The detective novel for a change and a most able job, this two-part dissection is first focussed on the accused as he...

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THE COLOR OF MURDER

The detective novel for a change and a most able job, this two-part dissection is first focussed on the accused as he reveals himself to the consulting psychiatrist, then on his trial and its ramifications. John Wilkins has blackouts, is unhappily married, recognizes his fantasy life in his romantic dreaming about Sheila, a local librarian, is upset about his work. A rising silk takes the defense, Wilkins' family hires a private detective, the trial produces damaging witnesses for Wilkins' murder of Sheila, and the finale is a double-play of ingenuity. British -- and of the best.

Pub Date: June 11, 1958

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Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1958