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Corpse at the Carnival. By George Bellairs. (Gifford, 10s. 6d.)

and The Grey Stranger. By Frances Crane. (Hammond, 10s. 6d.) If carnival means 'Nice' to you, and port 'Oporto,' then these detective stories about carnival at Douglas, loM, and the death of a Californian port-wine grower, respectively, are informative, if a little less than