(Listed in order of merit)
THE KENNEL MURDER CASES. S. Van DineScribner ($2). There were half-a-dozen suspects when Heath, with Philo Vance's help, discovered that the corpse in the locked room really represented murder, not suicide. Erudition on Chinese ceramics and Scottie-breeding (carefully annotated) enables Vance to catch the culprit.
THE WHITE COCKATOOMignon G. EberhartCrime Club ($2). A handful of out-of-season guests in a rambling French hotel meet an anonymous corpse on the dark stair, followed by shots in the night, impersonations, intrigue, two more murders.
I'LL TELL YOU EVERYTHINGJ. B. Priestley...