Books: Murders of the Month: Jan. 30, 1933

(Listed in order of merit)

THE KENNEL MURDER CASE—S. S. Van Dine—Scribner ($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 COCKATOO—Mignon G. Eberhart—Crime 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 EVERYTHING—J. B. Priestley...

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