Of this month's 15 crime stories, three stood out as best bets:
DEATH SENDS A CABLEMargaret Tayler YatesMacmillan ($2). Murder and malice domestic at a naval post. Large roster of credible characters; sprightly details of service life.
THREE BRIGHT PEBBLESLeslie FordFarrar & Rinehart ($2). Two killings brought on by an old Maryland family's domestic and financial tangle. Suspense, people and style skilfully handled.
THE D. A. HOLDS A CANDLEErh Stanley GardnerMorrow ($2). In his second exploit, small-town District Attorney Douglas Selby finds far-flung repercussions in the apparently accidental death of an unknown hitchhiker. Good...