The annual, a bouquet garni from miscellaneous magazines- four from Manhunt, three from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine,...

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BEST DETECTIVE STORIES OF THE YEAR-1955

The annual, a bouquet garni from miscellaneous magazines- four from Manhunt, three from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, assembles more old talent than new. Richard Deming's The Choice is between political ambition and a compromise with murder; Helen Nielsen's You Can't Trust a Man is an ironic reflex; in Ellery Queen's GI Story two letters alphabetize murder; Evan Hunter's longer Ticket to Death is the probe of a fatal flight; James Yaffe's Bronx Mom makes the innocence of a five-year-old as ""clear as a consomme""; etc., etc. A reliable roundup, and the market should be guessable too.

Pub Date: July 14, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1955