14 MARCH 1958, Page 25

The Double Frame. By Craig Rice. (Hammond, 10s. 6d.) Breezy

frivolity in which Chicago's Mr. Crook-John J. Malone, the lawyer who takes his breakfast eggs in gin-and assorted Runyonesque evildoers sort out a slight case of murder and the kidnapping of skinny, pigtailed Awful Child. Very fast and quite funny.