Of the twelve detective stories in the June crop, the following stood out as best bets:
OVERTURE TO DEATHNgaio MarshFurman ($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 REDHugh 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 CLOCKGeoffrey HomesMorrow ($2). Milk-drinking...