Books: Mysteries of the Month: Aug. 29, 1938

Of last month's 13 mysteries, five stood out as best bets:

Too MANY COOKS—Rex Stout—Farrar & Rinehart ($2). Smooth concoction of crime and cooking in which Nero Wolfe, assisted by faithful, wisecracking Archie Goodwin, solves the murder of one of the world's 15 best chefs.

ROPE ENOUGH—John Stephen Strange —Crime Club ($2). News Cameraman Barney Gantt stumbles into the middle of a death struggle between a corrupt New York political machine and a reform group which results in three murders. Dialogue: good. Action: exciting. Plot: middling.

ONCE Too OFTEN—Whitman Chambers—Doubleday, Doran ($2). Murder involving...

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