15 SEPTEMBER 1961, Page 26

Killing Cousins, By Fletcher Flora. (Cape, 12s. 6d.) Cheerfully heartless

frolic, in the idiom of A Slight Case of Murder or, as it might be, The Wrong Box in Kansas City, in which a cuddlesome featherpate kills her old man quite,

quite dead, and talks her way out of—and into— no end of other trouble until she is left at the end. with her lover-accomplice in the cooler, and she fluttering her eyelashes at the great big lawyer- man, and not unsuccessfully.