Books: Murder in August

Θ THE HIGH WINDOW — Raymond Chandler—Knopf ($2). Tough but intelligent Private Detective Marlowe, hired to trace a valuable coin missing from a California collection, stays to solve murders, past & present, in a wealthy and belligerent clan. Excellent writing, fantastic characters and shrewd detecting place it among the best.

Θ HER HEART IN HER THROAT — Ethel Lina White —Harper ($2). The dark secret of a long-vacant house in an English town terrorized by a homicidal maniac who plays hob with the nerves of a pretty young governess. She barely escapes death...

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