13 JUNE 1958, Page 26

Death in Seven Volumes. By Douglas 1 , 1 Browne. (Macdonald, 1

1 s. 6d.) If you can betidio in messages from beyond the grave spelled onto, code in an obscure seven-volume set in the 1 don Library, and in a gourmet deeply concerite, about the travelling qualities of aligote--cheaPoo and least fragile of white burgundies—then Yool can settle down to a mild-mannered piece aboi some nice men at Scotland Yard and some tItiol ones in the book trade. CHRISTOPHER