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  • Edgar Wallace

    'Замок ужаса' - детективный роман английский писатель, драматург, киносценарист, журналист Эдгара Уоллес. Произведения писателя многие годы доставляют истинное наслаждение любителям остросюжетного детектива во всем мире. В психиатрической больнице для особо опасных преступников, многие годы тихо и спокойно находится Джон Флак, которого называют 'самым изобретательным...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Mais où donc a disparu Oscar Trevor? Les lettres de ce grand voyageur, expédiées des quatre coins du monde, ne parviennent plus à ses avoués. Serait-il devenu fou ? Enfin, sa nièce, Gwendda, reçoit une lettre inquiétante : derrière son contenu banal et rassurant, un appel au secours codé qu’elle seule peut déchiffrer. La jeune journaliste américaine se rend donc à Londres, d’où provient l’appel de son oncle. Mais à Londres, rien n’est facile ! Un effrayant assassin, surnommé “La Terreur”, fait de nombreuses victimes et répète un mot étrange, “Boginda”. De mystérieux suiveurs s’attachent aux pas de la jeune fille. Car Trevor possède une immense fortune....read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognized as one of the most prolific writers of his age. "White Stockings" is a compelling and cleverly constructed story about a vengeful jilted lover with a gambling addiction, a racing tout, a gullible lover, a hairdresser and a wily old racehose owner... most of whom are hell-bent on double-crossing each...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    A timeless collection of crime short stories full of suspense and twists including stories by G. K. Chesteron, Edgar Wallace and Arthur Conan Doyle. Classic recordings read by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud and Bart...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    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. ...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was born on the 1st April 1875 in Greenwich, London. Leaving school at 12 because of truancy, by the age of fifteen he had experience; selling newspapers, as a worker in a rubber factory, as a shoe shop assistant, as a milk delivery boy and as a shipÕs cook.By 1894 he was engaged but broke it off to join the Infantry being posted to South Africa. He also changed his name to Edgar Wallace which he took from Lew Wallace, the author of Ben-Hur.In Cape Town in 1898 he met Rudyard Kipling and was inspired to begin writing. His first collection of ballads, The Mission that Failed! was enough of a success that in 1899 he paid his way out of the armed forces in order...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognized as one of the most prolific writers of his age. "The Secret of the Moat Farm" is Wallace's account of a real life murder mystery which he had covered as a young journalist. Camille Holland, a spinster of 56, became enamoured of an attractive scoundral named Dougal. When the two moved into the remote "Moat Farm" it was not long before Miss Holland disappeared. Dougal remained at the farm, spending Miss Holland's money and entertaining a series of mistresses... until finally suspicions were...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    A stranger and foreigner arrives at the offices of a small publication in London only to be faced by the “editor” whose face is completely swathed in a veil. Nothing is as it seems, and it quickly becomes evident that both are bent on more than lively gossip about the elite. Blackmail and opportunism is the order of the day. When two men are found shot to death outside the door of Mr. Farrington the millionaire who just happens to live a few doors from T. B. Smith, the head of the secret police, the connections to blackmail are not long in coming. Were these men shot by the blackmailer? Who is actually what he seems to be? (Summary by Don W....read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    A stranger and foreigner arrives at the offices of a small publication in London only to be faced by the “editor” whose face is completely swathed in a veil. Nothing is as it seems, and it quickly becomes evident that both are bent on more than lively gossip about the elite. Blackmail and opportunism is the order of the day. When two men are found shot to death outside the door of Mr. Farrington the millionaire who just happens to live a few doors from T. B. Smith, the head of the secret police, the connections to blackmail are not long in coming. Were these men shot by the blackmailer? Who is actually what he seems to be? (Summary by Don W....read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    A stranger and foreigner arrives at the offices of a small publication in London only to be faced by the 'editor' whose face is completely swathed in a veil. Nothing is as it seems, and it quickly becomes evident that both are bent on more than lively gossip about the elite. Blackmail and opportunism is the order of the day. When two men are found shot to death outside the door of Mr. Farrington the millionaire who just happens to live a few doors from T. B. Smith, the head of the secret police, the connections to blackmail are not long in coming. Were these men shot by the blackmailer? Who is actually what he seems to...