14 MARCH 1958, Page 25

It's a Crime

Marion. By John Bingham. (Gollancz, 12s. 6d.)' Sadistic killer of nice young women crosses path of another man's unfaithful wife. London and Sussex setting; matter-of-fact in tone; cunningly plotted; ecstatically exciting as murderer closes in on last victim, innocent suspect closes• in on murderer, police on suspect.