Books: Murder

THE AVENGING PARROT—Anne Austin-Greenberg ($2). Fat old Mrs. Hogarth, an invalid, confined to her boardinghouse room, caused much gossip among her fellow-boarders. Thought to be rich, known to be changeable, she kept altering her will in favor of her latest favorite. Mrs. Hogarth kept a parrot, an extraordinarily clever mimic; through long association and natural hoarseness their voices were almost indistinguishable. When old Mrs. Hogarth wrote the Police Commissioner, saying she feared a murderous assault, he laughed but sent his nephew, cub detective "Bonnie" Dundee. The first night Dundee spent in...

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