Books: Maze with a Moral

THE DARK LABYRINTH (266 pp.)—Lawrence Durrell—Dutton ($3.95).

A wildly disparate group of people, traveling the Mediterranean on a cruise ship called Europa, disembark in Crete to explore a labyrinth advertised as the mythic one of the fabled Minotaur. There is a lady missionary, a male medium, an archaeologist, an artist, a young girl clerk, and a jolly middle-aged couple who won the trip as a prize in a newspaper competition. A landslide cuts them off from the outside world. Several of them die, a few manage to return to everyday life, and two of...

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