The Grand Peregrination, by Maurice Collis. The 16th Century travels of the Marco Polo-like Portuguese, Fernao Mendes Pinto, whose Far East adventures cast him as soldier, merchant, pirate, slave, ambassador and Jesuit novice (TIME, March 19).
Judgment on Delchev, by Eric Ambler. A thriller, first in ten years, by the author of A Coffin for Dimitrios (TIME, March 19).
The Vicious Circle, by Margaret Case Harriman. A lighthearted anecdotal roundup about the bright bunch that met at the Algonquin in the '20s and '30s for food, talk and character assassination (TIME, March 12).