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BOOK REVIEW: THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER
BY JED RUBENFELD

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Can you imagine how it would be to have Sigmund Freud help solve a case? That is exactly what happens in this novel.

Sigmund Freud, along with his protégé Carl Jung, travel by steamship to America in order to conduct a series of lectures.

A beautiful, young woman is found dangling from a chandelier. Her body was whipped, mutilated and strangled. The next day, another beautiful woman barely escapes the killer. There is one problem with the second woman, Nora Acton. She cannot recall anything about the attack. Dr. Stratham Younger, one of America's first psychoanalysts is trying to help Nora. Dr. Younger enlists the guidance of Freud to help him unravel this mystery. Freud agrees to try and help the woman regain her memory.

Is Sigmund Freud able to help Nora regain her memory in order to solve this case?

This is an excellent historical novel although readers will be surprised at the author's depiction of Carl Jung. The author has an eloquent writing style and he does a wonderful job of weaving the pieces of the puzzle together and at the same time keeping the reader guessing. The reader will be taken on an adventurous trip through New York during the investigation and they will also learn quite a bit about the building of the Manhattan Bridge. The book is quite different from some of the books I have read and it one that is thoroughly entertaining. Be sure to add this one to your reading list.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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