Books: Sophisticated Sermon

THE GREATER TRUMPS (268 pp.)—Charles Williams—Pellegrini & Cudahy ($3).

Poet T. S. Eliot once said that he could fearlessly spend a night in a haunted house if Novelist Charles Williams were there to keep him company. Williams' supernatural thrillers make most hauntedhouse yarns seem treacly by comparison. But they are also the legacy of an intellectual, firmly orthodox Christian who calmly discovered God where many men would be embarrassed to look for Him. The Greater Trumps is the fifth of Williams' seven novels to be published in the U.S. since his death in...

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