Books: Murders of the Month: Mar. 26, 1934

WHISPERING TONGUES—Laurence Kirk —Doubleday, Doran ($2). The gossip of an English village brings Forster-Daintree to the dock after his wife's death and his almost immediate second marriage. Although he is acquitted, the whisper of poisoner still persists. The village doors are locked at night. Twined throughout the district are the tendrils of the Forster family, spoiled and queer from intermarriage and frustration. When death of the clan's head reveals murder for pride, the village breathes again, but does not understand.

THE NINE TAILORS—Dorothy L. Sayers —Har court, Brace ($2). An emergency campanologist,...

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