Books: Murder in October, Nov. 2, 1942

THE EMPEROR'S SNUFF BOX—John Dickson Carr—Harper ($2). How a harassed and suggestible young Englishwoman was saved from almost certain conviction as the slayer of her fiance's father by the supershrewd deductions of Dr. Kinross, specialist in criminal psychology. A brilliant exercise in detecting, a chilling adventure in careful, cold-blooded villainy, a sterling bit of craftsmanship even though one important bit of evidence is held back.

THE FOURTEENTH TRUMP—Judson P. Philips— Dodd. Mead ($2). The tough and tricky tale of a Manhattan hotel-room murder that puts a pretty girl in the shadow of...

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