THE BISHOP MURDER CASE−S.S. Van Dine−Scribners ($2).
The original title of this book was "The Mother Goose Murder Case." It was changed because the publishers probably feared that the public would think it a book for children−a gentle story with a fairytale murder.
A sportsman named Joseph Cochrane ("Cock") Robin was found dead with an arrow through his heart. A man named Sperling (German for sparrow) was suspected.
Who killed Cock Robin? "I" said the sparrow, "With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin."
It was, of course, not as simple as...