Books: Murder in April

SABOTAGE —Cleve F. Adams—Dutton ($2). Irishman McBride, who has practically no morals, gets interested in the repeated accidents at the Palos Verde Dam project. McBride robustly progresses through a tough town teeming with blondes, brunettes, fist fights, murders.

GOLDEN ASHES—Freeman Wills Crofts—Dodd, Mead ($2). Inspector French bumbles through arson and murder in a complicated case stemming from the unsuccessful transmogrification of a plain Chicago citizen into a baronet in Surrey.

DEATH CAME DANCING— Kathleen Moore Knight—Crime Club ($2). At the Pollera Ball in Panama, Mrs. Richmond, native seductress, appears with her ancestral gold and...

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