Books: Murder!

MURDER IN THE MOOR—Thomas Kindon—Dutton ($2).

The excessively ugly, good-humored and unambitious Peregrine ("Pithecanthropus") Smith, on a fortnight's pedestrian holiday from his police duties, meets up with an aggressive young Scottish engineer. They set out to cross Dukesmoor together in a thick fog. From the window of the moorland house a face watches them menacingly. Through the fog comes faintly the tolling of a bell—a convict has escaped! At Oakmere Pool lies the dead body of a man, stripped to his underclothes. . . . Thus this thriller, in the somewhat old-fashioned English manner:...

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