ,

Thrilling

I like that the ending is open. More killings in the future.

Timeturner2 ,

The Lodger

A Great and Suspenseful read

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