Many women come out of the woodwork to claim this fortune. One of them, with the most plausible story, becomes the murder victim. Who on earth could have killed her, and why? And what role, if any, was played by Aunt Clara's sensational diary, which seemed to describe yet another murder? Almost in spite of himself, Frank seeks to find the solution to this tangled affair.
Part of the series The Frank May Chronicles, by Stanford law professor Lawrence M. Friedman and published by Quid Pro Books.
Frank avoids murder cases like most people avoid the dentist. That's not so easy to do when a dead body shows up during his routine appointment for a teeth cleaning, and he is thrust into an investigation that bridges his law practice. He needs to get to the root of this death. That will take more than scraping the surface of a dental practice with deep secrets and suspicious characters — or the nearby, bizarre Xyloquex Corporation.
If Frank May is up to the task, he seems to be the last one to know it.
A new QP Mystery, in the series The Frank May Chronicles. Other novels in the series include The Book Club Murder, Death of a Wannabe, Death of a One-Sided Man, and An Unnatural Death.
What people refer to as "the rules", such as anonymity, neutrality and abstinence, are the lessons Freud learned from painful experience when he tried to reproduce the new, free mind-set. Friedman argues that one can see Freud making this empirical discovery gradually over the sequence of papers. He argues that we cannot understand the famous images, such the analyst-as-surgeon, or mirror, without seeing how they figure in this series of experiments. Many of the arguments in the profession turn out to be unnecessary once this is grasped. Freud’s book is not a book of rules but a description of what happens if one does one thing or another; the choice is the therapist’s, as is the choice to use them together to elicit the analytic experience.
In the light of this understanding, Friedman discusses aspects of treatments that are guided by these principles, such as enactment, the frame, what lies beyond interpretation, the kind of tensions that are set up between analyst and patient, the question of special analytic love, the future of analytic technique, and a possible basis for defining Freudian psychoanalysis. Finally, he makes concrete suggestions for teaching the Papers on Technique.
Freud's Papers on Technique and Contemporary Clinical Practicewill appeal to all psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists concerned about the empirical basis of their customary procedures and the future of their craft.
Frank May hates trouble, as a lawyer and as a guy. But it likes him just fine. For someone who practices wills and trusts law because it lies far from the scene of murder and mayhem, he has a knack for being caught up in it anyway.
Which is why he thought he was fortune's friend the night his wife stayed home from her book club meeting with a migraine. That very night the husband of the hostess was murdered. Frank hoped he could stay clear of this sordid affair. But that was not to be.
The members of the club all came to believe that Frank and only Frank could solve the mystery. That was never his intention, but here too fate intervened. Despite himself, he became entangled in all the intrigues of the members. And in the end, he blundered his way to the dramatic secret that lay at the heart of the book club murder.
A Frank May Mystery, from QP Books. The series also features more fiction by Lawrence Friedman, including An Unnatural Death and Death of a Wannabe. Bonus feature: An extensive preview of An Unnatural Death is included inside The Book Club Murder.