Books: Detective Colt

ABOUT THE MURDER OF GERALDINE FOSTER—Anthony Abbot—Covici, Friede ($2).

A new detective makes his appearance with this mystery-murder; his author promises more later. Thatcher Colt, a combination of Grover Whalen and Philo Vance, was one of New York City's Police Commissioners you may never have heard about. "What [he] really wanted was to be a musician and poet (in deadly privacy he applied himself to the forms of the sonnet and the villanelle and practiced cadenzas on a flute) but unfortunately nature had made him a detective and, as he once told me,...

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