The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
What is it about:
Despite the outward success of his visit to the USA, Sigmund Freud always spoke as if some trauma had befallen him there. He blamed the country for physical ailments that afflicted him long before his visit. Freud's biographers have been bemused by his reaction, wondering whether some terrible unknown event might have happened in America that could explain this. The Interpretation of Murder is strikingly written literary thriller constructed around Freud's American visit. An attractive young debutante is discovered bound, whipped and strangled in a luxurious New York apartment and another society beauty narrowly escapes the same fate. But nothing about the attacks--or the victims--is as it seems.
What did I think of it:
I bought this book because I thought it would have Freud solving murders, but in that I was disappointed. Instead of Freud being a lead character he's more of a bumbling minor character, giving ocassional advice to the lead character Dr. Stratham Younger. That setback aside this is a nice murder mystery I must say. It's nicely written, has lots of suspense going on and things aren't all what they seem (as it should be in a decent mystery).
Why should you read it:
It's a very decent murder mystery.