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In this ingenious, suspenseful historical thriller, Sigmund Freud is drawn into the mind of a sadistic killer who is savagely attacking Manhattan's wealthiest heiresses
Inspired by Sigmund Freud's only visit to America, "The Interpretation of Murder" is an intricate tale of murder and the mind's most dangerous mysteries. It unfurls on a sweltering August evening in 1909 as Freud disembarks from the steamship George Washington, accompanied by Carl Jung, his rival and protege. Across town, in an opulent apartment high above the city, a stunning young woman is found dangling from a chandelier--whipped, mutilated, and strangled. The next day, a second beauty--a rebellious heiress who scorns both high society and her less adventurous parents--barely escapes the killer. Yet Nora Acton, suffering from hysteria, can recall nothing of her attack. Asked to help her, Dr. Stratham Younger, America's most committed Freudian analyst, calls in his idol, the Master himself, to guide him through the challenges of analyzing this high-spirited young woman whose family past has been as complicated as his own. "The Interpretation of Murder" leads readers from the salons of Gramercy Park, through secret passages, to Chinatown--even far below the currents of the East River where laborers are building the Manhattan Bridge. As Freud fends off a mysterious conspiracy to destroy him, Younger is drawn into an equally thrilling adventure that takes him deep into the subterfuges of the human mind. Richly satisfying, elegantly crafted, "The Interpretation of Murder" marks the debut of a brilliant, spectacularly entertaining new storyteller.
Title: The Interpretation of Murder
Categories: Crime Fiction,
Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 2006
ISBN Number: 0805080988
ISBN Number 13: 9780805080988
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001486
Description: 367pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page, book has a complete number line (1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2), is tight, unread, unmarked, unclipped, bright, and has a Brodart jacket protector. Book has an illustrated cover that shows through a window on the dust jacket. Stated First Edition 2006. Author's debut novel.