11 SEPTEMBER 1920, Page 22

READABLE NOVELS.—Sweet Aloes. By Elizabeth Stirling. (Stanley Paul. 7s. 6d.

net.)—An Anglo-Indian story in which the heroine is an attractive figure.—Behind Bed Curtains. By Mansfield Scott. (Nash. 7s. 6d. net.)—An autobiographical story told by an unfortunate person who believes himself to have committed murder under hypnotic influence. The scene is laid in the United States, and in the end the real murderer is discovered by the usual super-detective of fiction. Of course, it turns out that the most attractive person in the book is the guilty person.