Books: Spineless Heroine

Two FLIGHTS UP—Mary Roberts Rine-hart—Doubleday Doran ($2.) Connoisseurs of mystery stories—a great many of both have cropped up in the last decade —prefer them undiluted with the tender passion. Though Author Rinehart knows how to write a mystery story (The Amazing Interlude, The Red Lamp), and her sons* know how to publish them, she indulges in dilution to the extent of a new volume self-labelled "a love story—with just enough mystery." Mystery connoisseurs will be disappointed. Love-storyites will find in Holly a spineless heroine, in Warrington a blundering hero in spite of his burly good looks, and in Furness Brooks (he...

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