1 DECEMBER 1894, Page 12

Stanhope of Chester : a Mystery. By Percy Andreae. (Smith,

Elder, and Co.)—A certain Wetherington is perhaps the real hero of this mystery, and it is the relation in the first person of the fate that overtakes him, through the agency of Stanhope of Chester, that constitutes the mystery. Some secret saps the happiness of Wetherington ; it turns out to be remorse ; but how Stanhope, a harmless individual, should be able to affect him so powerfully is not disclosed till the end of the narrative. The interest is kept up to the last, and Stanhope himself ever remains an unexplained mystery. The style is slightly tedious, but the book is distinctly well written and quite readable.