22 APRIL 1911, Page 24

READABLE NOVELS. — The Black Spider. By Carlton Dawe. (Eveleigh

Nash. 2s. net.)—The story of an enterprising female burglar who commits an almost incredible error of judgment.— The Leech. By Mrs. Harold E. Gorst. (19i113 and Boon. 6s.)—A rather painful novel of the mean way in which a harmless widow is preyed upon by her late husband's sister.