The Man Who Knew

The Man Who Knew

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

A youth is lying dead in Gray Square, Bloomsbury. Constable Wiseman is at the scene, as is the handsome Frank Merril, nephew of rich John Martin. Also there is May Nuttall, whose father was the best friend Martin ever had. A small, shabby man in an ill-fitting frock coat and large gold rimmed spectacles pulls a newspaper advertisement from the deceased\'s waistcoat pocket. \'At the Yard,\' whispers the constable to Frank, \'we call him The Man who Knows.\'
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The Clue of the Twisted Candle

The Clue of the Twisted Candle

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

A house in Cadogan Square, London, in which extensive alterations have been done by the Greek owner. One of the rooms is built like a safe. The walls floor and roof are made of almost indestructible reinforced concrete. The only door to the room can only be opened or closed by the owner. The single window is unreachable and there is a steel safe built into the outer wall which is in plain sight of the local policeman who patrols the street every night. Yet it is in this barred and shuttered room that the Greek is found brutally murdered.
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The Casefiles of Mr J. G. Reeder

The Casefiles of Mr J. G. Reeder

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

How on earth did you piece together all this?' he asked in wonder. Mr Reeder shook his head sadly.'I have that perversion,' he said. 'It is a terrible misfortune. I see evil in everything. I have the mind of a criminal.'Let us introduce you to the enigmatic J. G. Reeder, a timid, gentle middle-aged man who carries a furled up umbrella and wears an old-fashioned flat-topped bowler hat. He is one of the great unsung sleuths of mystery fiction, created by the prolific Edgar Wallace, the 'King of Thrillers'. Despite his insignificant appearance, Reeder is a cold and ruthless detective who credits his success to his 'criminal mind' which allows him to solve a series of complex and audacious crimes and outwit the most cunning of villainous masterminds.This volume is a rich feast for crime fiction fans, containing the first three volumes in the Reeder canon: two novels, Room 13 and Terror Keep; and the classic collection of short stories, The Mind of J. G. Reeder.
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The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder

The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

I see wrong in everything,' said Mr Reeder, 'I have the mind of a criminal.' At first glance J G Reeder is an ordinary, slightly shabby little man with red hair, weak eyes, whiskers, square-toed boots and a chest protector cravat. However, working for the Public Prosecutor he finds plenty to stretch his extraordinary mind. Here are eight thrilling, highly original tales from one of the greatest talents ever applied to detective fiction.
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The Fourth Plague

The Fourth Plague

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

When organized crime comes to England, two brothers face off At eighty years old, Professor Tillizini is Italy's foremost authority on the nefarious practices of the underworld. His life's work has been to root out the secret society known as the Red Hand, a blackmailing outfit that has terrorized the country for centuries, and he has finally pinpointed its source. When Tillizini goes to arrest Count Festini, the cagey old criminal sends his two sons into the other room, where they hear the gunshot with which their father ends his own life of crime. One son vows to take up his father's mantle and give himself over to the Red Hand. The other will dedicate his life to stopping him. When the Red Hand surfaces in England, its schemes threaten to tear the country apart. Here two brothers will have their final showdown, and the Festini legacy will be settled, for good or evil. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally...
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Blue Hand

Blue Hand

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

The mystery of the mark of the blue hand and Eunice's birth, the plots and schemes of the evil evil Digby Groat, murder, and the courage and courtship of Jim Steele make up this exciting novel.
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The Terror

The Terror

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

The sensational novel which launched Collins' Detective Story Club in 1929 was by Edgar Wallace, who wrote more crime stories in the 1920s, and more films, than any other author. This new edition of The Terror, with its original jacket artwork, also includes another classic Wallace text, White Face. A dangerous gang of criminals is imprisoned after a daring robbery, although the ringleader who masterminded the crime disappears with the loot. Finally released after ten years behind bars, they are out for vengeance on the man who betrayed them, and the trail leads to a lonely house haunted by organ music and the spectre of a hooded figure who prowls its dark corridors. The Terror began life as a stage play, then a film, and finally the book that began Collins' Detective Story Club in July 1929.This new edition also includes White Face, the other crime novel Wallace adapted from one of his own plays. A doctor finds a man murdered in a seedy part of London. The police suspect a...
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The Man Who Bought London

The Man Who Bought London

Edgar Wallace

Mystery & Thrillers

Extra! Extra! American billionaire King Kerry is using his immense wealth to quite literally, buy London, in this gripping mystery from prolific writer and creator of King Kong, Edgar Wallace. King Kerry and his associates own a huge and growing portfolio of properties and he has come to London to expand his empire. A charming and ambitious man, he nevertheless has made a few enemies along the way including the obnoxious and dangerous Hermann Zeberlieff whose bad business decisions and gambling habit mean he would like nothing more than to get his hands on Kerry's fortune. When Elsie Marion, late for work again and in a dreadful rush, bumps into a charming grey-haired man on the tube, little does she know how much her life is about to change. For the dashing stranger has just bought Tack and Brighten, her place of employment, and is about to offer Elsie a new job she simply cannot refuse. Thus begins a whirlwind of mysterious events for Elsie, as she soon finds herself in the...
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