Books: Gambler as Hero

DARK HAZARD-W. R. Burnett-Harper ($2.50).

U. S. readers do not always agree with U S. critics. Though critics rate Author William Riley Burnett a little higher than the Satevepost high-school of fiction, they have not given him much of a hand. But readers, 90% of whom want entertainment first & last, like his books, find it hard to lay down a Burnett story once they have picked it up. Story-teller pure & simple, Burnett is no axe-grinder, has no bees in his bonnet, unleashes no worrying moral. Not yet nominated for the Hall of...

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