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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 Feb 2001 by House of Stratus

ISBN10: 1842327062 | ISBN13: 9781842327067

Page count: 310

Jessie Dame calls Major Amery 'The Sinister Man'. Secretary Ella Marlowe is the ward of Maurice Tarn, who has drunkenly but seriously proposed. Tarn is going abroad and desires the company of someone he can trust. Though sworn to secrecy, the horrified Ella confesses everything to Ralph Hallam. Looking pale and unkempt Maurice arrives at the office to apologise to Major Amery for losing his temper - they talk: the Stanford Corporation is mentioned, along with drugs and gangs...

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