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4.0

"Murders on the Half-Skull" is an entertaining anthology of suspense and mystery tales selected by Alfred Hitchcock. The stories were mostly written in the sixties and this is evident in the atmosphere, writing style, and relationships between the characters demonstrated. There are tales of bumbling hired killers, sinister spinsters, framed lovers, Hispanic gangs, and rowdy rockers. I've yet to read an Alfred Hitchcock anthology that I haven't enjoyed, and although this isn't his best, it's definitely worth picking up if you come across a copy in a second-hand bookshop or a garage sale.
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