17 MARCH 1866, Page 20

Dr. Weld. By M. M. Bell. (Warne and Co.)—A wildly

sensational story, which the writer says was not founded on the case of Dr. Pritchard,. but which reads exactly as if it had been. There is power of a kind in• it, but it is wasted on a story of crime which we should call improbable,. but that the incidents, invented, the author says, three years ago sub- sequently occurred in real life. The criminal is not explained, and the interest therefore is confined to incidents of which the majority are slightly sickening, and to the attempts of Dr. Weld to conceal or account for his own crimes, which have a certain cleverness.