Books: Recent Fiction, Nov. 5, 1945

ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY—Edward Harris Heth—Harper ($2.50). This taut tale of what happened one night in big-time Charley King's midwestern gambling house will give ordinary bridge and poker fans a rough notion of the fever that throbs in a sure-enough gambler's veins. Of that momentous night when Charley had his triumph—and his comeuppance—Wisconsin-born Author Heth has made a fast-moving short novel. His slightly lopsided characters look startlingly real in the smoky, harshly lit room where little Bergson sweats over, a two-bit bet and a stranger's trembling hands stake $8000 on one roll of...

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