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    okładka When the Gangs Came to London, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Set in the late 1920s-early 1930s, „When the Gangs Came to London” is rated as one of Edgar Wallace’s best work by fans of his genre of crime fiction. Two rival gangs from Chicago coming to London and competing to blackmail rich men into paying up to prevent being killed. When a lull ensues, Captain Jiggs Allermain of the Chicago Detective Bureau suspects the rival gangs of forming an uneasy alliance. Suddenly a shot rings through the House of Commons, unleashing an outburs...

    okładka The Fighting Scouts, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    The second of Edgar Wallace’s two short story collections about Scottish airman Tam during World War I. In this book Tam is joined by a new young American protégé Billy Best. The stories of Tam the pilot are not mysteries. They are the entertaining stories of the exploits of a cockney aviator who supposedly was Charles Lindbergh’s childhood inspiration to fly. Tam is a real person, and all the adventures set forth have actually happened, though names and places are necessar...

    okładka The Traitor’s Gate, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    This Edgar Wallace mystery takes place in London. Hope Joyner, ward of a Mr. Hallet whom she has never met, is in love with Sir Richard Hallowell. Diana Montague, who was once engaged to Sir Richard, now keeps very dubious company – Sir Richard’s brother Graham for one. He has just been released from prison. Since Graham has been away Diana has acquired money, and she is now Press Secretary for the Prince of Kishlastan, who according to Colly Warrington, is totally besotted...

    okładka The Tomb of Ts’in, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Inspector Tillizinni is back, this time involved in the quest to locate an ancient tomb of the Great Emperor – the first Emperor of the Chinese, who died two centuries before the birth of Christ and its world-changing secret. The Society of Joyful Intention – the most bloodthirsty organization the world has known. It concerns Tillizinni also, for Scotland Yard placed him on his mettle, set him a challenging task, which threatened at one time to bring ruin to the greatest de...

    okładka The Terror, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    A dangerous gang of criminals is imprisoned after a daring robbery, although the ringleader who masterminded the crime disappears with the loot. Finally released after ten years behind bars, they are out for vengeance on the man who betrayed them, and the trail leads to a lonely house haunted by organ music and the specter of a hooded figure who prowls its dark corridors. But the police are on their tail also wanting to find out who was behind the robbery. Another breathtak...

    okładka The Terrible People, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Clay Shelton is an outstanding forger and has been capable of cheating on an entire country. One day is finally arrested, convicted of the assassination for killing a policeman and sentenced to death. His execution is performed and the case is closed. Or this is what everyone thinks, until the judge who sentenced Shelton, his prosecutor and executioner are brutally murdered by „the Terrible People”, an mysterious secret organization. The next name on their list is the one o...

    okładka We Shall See!, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Alva Collins, the mentally unbalanced wife of airline pilot Evan Collins, wants her husband to leave his job. She is neurotic, vicious and unstable but only her brother knows that she is a hopeless psychopath whose condition can only deteriorate. However, she is tragically killed when someone throws a hive of bees into her bedroom. Police deduce that whoever was responsible knew that Alva was allergic to the insects, and suspicion immediately falls on her husband. This earl...

    okładka The Woman from the East and Other Stories, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Novelist, playwright and journalist, Edgar Wallace, is best known for his popular detective and suspense stories which, in his lifetime, earned him the title, „King of the Modern Thriller. This early work by Edgar Wallace was originally published in 1934. „The Woman From the East and Other Stories” is an enjoyable collection of short stories that include „The Chopham Affair”, „The Hopper”, „The Silver Charm”, and many more. As the stories are rather short and quite fast-pac...

    okładka The Valley of Ghosts, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    A murder is committed among the rich of a small town, and with more than one ghost and all the evidence seems to point to a beautiful young woman... „The Valley of Ghosts”, written as one of four detective novels in 1922, is set in the seemingly peaceful community Beverly Green, a place where upper-middle-class families live a secluded life. Why was Stella Nelson with the victim in the middle of the night, shortly before the murder? Who was the mysterious blackmailer who he...

