The Case of Emily V

The Case of Emily V

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Fiction. First published in U.K. in 1994. Never released in the U.S. This mystery involves the story of Emily in fin de siecle Vienna, a young woman horribly distraught because of the murder of a British diplomat, a murder she believes she committed. But did she? Her therapist, Dr. Sigmund Freud, suggests to his colleagues that she is fantasizing. Sara, her colleague/lover, is supportive of her regardless of what she did. It takes the famous Sherlock Holmes, called in by Scotland Yard, to resolve this issue. This highly psychological mystery keeps a reader wondering until the final pages. This book was eleven weeks on the Globe and Mail best seller list. It was reprinted four times before being reissued as a Minerva paperback. It was shortlisted for the Mind Prize in UK, and it won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel.

Publisher: New York : Pleasure Boat Studio, ̧2006
ISBN: 9781929355303
Characteristics: vi, 378 p. ; 22 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 27, 2014

Try to imagine the same story told by an academic young woman, Sigmund Freud and Dr. Watson. What really did happen to Emily V.? Psychoanalysis, classic crime detection and emerging feminism in a turn-of-the-century setting. Strange bedfellows? Yes, but a rich and thought-provoking novel.


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