"Bayer (Mirror Maze, 1994, etc.) turns the case into something ambitious and penetrating, but also overlong, overwrought, and overlaid with borrowings from sources as different as Vera Caspary's classic noir Laura and Freud's classic case study of the Wolf Man."
Bayer returns from his pseudonymous sabbatical as David Hunt (The Magician's Tale
, 1997, etc.) to spin a dizzyingly complex tale of long-unsolved felony.
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