The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories Author:Mary Higgins Clark The title piece in this smoothly written collection, the first from the bestselling mystery novelist, is a novella. Judith Chase is an American historian working in London and enjoying the courtship of Sir Stephen Hallett, due to become England's next prime minister. Beset by vague fears. Judith consults Dr. Patel, famous for treating Anna Ander... more »son, who claimed she was Anastasia of the Russian royal family. "Retrogressed" by Patel, Judith finds herself in the 17th century, during the English Civil War and Restoration, (of the monarchy), reliving horrors that the author exploits in full measure. This and the four other stories, (three of them previously published in Woman's Day magazine,) amply demonstrate Clark's skill at maintaining suspense by creating nightmarish situations that lie just beneath the surface of ordinary life. Literary Guild alternate.
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Judith Chase -- a beautiful historian engaged to the next Prime Minister of Great Britain -- is at the top of her professional and personal life. But the streets of London are pulling Judith back to a time beyond her past. In a search for her childhood, she becomes involved in a daring psychological experiment and finds herself leading a terrifying double life. Meanwhile, the London police are seeking clues to a bizarre string of bombings where the answers seem to point to the life of a woman who lived 300 hundred years ago... a woman who is inextricably linked to Judith Chase. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.« less