A Funeral in Eden was, we thought one of last year's best mystery stories. Now comes this one -- superlatively good, and total mystification until the close, even as to the fact of murder. The story of a week-end at the Renaissance estate of an international figure of power and wealth, Marie Beuil, and her gallimaufrey of guests. Crooked maritime dealings, past connections with a mad painter of terrific amorous entanglements, all focus the interest on a Spanish writer, supposedly dead, now reappeared. An English journalist does the adding-up. Clever dialogue and characterization which almost puts it out of its class. Done with great finesse.