Books: T. B. M. L.

Considering mystery&151;&&151;adventure-story readers as a mass market, publishers have tried various methods to supply it: the omnibus&151;Dorothy Sayers, Carolyn Wells; the monthly release&151; Crime Club, Mystery League; uniform binding&151;the early French translations, Fantomas, the works of Wilkie Collins. Last week, Appleton-Century brought out a set of 15 thrillers characterized as The Tired Business Man's Library. The series includes the soothing romance inspired by centre-fire .45's, thrills inculcated by euphemistic detectives, and the shakes and chills of horror by night. Included are no omnibi, but individual books by such old-timers as Octavus Roy...

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