Books: Murders of the Month: Jan. 29, 1934

WILFUL AND PREMEDITATED—Freeman Wills Crofts—Dodd, Mead ($2).

Poison is the weapon; the motive, gain. The author first shows the victim's death, then the murderer's modus operandi. Inspector French is brought forward on the trail. In the ensuing hunt the reader feels himself the quarry. Explanation of detection follows, with Inspector French being raised in rank once again.

BOMBAY MAIL—Lawrence G. Blochman —Little, Brown ($2). Death and fast action take place on the crack Trans-Indian Express. First victim is the Governor of Bengal, second the Maharaja of Zunjore. Inspector Prike, sorting suspects, encounters rubies,...

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