Devil in the Belfry
If you like Bleak House and Edwin Drood and if you enjoy the early detectives stories of S J Fletcher, with their strange mixture of local atmosphere and intense mystery, and above all have never read Russell thorndike's The Slype, you will rejoice in no uncetain fashion to fin a new book from his pen. for hear is Dullchester again, and the Dean, and the Cathedral; Mr Mcauly of Scotland Yard, too and a most gloriously imagined plot, and a tremendous climax. Mr Thorndike makes the usual detective novel seem very thin and weak in comparison.
Dial Press 1932