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Sanders is a British colonial District Commissioner in Colonial Nigeria. He tries to rule his province fairly, including the various tribes comprising the Peoples of the River. He is regarded with respect by some and with fear by others, among whom he is referred to as 'Sandi' and 'Lord Sandi'. He has an ally in Bosambo, a literate and educated...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognized as one of the most prolific writers of his age. 'The Murder on Yarmouth Sands' is a true crime story. Towards the end of the Boer War, the body of a woman was discovered on Yarmouth Sands. She had been strangled by a mohair bootlace. There are only two clues to the crime...and the police set out to follow them...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognized as one of the most prolific writers of his age. The Mind-Readers is a classic detective story of a Scotland Yard detective determined to trap the master criminal who has just executed a remarkable and ingenious emerald heist. The only way to outwit the thief is going to be to read his...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    The enigmatic Mr Reeder investigates eight cases involving baffling burglary and blackmail, mendacious and merciless murderers, cruel convicts and convincing cons, using his criminal mind to solve these unusual and peculiar mysteries. A lot of his inquiries involve Margaret Belman, a very pretty and appealing young lady who lives nearby, and the detective finds himself more and more attracted towards this femme fatale. Surely these feelings cannot be mutual.. The stories in this collection are:The Poetical Policeman.- bank robbery and horticulture interleaved The Treasure Hunt. - an old lag swears revenge and an old Lord swears his innocence. The Troupe.-an international conman determines...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer of 957 short stories and over 170 novels. He is widely recognized as one of the most prolific writers of his age. "The Man with the Canine Teeth" is a classic murder mystery. A mild mannered scientist has been found, apparently strangled to death in his laboratory overnight. But there are some strange circumstances. Where are the old man's spectacles? And why is he wearing thick gloves? The two Spanish detectives who are visiting London and who Scotland Yard invites to observe the case in progress, have very different views on the...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Edgar Wallace (1875 - 1932) had no equal in the realm of the pure "thriller." "The Man of the Night" is a classic example of Wallace's genius. Stepping purposefully out of the dark shop, with a large sharp knife hidden under his coat, the wanted man met a stranger. But it was quite a different kind of stranger than he could have imagined... and what happens next is incomprehensible and...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    S'il vous venait à l'esprit l'idée saugrenue de vouloir effectuer un séjour, même très bref, dans la chambre n° 13 qui tient une si grande place dans ce roman, vous auriez tout intérêt à vous hâter ! Car l'auteur mène son récit tambour battant, et vous aurez du mal à en suivre le rythme : ne commencez pas votre lecture à 23 heures, car vous abrègeriez votre nuit de sommeil sans jamais avoir l'occasion de souffler dans la chambre n° 13 ! Vous verrez s'agiter autour de vous un tourbillon de personnages, des méchants et des gentils, les premiers dotés d'une âme plus noire que de la poix ; les seconds sans cesse victimes des sombres manigances des premiers, jusqu'à ce que......read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    SPECIAL COLLECTORS’ EDITION with commentary by eight science-fiction writers KING KONG: His very name inspires awe, horror, and, for some of the greatest masters of contemporary science fiction, a strong affection. Find out why in this special collector’s edition of the original 1932 novelization of Wallace and Cooper’s movie, which includes commentary by eight masters of science fiction. Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Orson Scott Card, Harlan Ellison, Larry Niven, Catherine Asaro, Jack Williamson, and Marc Zicree tell in their own words what it was about the movie that inspired...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    The Four Just Men, dedicated to ridding the world of unpunished criminals and profiteers, take their campaign into the treacherous, aristocratic world of gambling, horse-racing and high finance, where blackmail, poison and murder are commonplace. Working outside the law, the Four take it upon themselves to clean things up in their own...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Gregory « le coco » est retrouvé dans un ruisseau, assassiné. Ne faisait-il pas partie, comme Crew « l’aristo », Pinto Silva, Lollie Marsh ou Selby, de la bande du Colonel Dan Boundary ? Aurait-il trahit les « associés » de cette bande qui achète à vil prix les biens de personnes dont ils ont découvert une vulnérabilité ? Car ils sont prudents et cela fait trois ans que Stafford King met toute son énergie, en vain, à trouver un moyen de traduire l’un des « associés » devant la justice. Et voilà qu’un mystérieux « Jack le justicier » s’attaque à la bande signant ses actions d’une carte à jouer : le Jack, le valet de trèfle. Avec sa voix grêle et son...read more