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The Wire Tappers

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Title:The Wire Tappers
Stringer, Arthur   
(15 of 17 for author by title)
The Wolf Woman
Twin Tales: Are All Men Alike and The Lost Titian
Published:   1906
Publisher:The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Tags:crime, fiction, mystery

The Wire Tappers: Illustrated by Arthur Stringer. This ingenious story has to do with the nefarious industry of eavesdropping by telegraph. Two clever people, a man and a woman, in hard luck, engage in this and other criminal practices, having always before them the hope of gaining a footing in the decent world, represented in the man's mind by successful improvements in electrical apparatus. The author, Arthur Stringer, has chosen a new field for a romance compounded of qualities found in detective stories. It is rumored that pool-room wire-tappers made more than fifty thousand dollars on the day this story went to press! [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:110 Info

Author Bio for Stringer, Arthur

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Arthur Stringer (February 26, 1874 – September 13, 1950) was a Canadian novelist, screenwriter, and poet who later moved to the United States.

He published 45 works of fiction and 15 other books, in addition to writing numerous filmscripts and articles.

Stringer was popular in his day for his crime fiction and his wilderness adventures, but he wrote in many genres, from social realism (his "Prairie" trilogy, 1915–1921) to psychological fiction (The Wine of Life (1921)). He even wrote early science fiction novels, The Story Without a Name (1924) with Russell Holman, and The Woman Who Couldn't Die (1929).

Much of his writing was for films. Film scripts on which he worked include The Perils Of Pauline (1914), The Hand Of Peril (1916), The House Of Intrigue (1919), Unseeing Eyes (1923), Empty Hands (1924), The Canadian (1926), The Purchase Price (1932), The Lady Fights Back (1937), Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) and The Iron Claw (1941).--Wikipedia.

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