Books: Death Ain't Got No Sting

THE SEARCH FOR BRIDEY MURPHY (256 pp.) — Morey Bernstein — Doubleday ($3.75).

. . . But that the dread of something

after death, The undisco'ver'd country from whose


No traveller returns, puzzles the will,

And makes us rather bear those ills we have

Than fly to others that we know not of?

A simple Irish lass named Bridey Murphy has now resolved the puzzle that so troubled Hamlet. Bridey died in Belfast in 1864, but in 1952 and '53 she came back from "the undiscover'd country" to tell a well-to-do Colorado businessman and amateur hypnotist named Morey Bernstein what it is like after death.

Of course this...

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