5 APRIL 1957, Page 28

Anything to Declare? By Freeman Wills Crofts. (Hodder and Stotighton,

12s. 6d.) This almost octogenarian old master knows how to construct and elucidate a plot, and his genteel prose paces sedately through the 'maze of smuggling, black- mail and murder to a completely satisfactory soltition. AS cosy as good home cooking.