Picks and Pans Review: Critic's Choice

updated 07/24/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/24/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>WHILE MY PRETTY ONE SLEEPS The victim in Mary Higgins Clark's murder mystery, a fashion writer, is nasty, but you'll want to know who did her in. (Simon and Schuster)


The most labyrinthine spy novel doesn't contain any more bizarre twists than this nonfiction report on women who suspect foul play in the deaths of their husbands—all members of the U.S. intelligence network. William Corson and Joseph and Susan Trento are the authors. (Crown)

SONGS FROM THE ALLEY The crisis of the homeless is given a very human face in a compassionate study of Boston street people by Kathleen Hirsch. (Ticknor & Fields)

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