DOUBLE HONEYMOON by EVANS. CONNELL
252 pages. Putnam. $7.95.
Readers of Evan Connell's The Connoisseur already know Karl Muhlbach, the middle-aged insurance executive and widower who developed a quiet obsession with pre-Columbian art. An innately cool eye for authenticity got him started. Muhlbach's sudden desire to possess statuary caused him embarrassment. In Double Honeymoon, Muhlbach again decides to take a risk within limits. This time it is a brief fling with a beautiful young girl every bit as exotic and cracked as a piece of pre-Columbian pottery.
She has an unlikely name, Lambeth Brent,...