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The Interpretation of Murder

(2006)
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Awards
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
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. Â Richly satisfying, elegantly crafted, The Interpretation of Murder marks the debut of a brilliant, spectacularly entertaining new storyteller.

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"A bold page-turner that propels us from the start with a driving plot... a richly motivated thriller." - Matthew Pearl


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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder (Random House Large Print)
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September 2006 : Hardback
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder
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August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Jed Rubenfeld
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The interpretation of murder
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
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ISBN: 0-7553-3142-7 / 978-0-7553-3142-0 (UK edition)
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
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ISBN: 0-7553-3141-9 / 978-0-7553-3141-3 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Interpretation Of Murder
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ISBN: 1-4055-0613-X / 978-1-4055-0613-7 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
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September 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder
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ISBN: 0-7393-3326-7 / 978-0-7393-3326-6 (USA edition)
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder
Author(s): Jed Rubenfeld
ISBN: 1-4159-3141-0 / 978-1-4159-3141-7 (USA edition)
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2006 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Interpretation of Murder (UNABRIDGED - CASSETTES)
Author(s): Jed Rubenfeld
ISBN: 1-4159-3140-2 / 978-1-4159-3140-0 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: The Richard and Judy Bestseller
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May 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Jed Rubenfeld
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