25 NOVEMBER 1905, Page 25

A Thief in the Night. By E. W. Hornung. (Chatto

and Windt's. Gs.)—The Motor Cracksman. By Charles Carey. (T. Fisher Unwin. 6s.)—A fashionable form of fiction, which is doubtless a development of the "detective novel," is the telling of a story of crime from the sympathetic point of view of a person interested in the criminal. We have already many times spoken our mind plainly as to Mr. Hornung's exploits in this direction. As to his present book, which contains a further