Picks and Pans Review: The Old Die Young

UPDATED 09/29/1980 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/29/1980 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Richard Lockridge

The first victim in this murder mystery set on Broadway is a 60ish star who has just opened in a play. Later, the old actor's manservant gets his head bashed in. Author Lockridge and his late wife, Frances, wrote 26 Mr. and Mrs. North mysteries, and he has more than 60 other books to his credit. This time, however, his New York cop hero, Lt. Nathan Shapiro, is uninspired and vague, and the solution to the murders is positively perfunctory. Lockridge does, however, provide a lovingly detailed description of his favorite Manhattan backdrops, especially the uniquely civilized ambience of the Algonquin Hotel lobby. (Lippincott & Crowell, $9.95)

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