Books: Suspended Sesame

THE DOOR—Mary Roberts Rinehart— Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Miss Bell, middle-aged spinster, Rine-hart-earmarked by common-sense and coolness, presided over a comfortable and well-run household. One evening as she sat in the living room after dinner she saw reflected in the mirror the feet of a man on the hall staircase. In spite of her coolness and common sense, the burglar got away. Soon after came the first murder. It was followed by two more, by three murderous assaults, one suicide. Author Rinehart knows well how to build up complications, weight the story with...