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In last year's Killing Mr. Griffin, a disturbed and evil high school student led four classmates in kidnapping and inadvertently killing a strict teacher. [In Daughters of Eve] the mad instigator is a new teacher and adviser to the selective, nationally affiliated service club Daughters of Eve; and the instruments of her revenge against males are the club's ten members, whose small Michigan town seems to have been by-passed by the winds of women's liberation…. Despite slickness and stereotypes, Killing Mr. Griffin—and another of Duncan's group-guilt numbers, I Know What You Did Last Summer …—had a good share of seductive suspense; this is just manipulated melodrama. Duncan takes care to maintain an ideological balance with her offending males and her twisted feminist, but both sides are too heavily drawn to hold up.

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A review of "Daughters of Eve," in Kirkus Reviews (copyright © 1979 The Kirkus Service, Inc.), Vol. XLVII, No. 19, October 1, 1979, p. 1149.

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