Necessary Doubt (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

Necessary Doubt (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

3.65 (139 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.65 (139 ratings by Goodreads)
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'An entertaining confidence game, which seduces, startles, and ... assuredly succeeds in engaging one's interest.' - Kirkus Reviews

'[Wilson] continues to try to find out what is really important in life ... surely his intentions deserve all our respect. And by the way, Necessary Doubt is also quite a good thriller.' - Times Literary Supplement

'A grippingly readable suspense story.' - The Observer

Several extremely rich men have died under suspicious circumstances, and Karl Zweig, a professor of philosophy, has reason to suspect they were murdered by his former student, Gustav Neumann, a brilliant young man who had once espoused the desire to become a master criminal. When he observes Neumann in the company of Sir Timothy Ferguson, a wealthy and sick old baronet, Zweig believes he may soon be Neumann's next victim. But as Zweig races to gather evidence against his old friend, he begins to be unsure whether any murders have been committed at all. Instead, Neumann may be involved in something even more disturbing and bizarre than anyone could ever imagine . . .

First published in 1964, Necessary Doubt is a suspenseful and page-turning thriller that reflects Colin Wilson's lifelong interest in crime and murder and explores intriguing questions of existential philosophy. This edition is the first in more than thirty-five years and features a new introduction by Colin Stanley.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 277g
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1941147305
  • 9781941147306
  • 1,978,133

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139 ratings
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