cover image The Anastasia Syndrome

The Anastasia Syndrome

Mary Higgins Clark. Pocket Books, $7.99 (320pp) ISBN 978-0-671-70123-9

This collection's title novella concerns a woman ``retrogressed'' to the 17th century's English Civil War by Dr. Patel, famous for treating a woman claiming to be the Russian royal family's Anastasia. According to PW, these five tales ``amply demonstrate Clark's skill at maintaining suspense by creating nightmarish situations that lie just beneath the surface of ordinary life.'' (Mar.)