Books: Murders of the Month: Apr. 1, 1940

THE BROKEN FACE MURDERS—Darwin & Hildegarde Teilhet — Crime Club ($2). The Baron von Kaz and his miraculous green umbrella are back, this time with a bride. Before the honeymoon in California's hills can get properly started, the honeymoon cottage becomes a shambles. Both the Baron and the reader get a good run for their money.

THE CASE OF THE BAITED HOOK—Erie Stanley Gardner—Morrow ($2). Perry Mason, the lawyer who always gets there ahead of the cops, takes a fat fee one rainy night to keep a masked girl out of trouble. When several unmasked females turn up...

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