cover image Strangler


Parnell Hall. Onyx Books, $4.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-451-40217-2

In Hall's fourth Stanley Hastings novel the hero stumbles yet again into the arms of crime--this time, into a series of strangulations of potential clients for detective Hastings's ambulance-chasing employers. ``Though the plot is somewhat garbled, Hall arranges wonderful surprises at the end,'' wrote PW , adding that the work is ``sure to win Hall plaudits and fans.'' (Oct.)