The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller (Paperback)Jed Rubenfeld (author)
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The 10 year anniversary edition of a dazzling literary thriller including brand new material, THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER is the story of Sigmund Freud assisting a Manhattan murder investigation. Think SHADOW OF THE WIND meets THE HISTORIAN.
THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER is an inventive tour de force inspired by Sigmund Freud's 1909 visit to America, accompanied by protege and rival Carl Jung. When a wealthy young debutante is discovered bound, whipped and strangled in a luxurious apartment overlooking the city, and another society beauty narrowly escapes the same fate, the mayor of New York calls upon Freud to use his revolutionary new ideas to help the surviving victim recover her memory of the attack, and solve the crime. But nothing about the attacks - or about the surviving victim, Nora - is quite as it seems. And there are those in very high places determined to stop the truth coming out, and Freud's startling theories taking root on American soil.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 35 mm
'Rubenfeld writes beautifully, his style skillfully evoking the period, as he weaves all these threads into an intriguing mystery with a fascinating glimpse into the early days of psychoanalysis' * Sunday Telegraph *
'An unusually intelligent novel which entertains, informs and intrigues on several levels' * The Times *
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“The Interpretation of Murder”
Took a while to get going and had lots of unnecessary padding throughout but the ending had a good twist and I like books that take real people and real events and put a fictional story behind them.All in all quite a... More
“Sometimes Too Much Like a History Lesson”
At times the narrative veered off into a history lesson which, for me, lessened the impact. Overall a good read.
Set in New York in the 1900s and you cannot help but think Rubenfeld has done his homework for this novel, it is rich in detail and information.
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