fadedpage.com

FP now includes 4186 eBooks in its collection.

  main page


The Dark Eyes of London

Cover Image

Book Details

Title:The Dark Eyes of London
Author:
Wallace, (Richard Horatio) Edgar   
(8 of 24 for author by title)
The Fellowship of the Frog (Detective Sgt. Elk #2)
The Clue of the Silver Key
Published:   1924
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:fiction, mystery, Film Adaptation
Description:

Inspector Holt is enjoying the Cafe de la Paix and the Boulevard des Italiens. He and his valet Sunny are planning a visit to Monte Carlo when an urgent telegram arrives from the Chief Commissioner of Scotland Yard. Mr. Gordon Stuart has been found drowned in suspicious circumstances. Holt returns on the same boat as Flash Fred Grogan, continental crook and gambler. Attempting to solve the mystery leads Holt into a string of exciting adventures and romance.--Goodreads. [Suggest a different description.]

Downloads:228
Pages:186 Info

Author Bio for Wallace, (Richard Horatio) Edgar

Author Image

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 12. He joined the army at 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 time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialised short stories in magazines, later publishing collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognised author.

A prolific writer, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books then read 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. He is remembered for the creation of King Kong, as a writer of 'the colonial imagination', for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, and the Green Archer. 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 few of his books are still in print in the UK.--Wikipedia.

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20171010.txt
HTML20171010.html
Epub20171010.epub
Mobi/Kindle20171010.mobiInfo
PDF (tablet)20171010-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20171010-h.zip

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.