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About the Author: Edgar Wallace

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875-February 10, 1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.

Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author.

In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him.

He is most famous today as the co-creator of "King Kong", writing the early screenplay and story for the movie, as well as a short story "King Kong" (1933) credited to him and Draycott Dell. He was known for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, The Four Just Men, the Ringer, and for creating the Green Archer character during his lifetime.

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Paperback, Published in Nov 2008 by House of Stratus

ISBN10: 0755114663 | ISBN13: 9780755114665

Page count: 214

Short story compilation.

Gregory Carfew is “an unparalleled master of descriptive.” Felix Carfew “writes a vile hand.” There is a new boy on the desk at The Megaphone and it is Felix who is handed the envelope. Finding himself on Ambassador Greishen's special train, then on a steamer to Ostend, Felix recklessly exploits the opportunity. At 3.00 a.m., Gregory gets an urgent telegram. On the quay at Ostend, Felix flees and Gregory steps forward to introduce himself.

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