EDGAR WALLACE

Wallace Edgar - The Lone House Mystery(1)

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer.
Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at the age of 12. He joined the army at age 21 and was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, for Reuters and the Daily Mail. Struggling with debt, he left South Africa, returned to London, and began writing thrillers to raise income, publishing books including The Four Just Men (1905). Drawing on his time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialised short stories in magazines such as The Windsor Magazine and later published collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognised author.
After an unsuccessful bid to stand as Liberal MP for Blackpool (as one of David Lloyd George’s Independent Liberals) in the 1931 general election, Wallace moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a script writer for RKO. He died suddenly from undiagnosed diabetes, during the initial drafting of King Kong (1933).
Wallace was such a prolific writer that one of his publishers claimed that a quarter of all books in England were written by him. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories, and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace’s work. As well as the creation of King Kong, he is remembered as a writer of ‘the colonial imagination’, for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, and for The Green Archer serial. He sold over 50 million copies of his combined works in various editions, and The Economist describes him as “one of the most prolific thriller writers of [the 20th] century”, although the great majority of his books are out of print in the UK, but are still read in Germany.

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I am confident that I know where I have put most of these books. I have not listed the hardbacks I have.
Again Saunders Wallace Edgar Pan G 476 1st vg £2.50
Again the Ringer Wallace Edgar Hodder 287 2nd Vernon vg £2.50
Again the Ringer Wallace Edgar Pan X 441 3rd vg £2.50
Again the Ringer Wallace Edgar Pan G 567 1st Phillips vg £3.50
Again the Three Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg £2.50
Again the Three Wallace Edgar H&S C 114 1st vg- £2.00
Again the Three Wallace Edgar Hodder C 114 2nd anon vg £2.50
Again the Three Wallace Edgar Pan X 732 1st 1968 anon vg £2.50
Big Foot Wallace Edgar Arrow 407 2nd 1961 anon vg- £2.00
Blue Hand Wallace Edgar Digit UK R 775 1st 1963 anon vg £3.00
Bones Wallace Edgar Ward Lock 62 anon vg+ £2.50
Bosambo of the River Wallace Edgar Ward Lock 43 vg £2.50
Captains of Souls Wallace Edgar Four Square 139 Typo vg £3.00
Double Dan Wallace Edgar H&S C 171 1st vg £3.00
Educated Evans Wallace Edgar Tallis 4 1st 1966 vg+ £4.00
Eve’s Island Wallace Edgar Digit UK R 528 2nd 1962 O’Connell? vg+ £2.50
Lieutenant Bones Wallace Edgar Ward Lock 63 anon vg+ £3.50
On the Spot Wallace Edgar Arrow 464 3rd anon vg £2.00
Red Aces Wallace Edgar Pan G 451 1st anon vg £3.00
Sanders Wallace Edgar Pan 53 1st Pollack vg £2.50
Sani The Kingmaker Wallace Edgar Ward Lock 44 £2.50
tcot Twisted Candle Wallace Edgar Pan 299 2nd vg £2.50
tcot Twisted Candle Wallace Edgar Pan 299 1st Silk vg £3.50
tcot Twisted Candle Wallace Edgar Pan X 726 4th vg £1.50
Terror Keep Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg £2.50
Terror Keep Wallace Edgar Pan X 501 2nd f
The Angel of Terror Wallace Edgar Pan G 270 1st vg £3.50
The Avenger Wallace Edgar Arrow 477 3rd 1962 anon vg+ £3.00
The Black Abbot Wallace Edgar Hodder 387 1st 1959 anon vg £2.50
The Brigand Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg £2.50
The Brigand Wallace Edgar Hodder C 299 1st 1957 anon vg £2.50
The Brigand Wallace Edgar Pan G 681 1st Phillips f £2.50
