|Title:||The Door with Seven Locks|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.|
|Tags:||crime, fiction, mystery, film/TV adaptation|
Dick Martin is with the Scotland Yard, but he’s retiring to write mystery stories. However, his boss recommends him for a private job finding a lost lord. At the same time, one of his former . . . arrestees—comes to him and starts talking about a rather harrowing night he’s just had. But Dick has to run out and when he returns, the man is dead. But why? And what does librarian Sybil Landsdowne have to do with all of this? Throw in some very large men, that lost heir, the family crypt, a mysterious doctor (who apparently has some interesting theories on genetics) and you have a very interesting story indeed.—Jessi @ Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Wallace, (Richard Horatio) Edgar
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.
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