Books: September Mysteries

Of last month's 20, the following stood out as best bets:

THE CHIFFON SCARF—Mignon G. Eberharf — Doubleday, Doran ($2). Double death comes to a St. Louis family when they attempt to sell the plans for a new airplane engine. Serialized in Ladies Home Journal, this brightly finished tale is unusual for the skill with which its suspense is steered through a heavy swell of romance.

LIAR DICE—J. S. Mosher—Simon & Schuster ($2). Up-to-date international intrigue around the U. S. Consulate in Tientsin, China, provides a tense background for the double murder of a U. S. businessman, a...

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