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Mary Roberts Rinehart's Crime Book. (Cassell, 21s.); A Treasury of

Sayers Stories. (Gollancz, 10s. 6d.); Best American Detective Stories of the Year. (Boardman, 12s. 6d.) and The Albatross. By Charlotte Armstrong. (Peter Davies, 15s.) Those packing for summer cruises may like to know of an omnibus collection of three long, old-fashioned novels from an American veteran; twenty-four reprinted short stories from our own more sophisticated and late-lamented English hand, and (in a much shorter book) eleven particularly cun- ning and competent American magazine stories. The Armstrong collection of ten superb suspense stories is remarkable for both quality and