The Brigand Wallace Edgar Pan X 688 2nd 1967 anon vg £2.50
The Calender Wallace Edgar Pan X 443 4th g £1.00
The Calender Wallace Edgar Pan G 515 1st vg £2.50
The Calender Wallace Edgar Pan G 515 2nd vg £2.00
The Clue of the Silver Key Wallace Edgar Pan X 611 1st vg £2.50
The Clue of the Twisted Candle Wallace Edgar Pan G 640 3rd 1963 WFP vg+ £2.00
The Council of Justice Wallace Edgar Digit UK R 751 1st 1963 vg £2.50
The Crimson Circle Wallace Edgar H&S C 202 1st 1955 vg £3.00
The Cue of the Silver Key Wallace Edgar Pan 115 2nd Silk vg £2.50
The Door With Seven Locks Wallace Edgar H&S C 61 1st vg £3.50
The Door with Seven Locks Wallace Edgar Pan G 378 1st vg £2.50
The Double Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg £2.50
The Double Wallace Edgar Pan X 375 1st 1965 anon vg £2.00
The Face in the Night Wallace Edgar Arrow 593 1st 1961 O’Connell vg £2.50
The Flying Squad Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg £2.50
The Flying Squad Wallace Edgar Pan X 272 2nd vg £2.50
The Flying Squad Wallace Edgar Pan G 635 1st vg £3.00
The Forger Wallace Edgar Pan G 415 3rd Peff vg £2.50
The Forger Wallace Edgar Pan G 415 1st vg £3.00
The Four Just Men Wallace Edgar BAG 05 0 £2.50
The Four Just Men Wallace Edgar Pan 142 1st anon vg £3.50
The Four Just Men Wallace Edgar Pan G 318 2nd Boldero f £4.00
The Four Just Men Wallace Edgar Pan G 318 4th vg £2.50
The Four Just Men Wallace Edgar Pan X 500 6th vg £2.50
The Frightened Lady Wallace Edgar Bag 08 0 £2.50
The Frightened Lady Wallace Edgar Hodder C 241 1st 1956 anon vg+ £2.50
The Golden Hades Wallace Edgar Hodder 507 1st 1962 anon vg- £2.00
The Golden Hades Wallace Edgar Pan X 525 1st 1966 vg £2.00
The India Rubber Man Wallace Edgar Pan 204 1st Pollack vg- £3.00
The India Rubber Man Wallace Edgar Pan 204 2nd Windo vg £2.50
The India Rubber Man Wallace Edgar Pan G 605 4th vg £1.50
The India Rubber Man Wallace Edgar Pan G 605 rep vg+ £2.50
The Joker Wallace Edgar Pan 140 1st anon vg+ £4.50
The Joker Wallace Edgar Pan G 370 4th Fox vg+ £3.50
The Joker Wallace Edgar Pan X 467 7tyh 1968 anon vg £1.00
The Keepers of the King’s Peace Wallace Edgar Ward Lock 64 anon vg+ £2.50
The Lone House Mystery Wallace Edgar Digit UK R 517 2nd 1962 O’Connell? vg £2.50
The Man at the Carlton Wallace Edgar H&S C 170 1st vg £3.00
The Man at the Carlton Wallace Edgar Pan G 623 1st anon vg £3.50
The Mind of Mr JG Reeder Wallace Edgar Pan G 592 1st Phillips f £4.00
The Missing Million Wallace Edgar Arrow JL 418 rep anon vg £2.50
The Missing Million Wallace Edgar Arrow 570 1st K. vg £3.00
The Mixer Wallace Edgar Arrow 642 1st 1966 photo vg- £2.00
The Ringer Wallace Edgar Pan 42 3rd anon £2.00
The Ringer Wallace Edgar Pan 42 4th Silk vg £2.50
The Square Emerald Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg- £2.00
The Square Emerald Wallace Edgar Pan 260 1st Dudley vg £4.00
The Square Emerald Wallace Edgar Pan X 583 2nd vg £2.50
The Squeaker Wallace Edgar H&S 0 g £1.50
The Squeaker Wallace Edgar Hodder 426 vg £2.50
The Three Just Men Wallace Edgar H&S 9d 0 anon vg £3.50
The Three Just Men Wallace Edgar Hodder 35 2nd 1953 anon vg £2.50
The Traitor’s Gate Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg £2.50
The Traitor’s Gate Wallace Edgar Hodder 240 1st 1962 anon vg £2.50
The Tramp Wallace Edgar Pan X 448 1st anon vg £2.50
The Twister Wallace Edgar Arrow 643 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
The Valley of Ghosts Wallace Edgar H&S 0 vg- £2.50
The Valley of Ghosts Wallace Edgar H&S C 125 1st vg £3.00
The Valley of Ghosts Wallace Edgar Pan G 303 1st f £3.00
The Yellow snake Wallace Edgar H&S C 222 1st vg £3.00
The Yellow Snake Wallace Edgar Pan G 353 2nd vg+ £2.00
When the Gangs Came to London Wallace Edgar Arrow 481 3rd anon vg £2.50

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