Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NYT-reviewed mysteries, June 1936.

Reviewed this week in the NYT 75 years ago:

Murder of a Matriarch by Hugh Austin. "If you can determine not only the murderer but also the method, go to the head of the class."

Strange Houses by Cora Jarrett. "a puzzle which unravels to a surprising end . . . the main lines of interest draw taut early and never slacken."

Sax Rohmer, from
the New York Tribune,
Apr 18, 1920
X. Jones of Scotland Yard by the ever-odd Harry Stephen Keeler. "A lot of pother over something that nobody cares a whoop about."

President Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer.  "Fiction's most magnificent criminal turns his green eyes on the United States."

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