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Onyx reviews: The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce
Reviewed by Bev Vincent, 2/22/2016
Max belongs to that rare breed of character known as the gentleman thief, the
kind popularized by Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief. These men have style.
They know how to dress for any occasion. Women are fascinated by and attracted
to them. They have skills that make them popular in polite society: they can
dance and they can make polite conversation on any subject. Despite their power
over women, men don't resent them. They want to be like them.
Max Costa comes frut. Nine years after the incident
in Buenos Aires, they crossed paths in Nice, France, shortly before World War
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