Books: Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers

THE SQUEALER—Edgar Wallace— Doubleday, Doran ($2).

THE MURDER IN THE PALLANT—J. S.

Fletcher—Knopf ($2).

THAT DINNER AT BARDOLPH'S—R. A. J.

Walling—Morrow ($2).

THE PORTRAIT INVISIBLE—Joseph Gollomb—Macmillan ($2).

A "squealer" is a thief who betrays thieves. The squealer about whom Author Wallace has written is also a receiver of stolen goods; when a robber refuses the meagre price which he offers for purloined bonds or jewels, the squealer tells the police on him. This is an insult rather than an injury to the police. The wily foxes who play...

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