Books: Stoops to Folly

THE STATE VERSUS ELINOR NORTON— Mary Roberts Rinehart—Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

Authoress Mary Roberts Rinehart has written too many sensible murder stories for her own good. When in The State versus Elinor Norton she tries to show a lovely woman stooping to folly and finding too late that men betray, ghosts of The After House, The Door and The Album rise up to prevent her.

Elinor Norton is a poor little rich girl of the pre-War period. Her mother's plans for her do not include marriage to Carroll, summer neighbor who tells the...

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