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EDGAR WALLACE

1875 - 1932

Writing as: Edgar Wallace


According to Wikipedia: "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 age 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 studios. 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. He is remembered for the creation of King Kong, 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 few of his books are still in print in the UK."



Series Books
 
John Dudley Frazer The Rescue of Elsie Brice From Germany (ss) (1918)
  The German Navy Changes Its Code (ss) (1918)
  The Invasion That Failed (ss) (1918)
  An Air Raid On Cologne (ss) (1918)
  A Prisoner In Germany (ss) (1918)
  The Poison Gang (ss) (1918)
  The War Lord (ss) (1918)
  The Man From Dresden (ss) (1918)
  The Conversion of Minna Schumacher (ss) (1918)
  The Last Trip To Germany. The End of the Z1. (ss) (1918)
  The Last Trip To Germany. The Armistice (ss) (1918)
  The Secret Service Submarine (2015)
 
Major Haynes The Going of Heine (ss) (1918)
  Ten Divisions And A Red-Haired Girl (ss) (1918)
  The Disappearance Of Lady Mary Bretley (Getting Even With A Hun) (ss) (1918)
  The Elusive Sweizer (Face To Face With The Master-Spy) (ss) (1918)
  The Question Of Hora Da Silva (The Mysterious Mrs Da Silva) (ss) (1918)
  The Treasure House Of The Prussian King (The Search For The Kaiser' Secret Treasure House) (ss) (1918)
  Unmasking A Peace Plot (The Great Peace Plot) (ss) (1918)
  The Berman Iron Book (A Beautiful Spy's Amazing Revenge) (ss) (1918)
  Sunk Without Trace (ss) (1918)
  The Missing Hohenzollern (ss) (1918)
  Major Haynes And The Princess (Deporting A Princess) (ss) (1918)
  The Invasion That Failed (ss) (1918)
  The Last Trip To Germany. The End of the Z1. (ss) (1918)
  The Syren (ss) (1918)
  The World Dictator (ss) (1918)
  The Passing of Heine (ss) (1918)
  The Jermyn Credit Bank (ss) (1918)
  The Grey Envelope (ss) (1918)
  The Murderers (ss) (1918)
  The Affair of the Allied Conference (ss) (1918)
  The Affair of Mister Haynes (ss) (1918)
  The Coming of the Bolsheviks (ss) (1918)
  The Secret Service Submarine (1919)
  Major Haynes of the Secret Service (1919)
  The Adventures of Heine (1919)
 
Heine The Grey Envelope (ss) (1918)
  The Syren (ss) (1918)
  The World Dictator (ss) (1918)
  Brethren of the Order (ss) (1918)
  The U-Boat Adventure (ss) (1918)
  The Passing of Heine (ss) (1918)
  The Jermyn Credit Bank (ss) (1918)
  Mr. Collingrey, M.P., Pacifist (ss) (1918)
  The Coming of the Bolsheviks (ss) (1918)
  The Going of Heine (ss) (1918)
  The Word of a Prince (ss) (1918)
  The Affair of the Allied Conference (ss) (1918)
  The Man from the Stars (ss) (1918)
  The Affair of Mister Haynes (ss) (1918)
  The Lovely Miss Harrymore (ss) (1918)
  The Man Who Dwelt on a Hill (ss) (1918)
  Alexander and the Lady (ss) (1918)
  The Murderers (ss) (1918)
  The Adventures of Heine (1919)