Books: Murder in February, Mar. 6, 1944

HOME SWEET HOMICIDE— Craig Rice— Simon & Schuster ($2). The three active children of mystery-writing Marian Carstairs were practically in at the death when murder came next door, and in their own inimitable fashion pointed out the solution to a brace of long-suffering detectives. You may forget the murder while you laugh at the kids, but from all angles it's about the best bet of the year.

THE DELICATE APE— Dorothy B. Hughes —Duell, Sloan & Pearce ($2.50). Piers Hunt, field assistant to the murdered Secretary of Peace in a postwar...