Saturday, September 09, 2006

Mystery Bestsellers for September 08, 2006

Mystery BestsellersA list of the top ten mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending September 08, 2006 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

The number of mysteries on the New York Times Bestseller List has diminished considerably this week. And the divergence of mystery titles on the and Barnes & lists has grown. It's possible the definition of "mystery" is changing at each of these sites. We'll have to do a bit of our own investigating to see what's happening here!

New this week is the debut mystery from Jed Rubenfeld, The Interpretation of Murder by Jed RubenfeldThe Interpretation of Murder, a suspenseful historical thriller inspired by Sigmund Freud's only visit to America. In an opulent apartment high above New York 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. Publishers Weekly calls it "ambitious". Kirkus Reviews adds, "Meaty and provocative, though also grandiose and calculated." Mysterious Reviews states of The Interpretation of Murder, "... a cleverly devised murder mystery ... [but] flaws in style and editing prevent it from being a memorable novel of suspense fiction."

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