3 SEPTEMBER 1898, Page 24

Forbidden by Law. By Major Arthur Griffiths. (Jerrold and Sons.)—This

is a story, told by a competent narrator, of what we may call the "new smuggling." It differs from what we have been accustomed to in the pages of Mr. G. P. R. James and others:

Perhaps it is less picturesque, as swindling is less picturesque than highway robbery. Nevertheless, it can be used to good pur- pose, as any one who reads Forbidden by Law will readily acknow- ledge. Various strands of good and evil, love and crime, are cleverly woven together, and the result is effective.