James M. Cain’s first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, was an instant bestseller. This stunning Folio edition includes noirish illustrations by Patrick Leger and a preface by film critic Steve Erickson.
The Pale Horse
Illustrated by Olivia Daw
Queen of Crime Agatha Christie invites you into a shadowy world of black magic and cold-blooded murder. The Pale Horse is the latest volume in the Folio Christie collection.
‘Christie’s tale of contract killers, witches and black magic is a fantastic example of her brilliant plotting and superb ability to keep you guessing whodunnit right until the very end.’
- The Guardian
A dying woman’s final confession and the brutal murder of a priest are the catalysts for Agatha Christie’s classic macabre mystery, The Pale Horse. With a name that has become synonymous with dastardly murders and eccentric sleuths, Christie has sold more books worldwide than any other novelist. As the acclaimed writer Val McDermid puts it, ‘just one book is never enough’. The Pale Horse is one of Christie’s best-loved standalone novels, full of all the shocking twists and elegant plotting that make her books so deliciously addictive, served with a generous sprinkling of black magic and the occult. Produced in series with Folio’s Sparkling Cyanide and Crooked House, The Pale Horse features seven captivating illustrations by artist Olivia Daw and an intriguing binding design.
Bound in blocked cloth with printed and blocked paper front board
Set in Bell with Kabel as display
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
9˝ x 5¾˝
‘If you wanted to “get rid of someone” the Pale Horse was the place to go.’
The violent murder of a priest, a list of names found on a corpse, and a trio of sinister women conducting seances out of their country house. What do these unsettling matters have to do with a series of apparently natural deaths? After witnessing a vicious cat fight in a coffee bar, historian Mark Easterbrook is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy of black magic and contract killings. Assisted by Ginger Corrigan, a young woman willing to put her own life on the line, Mark must find answers before tragedy strikes closer to home.
‘How convenient if you could ring up Harrods and say “Please send along two good murderers, will you?”’
Only a writer as ingenious as Christie could imbue a mystery with so much macabre dread and still deliver a solution that is both satisfying and surprising. For the first illustrated edition of this richly gothic tale of black magic and murder, Olivia Daw has created seven painterly illustrations that make exquisite use of light and dark. In these spellbinding images, figures loom out of the shadows, their intentions unclear, and the eponymous Pale Horse itself seems to glow with its own strange interior light. The atmospheric binding design captures a foggy night of underhand deeds, making this an irresistible edition of a crime fiction classic.