5 APRIL 1957, Page 28

No Tears for Shirley , Minton. By Kenneth Lowe. (Boardman, 10s.

6d.) Another similar, and similarly gripping, talc of pretty blackmailer's mysterious murder, not perhaps put together with quite such dazzling technical skill as Mr. Ransome's confection, but very neat and crafty all the same, and atmosphere of small middle- Western town beautifully done.