THE WIDOWMAKER by M. Fagyas

THE WIDOWMAKER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Suggested by an earlier case, this story of mass murder, a virulent contagion, takes place in a small Hungarian village after the war where husbands returned to die like flies-- from flypaper or the arsenic of the local midwife-abortionist. Fagyas (The Fifth Woman) who goes well beyond the genre in his density of detail and sobering realism, brings the whole village to life (as well as death--there are 48 casualties) and his shrewd, crude peasant types lend a solid interest to the story.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1966
Publisher: Doubleday