2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 40

Sanders of the River. By Edgar Wallace. (Ward, Lock and

Co. 6s.)—Mr. Edgar Wallace gives a series of convincing sketches of life in Western Africa in his study of the adventures of Mr. Commissioner Sanders. Some of the stories are of a rather horrify- ing nature, but Mr. Wallace's gift of slightly sardonic humour softens them a little to the reader, whose feelings will thus not be unduly wrung. The chief fault of the book is the inevitable same- ness of the different episodes. When the same character appears in more than one of the adventures it is a little difficult to follow the exact thread of each sketch in succession.