Books: Murder in November

THE GREAT MISTAKE—Mary Roberts Rinehart—Farrar & Rinehart ($2). Maud Wainwright, money-dripping widow of the Cloisters, is bedeviled by a neighborhood crowd of dastardly ex-husbands and bitchy ex-wives. Plenty of murder.

JOURNEY INTO FEAR—Eric Ambler —Knopf ($2). Wartime attempt of a Britisher, traveling in naval ordnance, to get home from Turkey. His gradual realization that he must be murdered, Turkish gestures of protection, changing plans, sudden death on his ship—this is ordinary intrigue material made into a knockout story.

THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER —Eric Stanley Gardner—Morrow ($2). Perry Mason, insatiable lawyer-sleuth, is...

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