SUSPENSE AND DROSS. By Henry Seton Merriman. (John Murray. 7s.
6d.)—In spite of the startlingly black and white characters of hero and villain, and all the mis- understandings and agonizings, the first story in this volume is as readable to-day as it was in 1890. The same can be said of Dross, which is a thrilling novel of life in Paris, during the time of the Third Napoleon. The many admirers of Merriman's art will welcome the reappearance of his earlier stories.