Books: Murder in April

WHO'S CALLING—Helen McCloy— Morrow ($2). Unidentified telephone messages tell the chorus girl fiancée of a well-born young Marylander to stay away from the family mansion or else. A murder follows and Basil Willing delves into abnormal psychology to bring up the slayer. Scientifically sound, deductively excellent.

CALAMITY TOWN—Ellery Queen—Little, Brown ($2). The prescient Mr. Queen, unable to prevent the poison-murder he foresaw, probes small-town family histories for an unexpected answer to an intricate and beguiling mystery. The best Queen story in several years.

DEATH ON THE AISLE—Frances and Richard Lockridge—Lippincott ($2). Mr. &...

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