    okładka The Fourth Plague, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    „The Fourth Plague” is an intriguing crime novel that was published in 1913, during the early years of Wallace’s career as a novelist. Here again pits a master detective against a powerful crime syndicate, this time with an Italian background. An Italian secret society, burglary, kidnapping, detectives, mysterious artefacts, remarkable coincidences! This is a tale of the Red-Hand, a criminal organization that makes Count Festini, its secret head, the most dangerous man in E...

    okładka The Black Abbot, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Several employees on a nobleman’s estate show up at a former abbey, reputed to be haunted, to search for a hidden treasure. However, a mysterious hooded figure begins killing off those who may have figured out where the treasure is hidden. Who the Black Abbott is, what his purpose is – and how he is connected with the mystery of the treasure – these are the elements of the story. There’s a malevolent ghost, buried treasure, the elixir of life, a crooked lawyer, a tangled ro...

    okładka The Black, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Fashionable Londoner James Morlake is a gentleman with many secrets and several particularly valuable skills – like terrorizing bankers across the city. His Moorish servant Mahmet has some secrets to hide as well, particularly when his employer gives him the odd task to perform in the dead of night in dark London. A collection of short stories from Edgar Wallace featuring a private detective who tracks down blackmailers. When you do reach the end you will anxiously await a ...

    okładka Drzwi o siedmiu zamkach, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Gdy w krótkim czasie do Scotland Yardu wpływają dwie sprawy morderstwa, Sir John, szef instytucji, jest zaskoczony. Pomiędzy ofiarami nie widać żadnego związku, a jednak trudno przyjąć, że makabryczna seria to tylko zbieg okoliczności. Śledztwo wszczynają inspektor Dick Martin i jego asystent Holmes. Sprawa nabiera tempa, gdy bandyta Pheeny wyjawia im, że dostał niedawno osobliwe zlecenie od nieznanego klienta: wyłamać drzwi z siedmioma zamkami. W 1962 roku powieść została ze...

    okładka Bractwo wielkiej żaby, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Klasyczna i jedna z najbardziej popularnych powieści kryminalnych Edgara Wallace’a, sfilmowana w 1959 roku. Po londyńskich ulicach tułają się ludzie z wytatuowaną na przedramieniu żabą. To członkowie legalnej organizacji Bractwo Wielkiej Żaby zrzeszającej włóczęgów. Choć jej działalność jest sformalizowana, nikt - łącznie z uczestnikami - nie zna jej struktur ani przywódców. Inspektor Elk i prokurator Gordon mają podejrzenia, których postarają się dowieść - ich zdaniem Bractw...

    okładka Małpa z tykwą, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Nieoczywista fabuła, zaskakujące zwroty akcji czy zmyślne intrygi – oto, dlaczego ta kryminalna powieść drogi trzyma w napięciu od pierwszej do ostatniej strony. Pewnego dnia w na pozór spokojnym miasteczku Creith dochodzi do morderstwa. Jego zagadkę postanawia rozwikłać detektyw Wellington. Daje to początek serii nieoczekiwanych zdarzeń, które szybko przenoszą się z Londynu początku dwudziestego wieku do egzotycznego Tangeru....

    okładka Spłacony dług, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Jedna z wielu bardzo poczytnych powieści awanturniczo-kryminalnych angielskiego pisarza Edgara Wallace'a.

    okładka Tajemnica samotnego domu oraz inne opowiadania, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    W ponurym domu nad rzeką doszło do tajemniczego zabójstwa. Zamożny właściciel budynku został zamordowany starym, afrykańskim mieczem, a w kieszeni ofiary znaleziono klucz od pokoju, w którym... ktoś uwięził jego sekretarkę. Czy trop prowadzący policję do dawnych zdarzeń z Afryki jest właściwy? Czy detektyw Minter o przydomku ,,Super" rozwiąże zagadkę zbrodni i złapie sprytnego przestępcę? ,,Tajemnica Samotnego Domu" to zbiór zawierający mini powieść i trzy krótkie, bardzo wci...

