Books: Murder in July, Aug. 3, 1942

TINSLEY'S BONES — Percival Wilde —Random House ($2). The incineration of an eremitical pulpwriter in his rural Connecticut retreat causes the convocation of an amazing coroner's jury. The testimony presented, the diary of one juror with an unfortunate flair for amateur detection, and the sly sleuthing of Coroner Slocum make up the year's most intelligently hilarious mystery yarn.

No COFFIN FOR THE CORPSE—Clayfon Rawson—Little, Brown & Co. ($2). A rich spiritualism devotee sees the ghost of a blackmailer he slugged and buried, and is later himself found slain in the locked...

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