22 NOVEMBER 1930, Page 60

THE NIGHT OF THE FOG. By Antony Gilbert. (Gollanca. 7s.

6d.)—Mr. Gilbert's new story is rather refreshing, in that we are not compelled to follow every thought in the mind of the brilliant young amateur detective, but allowed to see it only at intervals, by allusion. In the country setting we are given, by contrast, a straight narrative of the events which led up to the acquittal of the hero, the breakdown of the two criminals, and the reunion of parted lovers. The only thing that remains obscure is why the talented criminal should have taken such an indirect way to his object, but this, we believe, is a foible of criminals. It does not interfere with the story.