Books: Too Much Mustard

THIRTEEN MEN—Tiffany Thayer— Claude Kendall ($2.50).

Most murder-story writers content themselves with two or three violent deaths in one book. Not so Author Thayer: his hero kills 39 people. But Thirteen Men is not a detective story, for the murders are all committed and solved in the first chapter. The rest of the book takes up the life-story of each of the twelve jurors in the murder trial, starting with each man's birth and ending with his opening the mailed summons for jury duty. It is a varied panel: an Irish contractor, a...

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