Edgar Wallace was an English writer. Wallace wrote more than 170 books, which have been translated into 28 languages and sales of which have exceeded 50 million copies. Over 160 films have been made from his books - more than any other author. 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. The Economist describes him as "one of the most prolific thriller writers of the 20th century".
Green Rustby Edgar Wallace
The chase is on to stop Dr. Van Heerden before he can release the threat of the Green Rust and take over the world in this exciting page-turner, originally published in 1919, from the undisputed "King of Thrillers, " Edgar Wallace. During the 1920's and 30's, it was said that one of every four books read in England was written by Wallace, who ultimately produced 173 books and 17 plays.
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Reminds me of old British mystery writers style with the same sort of make believe suspense. Nothing I would enjoy reading today (2017) but some folks might like the memories of the old days.