Author:Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace

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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace

British crime writer, journalist, and playwright; 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

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace


Novels and collections[edit]

African novels ("Sanders" stories)[edit]

The Four Just Men series[edit]

Mr. J. G. Reeder series[edit]

  • Room 13 (1924)
  • The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder (US title: The Murder Book of Mr. J. G. Reeder) (1925)
  • Terror Keep (1927)
  • Red Aces (1929)
  • The Crook in Crimson (1929)
  • The Guv'nor and Other Short Stories (US title: Mr. Reeder Returns) (1932)

Detective Sgt. (Insp.) Elk series[edit]

  • The Nine Bears (1910) revised as Silinski—Master Criminal (1930)
  • The Fellowship of the Frog (1925) adapted as The Frog, spawned a sequel Return of the Frog
  • The Joker or The Colossus (1926)
  • The Twister (1928)
  • The India-Rubber Men (1929) adapted as The Return of the Frog
  • White Face (1930)

Educated Evans series[edit]

  • Educated Evans (1924)
  • More Educated Evans (1926)
  • Good Evans (1927)

Smithy series[edit]

  • Smithy (1905)
  • Smithy Abroad (1909)
  • Smithy and The Hun (1915)
  • Nobby or Smithy's Friend Nobby (1916)

Crime novels and short stories compilations[edit]

Other novels[edit]

Works from magazines[edit]

The Admirable Carfew (Windsor Magazine 1911-1914; book 1914)
Bones and Sanders stories
Chick (Windsor Magazine 1921-22)
Longer works

Poetry collections[edit]

  • The Mission That Failed (1898)
  • War and Other Poems (1900)
  • Writ in Barracks (1900) (external scan)


  • The Ringer (1929)
  • On the Spot (1930)
  • The Squeaker (1930)


  • King Kong (1932)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932)
  • The Squeaker (1930)
  • The Valley of Ghosts (1928)
  • Prince Gabby (1929)

Fact books[edit]

  • Famous Scottish Regiments (1914)
  • Field Marshal Sir John French (1914)
  • Heroes All: Gallant Deeds of the War (1914)
  • The Standard History of the War (1914)
  • Kitchener's Army and the Territorial Forces: The Full Story of a Great Achievement (1915) (external scan)
  • 1925-The Story of a Fatal Place (1915)
  • War of the Nations (1915-1917, 9 volumes)
  • People (1926)

  1. The Four Just Men as Part I: The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; The Council of Justice as Part II: The Council of Justice

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

This author died in 1932, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 90 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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