Aiding and Abetting: A Novel by Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark

In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly a laugh and subversive novel round the true-crime case of 1 of England’s so much infamous uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who saved him at the loose.

When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf’s Paris workplace, there's one challenge: she already has a sufferer who says he’s Lucan, the fugitive assassin who bludgeoned his children’s nanny in a botched try and kill his spouse. As Dr. Wolf units approximately figuring out which of her sufferers, if both, is the genuine Lucan, she unearths herself in a fierce conflict of wills and a thrilling chase throughout Europe. for somebody is deceiving a person, and it can be the nice medical professional, who, regardless of her unorthodox healing strategy (she talks mostly approximately her personal life), has a sinister previous, too.

Exhibiting Muriel Spark’s boundless mind's eye and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, smart, and deliciously interesting story by means of one in every of Britain’s maximum dwelling novelists.

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