Books: September Murders

THE WOMAN IN RED — Anthony Gilbert — Smith & Durrell ($2). A jobless and desperate English girl finally gets a place in a sinister London household ruled by a red-wigged old lady with murderous intentions. Private Detective Crook rescues the damsel and clears out the villainous nest. An excellent thriller.

TOO MANY BONES — Ruth Sawtell Wallis — Dodd, Mead ($2). How the disappearance of a domineering widow, who browbeat the staff of a Midwestern museum, led to grisly discoveries by a young anthropologist and his pretty assistant. A mixture of shivers and sprightly talk.

THE GRINNING PIG — Nap Lombard —...

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