5 APRIL 1957, Page 28

The Long Echo. By Douglas Rutherford. (Collins, 10s. 6d.) Old

feuds and ancient wrongs are the mainsprings of murder in a North-Italian tnountain village, most alluringly described. Mr. Rutherford writes an admirably economical, well-bred prose; knows and loves his background; and makes his art-historian hero a credible figure, and the plot convincing enough. This is quite as good as the same author's Grand Prix Murder-high praise.