Books: Murder in December, Jan. 6, 1941

THE. DEADLY SUNSHADE — Phoebe Atwood Taylor—Norfon ($2). Mrs. "Picklepuss" Belcher leads some Cape Cod Minutewomen into action with rifles on behalf of Deputy Sheriff Asey Mayo, who isn't sure the girls aren't potshotting at him. When Asey finds out who slipped Lucia Newell a beaker of atropine under the beach umbrella, he really teaches the skirted home guard to shoot.

THE SAINT IN MIAMI—Leslie Char-teris—Crime Club ($2). Simon Templar, specialist in cleaning up dirty business without benefit of law, devotes a vacation to scotching the Bund. Plenty of bloody action in the...

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