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FABIAN OF THE YARD (208 pp.)—Rob-erf Fabian—British Book Cenfre ($2.75).

"It was 6 a.m., a damp October day, and Miss Dagmar Peters trembled with cold. She was planning to hitchhike to London, thirty miles distant. . . . Six hours later a police-surgeon was examining a ridged blue death-bruise around her throat. She lay spread-eagled among dark shrubbery verging the A20 high road between Maidstone and London. 'Strangled,' said the surgeon."

The corpse of Dagmar Peters was the only clue Scotland Yard's Inspector Robert Fabian had when he arrived on the scene. The man...

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