THE MORNING AFTER DEATH by Nicholas Blake

THE MORNING AFTER DEATH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Goody! Playmates for George and Martha. Would Edward Albee be surprised! This campus boasts a manic depressive/paranoid, a megalomaniac with a distorted persecution complex, a quixotic, slightly masochistic self-sacrificer, a potential rapester and a murderer among its staff. This faulted faculty is really undone when their colleague, Josiah Ahlberg is found cooling it, as a bit of a stiff, in the local locker room. Ahlberg did have enemies. Among them were his two brothers, also Professors, and the young student whose thesis ideas he had most unprofessionally cribbed. It takes Nigel Strangeways, Britisher in residence and amateur criminologist, to provide the proper test (with himself as X-factor). Actually Strangeways would have been better off as an amateur psychologist. But he manages. He must have consulted Virginia Woolf. The text is very readable.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1966
Publisher: Harper & Row