Business: June Mysteries

Of the twelve detective stories in the June crop, the following stood out as best bets:

OVERTURE TO DEATH—Ngaio Marsh—Furman ($2). Bizarre murder of a malevolent spinster, in full view of an English church-social audience, neatly solved, by Scotland Yard's Inspector Alleyn. A well-knit baffler, with colorful characterizations.

CANCELLED IN RED—Hugh Penfecost —Dodd, Mead ($2). The shooting of a racketeering stamp broker solved by another dealer, dapper Larry Storm, and by soft-voiced Inspector Bradley of the Manhattan force. Ably-plotted, humorous, backed with authoritative philatelic glue.

NO HANDS ON THE CLOCK—Geoffrey Homes—Morrow ($2). Milk-drinking...

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