Books: Murder in February, Mar. 3, 1941

SPEAK NO EVIL—Mignon G. Eberhart—Random House ($2). Married to a rich drunkard, Elizabeth Dakin nearly hangs for his shooting in their Jamaica, B. W. I. villa. Two other men want her, two other women don't. Add a slobbering male secretary and you have a hot time at old Montego Bay.

THE CARELESS HANGMAN—Nigel Borland—Farrar & Rinehart ($2). Mrs. Battleaxe Pym of the Yard roars her giant red Sforza all over Thameshire in the matter of the tailor's dummy made of a human skeleton.

BY HOOK OR CROOK—R. A. J. Walling—Morrow ($2). Good, conventional English slaughter in Devon, where old tin mines look like...

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