    okładka Tajemnicza kula, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Emil Louba od lat wodzi na zatracenie mieszkańców Malty. W prowadzonym przez niego domu publicznym niejeden już zostawił majątek, stracił twarz lub wplątał się w szemrane interesy. Nieprawy biznesmen ma wielu wrogów, którzy coraz mocniej domagają się, by opuścił miasto. Należy do nich kapitan Hurley Brown, dowodzący miejscową jednostką wojskową. Gdy jeden z jego podopiecznych, młody obiecujący oficer, popełnia samobójstwo tuż po rozmowie z Loubą, konflikt między żołnierzami a...

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    okładka Tajemniczy włóczęga Unikaty, Książka | Edgar Wallace

    Kiedy October Jones, zbuntowana młoda kobieta, zmuszana jest przez rodzinę do ślubu, stwierdza, że każdy mężczyzna jest taki sam i mogłaby poślubić włóczęgę zamiast obecnego narzeczonego. Kiedy ten sprowadza do domu Robina Leslie, przypadkowego bezdomnego, by ośmieszyć October, ta bez wahania poślubia go i ucieka z domu. Bohaterka u boku włóczęgi Robina zaczyna poznawać całkiem nowy, nieznany jej świat, pełen przygód i niebezpieczeństw. Ścigani przez rodzinę kobiety, policję ...

    okładka The Worst Man in the Word, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Edgar Wallace was a prolific author of crime, adventure and humorous stories, whose best known creations include „The Four Just Men”, „Sanders of the River”, and „J. G. Reeder”. Although Wallace wrote many „stand alone” novels it is, perhaps, for his series based material always popular with readers that he remains best known. „The Worst Man in the World” is an entertaining tale of mystery and intrigue, this volume constitutes a must-read for lovers of crime fiction. Althou...

    okładka The Four Just Men, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Written in 1905, it is one of Wallace’s many popular thriller novels. „Four Just Men” was the start of a series about a determined band of European vigilantes who decide to kill off people in the world whom the law cannot punish. Their ingenuity and ability to keep several steps ahead of those who would thwart them, including police, are the essence of the plot. When the British Foreign Secretary Sir Philip Ramon decides to push through a law which will allow the enforced r...

    okładka The Flying Squad, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    The creek between the canal and the river flows under Lady’s Stairs, a crazy wooden house inhabited by Li Yoseph – known to the police as a smuggler. The neighborhood suspects he is rich, and knows he is mad. Inspector Bradley is out to break a drug-smuggling gang which operates from an old house overhanging the Thames; the gang is headed by a criminal called Mark McGill. The disappearance of young Ron Perryman – whom McGill has murdered and dumped in the river – gives the ...

    okładka The Strange Lapses of Larry Loman, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Larry Loman is a member of the Criminal Investigation Department of New Scotland Yard. While on a special assignment in Asia he contracts a form of malaria that causes him to suffer character-changing bouts of amnesia for up to eight hours at a stretch. When Larry is assigned to deal with the Crime Trust, a syndicate which has gathered just about every crook in England into one organization, his periodic blackouts result in all sorts of unforeseen complications. However, he...

    okładka Der Mann, der seinen Namen änderte, Ebook | Edgar Wallace

    Die Sekretärin von Rechtsanwalt Vance Majorie Stedman wird Ohrenzeuge einer Auseinandersetzung. Sie hört einen Schuss und als sie ins Nachbarzimmer stürmt, findet sie Sir James tot auf dem Boden liegen. Aber wer ist der Täter? „Ich will meine Rechnung begleichen”, hört sie Sir James sagen. Ihr Chef verlangt von ihr zu schweigen, aber warum musste Sir James sterben und welche Rollen spielen der undurchsichtige Pretoria-Smith und Doktor Fordham?