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  • Edgar Wallace

    A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor—to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his millions. However, the millionaire is mysteriously murdered, stabbed to death in his sick bed. Oliva Cresswell, the unsuspecting niece, has been a cashier in a large West End store for five years when she meets a Mr. Beale, a self-described wheat merchant, is attacked in her flat and rescued by this Mr. Beale, is offered a job as his confidential secretary, refuses him, is unexplainably sacked and finds herself in need of...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    Well-known mystery writer John Lexman is charged with murder and sent to Broadmoor Prison. His friend T.X., head of a special branch of Scotland Yard, tries to prove his innocence. (Summary by...read more

  • 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...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

    Beautiful Jean Briggerland is the epitome of evilness in this twisting and turning thriller. She plots many different ways to steal her new victim's riches including lies and murder. Only Jack Glover the lawyer of Jean's most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? Don't count on it! Page after page offers action, new twists, and unexpected surprises that will keep the reader listening for more! (Summary by Allyson...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

    A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor - to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his millions. However, the millionaire is mysteriously murdered, stabbed to death in his sick bed. Oliva Cresswell, the unsuspecting niece, has been a cashier in a large West End store for five years when she meets a Mr. Beale, a self described wheat merchant, is attacked in her flat and rescued by this Mr. Beale, is offered a job as his confidential secretary, refuses him, is unexplainably sacked and finds herself in need of...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    The mysterious Four Just Men are wealthy Europeans who move easily in high society but, capable of convincing disguise and brilliant acting, are as likely to be found on the street corners of London as at the dinner tables of Paris and Rome. They are the ultimate vigilantes. Their job is to exact justice where governments and police are hamstrung. They work outside the law and set about their business with grim...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    The Four Just Men, in this second of Wallace's ingenious series of thrillers, pit themselves against The Red Hundred, an organisation dedicated to international anarchy, led by the charismatic, mysterious and beautiful assassin, the Woman of Gratz. As always, the avengers' methods are meticulously planned and ruthlessly...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

    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

    Major Milton is in the thick of defending a key line in the trenches of Flanders, playing the key role of commanding the various positions from his field telephone system. But his attention is distracted by another, greater battle which is being fought on the home...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

    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

    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

    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. "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

  • Edgar Wallace

    Una tierna comedia en la que el pobre protagonista masculino no se entera de nada. Menos mal que su novia piensa por los dos. Descubre, en este audiolibro dramatizado en español, cómo a veces lo mejor es hacerse el tonto... JJack Trevor está enamorado de Marjorie y quiere casarse con ella, pero gana un sueldo muy ajustado y ella es peluquera. Jack cree que no conseguirá nunca ahorrar lo suficiente para ofrecer a su prometida una buena vida...Lennox Maine es un típico "self made man" (hombre hecho a sí mismo), pero no tiene moral ni ética; su lema es: lo que cuenta es ganar, de la forma que sea y caiga quien caiga.Ser un "taut" es una profesión harto curiosa y poco usual, pero que...read more

  • Edgar Wallace

    En este Audiolibro que vas a escuchar es un corto thriller en el que Troy Goldbeater, abogado de reconocido prestigio en la sociedad londinense, especializado en Derecho Civil y más concretamente en Derecho de Familia..., en particular, en herencias..., va a dejar salir su lado oscuro.Una cliente suya de antiguo, la Sra Pallin, acaba de emprender un viaje sin retorno, y uno de sus familiares visita al Sr. Goldbeater, poniendo en duda no solo su profesionalidad, sino algo más. Pero cuando se acusa a alguien, hay que tener pruebas suficientes, ya que, si...read more