Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | October 21, 2014

    Anne Rice: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Anne Rice



    These are the songs that wake me up, take me out of my worries and anxieties, wash my brain cells, and send me to the keyboard to write with new... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z
4 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Aiding and Abetting

by

Aiding and Abetting Cover

 

Review-A-Day

"Like numerous books of the Bible, Dame Muriel's novels frequently defy belief....[L]ike the Bible, Spark's novels are designed to bring you to belief, if only by making you wonder, with a certain nervous gaiety, just Who might be behind the fiendish tangles of the world." Thomas Mallon, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The doyenne of literary satire, bestselling author of the Abess of Crewe and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark spins an enthralling speculative yarn around the true-crime case of one of England's most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the "aiders and abetters" who kept him on the loose.

When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf's Paris office, there is one problem: she already has a patient who says he's Lucan, the fugitive murderer who bludgeoned his children's nanny in a botched attempt to kill his wife. Someone is deceiving someone, and it may be the good doctor, who, despite her unorthodox therapeutic method (she talks mainly about her own life), has a sinister past, too. Exhibiting Spark's boundless imagination and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, clever, and deliciously entertaining foray into the criminal mind.

Review:

"A trickily plotted black comedy that reads at once as a morality play and a glittering entertainment." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"In her ninth decade, Spark has produced one of the best of her sui-generis novels." John Updike, The New Yorker

Review:

"Gleefully grisly....A fast-moving, subversive comedy....This book will make you laugh out loud." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"A killer, his double, a shrink and her lover are the core cast of madcap characters in this gleefully grisly novel....Spark does a remarkable job of weaving wacky personalities and gruesome details into a fast-moving, subversive comedy....This book will make you laugh out loud." The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis:

In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England’s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who kept him on the loose.

When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf’s Paris office, there is one problem: she already has a patient who says he’s Lucan, the fugitive murderer who bludgeoned his children’s nanny in a botched attempt to kill his wife. As Dr. Wolf sets about deciding which of her patients, if either, is the real Lucan, she finds herself in a fierce battle of wills and an exciting chase across Europe. For someone is deceiving someone, and it may be the good doctor, who, despite her unorthodox therapeutic method (she talks mainly about her own life), has a sinister past, too.

Exhibiting Muriel Spark’s boundless imagination and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, clever, and deliciously entertaining tale by one of Britain’s greatest living novelists.

About the Author

Muriel Spark is the author of twenty-one novels. She lives in Tuscany, Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720908
Author:
Spark, Muriel
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Fugitives from justice
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;mystery;british;england;london;literature
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.12x5.14x.47 in. .42 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Autobiography of Alice B Toklas Used Mass Market $4.95
  2. The 48 Laws of Power
    Used Trade Paper $10.95
  3. 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. 201 Modern Greek Verbs Used Trade Paper $8.50
  5. Wisdom Tales From Around the World Used Trade Paper $10.00
  6. Clue in the Diary
    New Hardcover $7.99

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

Aiding and Abetting New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.00 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385720908 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Like numerous books of the Bible, Dame Muriel's novels frequently defy belief....[L]ike the Bible, Spark's novels are designed to bring you to belief, if only by making you wonder, with a certain nervous gaiety, just Who might be behind the fiendish tangles of the world." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review" by , "A trickily plotted black comedy that reads at once as a morality play and a glittering entertainment."
"Review" by , "In her ninth decade, Spark has produced one of the best of her sui-generis novels."
"Review" by , "Gleefully grisly....A fast-moving, subversive comedy....This book will make you laugh out loud."
"Review" by , "A killer, his double, a shrink and her lover are the core cast of madcap characters in this gleefully grisly novel....Spark does a remarkable job of weaving wacky personalities and gruesome details into a fast-moving, subversive comedy....This book will make you laugh out loud."
"Synopsis" by , In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England’s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who kept him on the loose.

When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf’s Paris office, there is one problem: she already has a patient who says he’s Lucan, the fugitive murderer who bludgeoned his children’s nanny in a botched attempt to kill his wife. As Dr. Wolf sets about deciding which of her patients, if either, is the real Lucan, she finds herself in a fierce battle of wills and an exciting chase across Europe. For someone is deceiving someone, and it may be the good doctor, who, despite her unorthodox therapeutic method (she talks mainly about her own life), has a sinister past, too.

Exhibiting Muriel Spark’s boundless imagination and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, clever, and deliciously entertaining tale by one of Britain’s greatest living novelists.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.