Author:Edgar Wallace

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Edgar Wallace
(1875–1932)
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
Edgar Wallace


Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

African novels ("Sanders" stories)[edit]

  • Sanders of the River (1911) (External scan)
  • The People of the River (1911)
  • The River of Stars (1913)
  • Bosambo of the River (1914)
  • Bones. Being Further Adventures in Mr. Commissioner Sanders' Country (1915) (External scan)
  • The Keepers of the King's Peace (1917)
  • Lieutenant Bones (1918)
  • Bones in London (1921) (External scan)
  • Sandi the Kingmaker (1922)
  • Bones of the River (1923)
  • Sanders aka Mr Commissioner Sanders (1926)
  • Again Sanders (1928)

Crime novels and short stories compilations[edit]

  • "Just Men" series
    • The Four Just Men (1905)
    • The Council of Justice (1908)
    • The Just Men of Cordova (1917)
    • The Law of the Four Just Men (1921) (US title: Again the Three Just Men)
    • The Three Just Men (1926)
    • Again the Three Just Men (1928) (Us title: The Law of the Three Just Men)
  • Angel Esquire (1908)
  • The Nine Bears (1910)
  • The Fourth Plague or Red Hand (1913)
  • Grey Timothy (1913) or Pallard the Punter
  • The Man Who Bought London (1915)
  • The Melody of Death (1915)
  • A Debt Discharged (1916)
  • The Tomb of T'Sin (1916)
  • The Secret House (1917) (External scan)
  • The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1918) (External scan)
  • Down under Donovan (1918)
  • The Man Who Knew (Edgar Wallace) (1918) (External scan)
  • The Green Rust (1919)
  • Kate Plus 10 (1919)
  • The Daffodil Mystery, aka The Daffodil Murder (1920)
  • Jack O' Judgment (1920) (External scan)
  • The Angel of Terror, aka The Destroying Angel (1922) (External scan)
  • The Crimson Circle (1922)
  • Mr. Justice Maxell or Take-A-Chance Anderson (1922)
  • The Valley of Ghosts (1922)
  • The Gaunt Stranger (1925), revised as The Ringer (1926)
  • Again The Ringer (1929) (External scan)

Poetry collections[edit]

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

Other novels[edit]

  • Smithy (1905)
  • Captain Tatham of Tatham Island (1909)
  • Smithy Abroad (1909)
  • The Duke in the Suburbs (1909)
  • Private Selby (1912)
  • The Admirable Carfew (1914)
  • Smithy and the Hun (1915)
  • Tam of the Scouts (1918)
  • Those Folk of Bulboro (1918)
  • The Adventure of Heine (1917)
  • The Fighting Scouts (1919)
  • The Book of all Power (1921)
  • Flying Fifty-five (1922)
  • The Books of Bart (1923)
  • Chick (1923)
  • Barbara on Her Own (1926)
  • This England (1927)

Plays[edit]

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

Screenplays[edit]

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

Short stories[edit]

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)
  • 1925-The Story of a Fatal Place (1915)
  • War of the Nations (1915-1917, 9 volumes)
  • Tam o’ the Scoots (1918) (External scan)
  • People (1926)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1932, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also 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.

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