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December 23, 1990

BLACK CHERRY BLUES by James Lee Burke (Avon: $4.95). Trails to a murder lead Dave Robicheaux, Viet-nam vet turned cop, from the New Orleans swamplands to Montana's open range.

SPRING MOON by Bette Bao Lord (Harper: $4.95). Fast casts a pall over the future of a 19th-Century Chinese woman of noble birth.

PROFESSOR ROMEO by Anne Bernays (Penguin: $7.95). College professor gets his comeuppance when one of his former paramours becomes dean of women's affairs.

DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Signet: $4.95). Inner sanctum of the New York district attorney's office is revisited in this sequel to "No Lesser Plea."


EDUCATION OF A WANDERING MAN by Louis L'Amour (Bantam: $4.95). The Western writer's memories of the people, places and things that inspired his prolific works.

ABANDONED PRAYERS by Gregg Olsen (Popular Library: $4.95). Even after the suspicious death of his pregnant wife, Eli Stutzman was accepted into the Amish fold; then his 9-year-old son was found murdered.

WORLDWALK by Steven M. Newman (Avon: $5.95). Newman's faith in people was rekindled during his four-year walk around the world.

IF THIS WAS HAPPINESS: A Biography of Rita Hayworth (Ballantine: $5.95). Ironically, the woman tagged as the Love Goddess was a victim of sexual abuse when she was young.

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