30 MAY 1925, Page 26

Some Men and Women. By Mrs. Belloc Lowndes. (Hutchinson. 7s.

-6d. net.)—Three of these eight stories have as their motive murder and suicide. The_ rest of them are chiefly concerned with less startling _sentimental ad- ventures. The plots of these various studies 'arc extremely neat and well constructed ; the author avoids 'any attempt at modem psychological methodS.