23 JULY 1927, Page 37

BLUE MURDER. By Edmund Snell. (Fisher Unwin. 7s. 6d. net.)—Blue

Murder does not give us a quite coherent account of the terrible plot for the conquest of the world invented by the mad scientist Ahlborg. Readers who do not like to study " shockers " as closely as a philosophical essay will get a little confused between Ahlborg and The Lizard," his remarkably able aide-de-camp. There are some exciting moments, but, on the whole, the book is disappointing.