The Sloane Square Mystery. By Herbert Adams. (Methuen. 3s. 6d.
net.)—It is very seldom in murder stories that the corpse is cast for the part of the villain ; but this ingenious device is resorted to by Mr. Herbert Adams in The Sloane Square Mystery. A victim of a false accusation of murder is duly provided in the person of the hero, and if the clues followed by his friends in the hope of proving his inno- cence are a little spun out, some latitude must be allowed to an author who has to produce a certain number of words to fill his volume. The book will make a sufficiently strong im- pression on most readers •for them to think of -it when they are waiting for 'bus No. " 19 " or " 22 " to pick them up from the refuge where stands the Chelsea War Memorial.