Books: Take Me Back to Manderley

THE SCAPEGOAT (348 pp.)—Daphne Du Maurier—Doubleday ($3.95).

At the end of The Scapegoat's first chapter, set in a French provincial bar, someone jars the hero's elbow and "as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him, and I realized, with a strange sense of shock and fear and nausea all combined, that his face and voice were known to me too well. I was looking at myself."

At that point it is plain that the famed author of Rebecca has not lost her tricky gift for making the...

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