Of this month's 13, four stood out as best bets:
THE FASHION IN SHROUDS Margery Allingham Doubleday, Doran ($2).
An ambitious attempt at a rounded story of detection, in which Albert Campion expertly solves three deaths in a professional and artistic London circle. Not only is it a skilful mystery, with a solution that stays in solution until the end, but it has good characterizations, and is a competent job of novel-writing.
A BLUNT INSTRUMENT Georgette Heyer Crime Club ($2). A blunt instrument finishes the philandering of a well-to-do English gentleman. Notable...