1 MARCH 1873, Page 23

One of Two. By Hain Friswell. (H. S. Kiug.)—Thie is

a story of crime and its detection. ingeniously constructed. and told with spirit, which readers who like such stories—and most of us have now and then a mood in which we like them—may read with interest and even excitement. The plot is skilfully made, the secret well kept, and the &none/new unexpected. The characters and proceedines of the two detec- tives, Brown John and "Daylight," each so acute, hut yet so different, are particularly well described. Altogether, we like Mr. Friswell better in his capacity of romance-writer than when he gives us what we may take leave to call his sentimentalities.