THE THEME IS MURDER by Miriam Allen deFord

THE THEME IS MURDER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Short mystery stories are also sometimes reduced to showy stratagems but, for the most part, Miriam Allen deFord, who has written a good deal of fact crime, tells reasonable stories reasonably well. There are about fifteen of them: the death of a salesman involves an insurance payoff; an heiress finds her late husband indulging in a confidence swindle; a man whose career and marriage were destroyed achieves revenge only on his deathbed; and grislier touches in the Death in the Family which an undertaker acquires and Mortmain... Competent plus.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1967
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman