Boileau-Narcejac is the nom-de-plume of Pierre Boileau (1906-89) and Thomas Narcejac (1908-98), one of France's most successful writing duos. Boileau and Narcejac both individually received the prestigious Prix du roman d'aventures in France before beginning a partnership that spanned four decades, from the Fifties to the Eighties, and produced more than fifty thrillers. Their works inspired numerous films, including Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Henri- Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques, based on their 1952 debut novel She Who Was No More.
This story of obsession, deceit and human frailty has an almost overpowering intensity... Alongside Patricia Highsmith Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac deserve recognition as part of the great tradition of chilling psychological crime fiction. Crime Fiction Lover Makes a fascinating companion to the Hitchcock film, and is, I think, an amazing book in its own right Lit Love Gallic noir at its most psychologically acute Crime Scene A fantastic book Col's Criminal Library One of the pleasures of reading the book is noting how it compares with, and in places even improves on, the film The National A timeless thriller Connexion