Murder in the New York Public Library amongst the books. Death Walks in Marble Halls (1951). Lawrence G. Blochman. Dell Book # 19 [Pamphlet]. The tale opens with a threat on the life of a library trustee, a threat that may or may not be closely linked with the killing that follows. There are many references to books and literary quotes in the story. Even apparently casual references often light up Blochman interests: words in a card catalogue.