Books: Murder in November

Best of last month's crop of mysteries:

No WIND OF BLAME — Georgette Heyer—Crime Club ($2). No one cares much when bibulous, cantankerous Wallis Carter is shot on the English estate owned by his rich ex-chorus-girl wife. Though ingenious, Inspector Hemingway's sleuthing is secondary to the bright antics of Author Heyer's genteel screwballs.

THE SMILER WITH THE KNIFE—Nicholas Blake—Harper ($2). Perilous adventures befall the wife of a private investigator when she agrees to help the British secret service smash a Fascist conspiracy. To an exciting story pseudonymous Author Blake (English Poet Cecil Day-Lewis)...

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