Η πόρτα με τις επτά κλειδαριές

Dick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard His final job investigating a stolen book takes him via a conversation with the librarian Sybil Lansdown to Gallows Cottage and a meeting with Doctor Stalletti T

  • Title: Η πόρτα με τις επτά κλειδαριές
  • Author: Edgar Wallace Αχιλλέας Κυριαζής Τάσος Λαζαρίδης
  • ISBN: 9789605170950
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard His final job, investigating a stolen book, takes him via a conversation with the librarian Sybil Lansdown to Gallows Cottage and a meeting with Doctor Stalletti Tommy Crawler, Bertram Cody s chauffeur, is also there Arriving home, Martin finds Lew Pheeney being followed by a man for whom he recently worked Doing what demands MarDick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard His final job, investigating a stolen book, takes him via a conversation with the librarian Sybil Lansdown to Gallows Cottage and a meeting with Doctor Stalletti Tommy Crawler, Bertram Cody s chauffeur, is also there Arriving home, Martin finds Lew Pheeney being followed by a man for whom he recently worked Doing what demands Martin Lew finally confesses I was trying to open a dead man s tomb The telephone rings It is Mr Havelock.

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    1. A bit more Gothic than the other Wallace books I've read. Perky but swooning heroine. Reserved but smitten hero. Pathetic monsters in the dark. Creepy tomb. Creepy house. Still, a fun read.

    2. Combines a mystery thriller plot with considerable dashes of gothic horror, and just the faintest hint of science fiction. It’s a bizarre mix, but through sheer bravado Wallace somehow makes it work.

    3. Was just about to say how nice it was to find a vintage mystery that wasn't racist when I remembered that one of the most reprehensible and sinister characters was Italian/Greek. Apart from that, was a pretty good read. The actual plot behind the mystery was needlessly convoluted, but I enjoyed the fact that the detective in this UK set mystery was Canadian, and the writer seemed to be taking something of a noir approach rather than the classic mystery line.

    4. Persino troppo avvincente. L'ho trovato un giallo "troppo", ecco. Troppi elementi strani, troppe scene-madri, troppi intrecci.

    5. I thoroughly enjoyed this book even though I had solved the mystery 2/3 of the way through the story. The book reads like a Saturday matinee serial with quick chapters, lots of action and cliff hangers. The romance at the end feels tacked on. There is no reason for the detective and the librarian to fall for each other!

    6. Θα συμφωνήσω με το mini –επίμετρο του εκδότη, πως το είδος του διηγήματος στο οποίο συνήθως χωλαίνουν οι συγγραφείς, είναι το είδος στο οποίο θριαμβεύει ο Ουάλας. Ωστόσο στο μυθιστόρημα, όπως είναι αυτό, αλλάζει το στιλ του. Ναι μεν η γραφή ξεφεύγει απ’ το αγγλικό αστυνομικό μ [...]

    7. A short but interesting detective story. Dick Martin plans for an early retirement from the police force seeking a quite life. But as he takes leave, he finds himself engaged with a curious case which he sets his mind on solving. What dangers did he face in understanding the mystery behind the door with seven locks?The book is a quick read and can be finished in a day or two.It is really interesting that Edgar Wallace, the author, penned over 170 novels, 957 short stories and several non-fiction [...]

    8. Strange eBook Purchased from , for about either 99 Cents, or it was Free at the Time, Can't Remember Which Version I Bought, Also Found a Free eBook on Gutenberg - Althrough It Doesn't Seem to be at Gutenberg as of Feb 17, 2016 ??? Or Maybe it was Only the Free Gutenberg Copy I Read ??? feedbooks_book_1808.epub feedbooks/book/1808 Gutenberg I Have the FeedBooks Copy TOO !!! eBook Version Dick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard. His final job, investigating a stolen book, takes him via a conversatio [...]

    9. I heard about this book on the Classic Mysteries podcast. And it lived up to the description. A fun mystery that is pretty light though there is a LOT going on; we don't even see the door with the seven locks until the middle of the book. There is a lot of character set up and development, the ending is just weird, but it's okay. Dick Martin is with the Scotland Yard, but he's retiring to write mystery stories. However, his boss recommends him for a private job finding a lost lord. At the same t [...]

    10. An enjoyable enough read but not one of the best books by Wallace. I just found out that a film adaptation was made in 1940, I will definitely try to see it if I get a chance.

    11. Have only just discovered Edgar Wallace (Have also read The Joker). He deserves more current day recognition as a highly skilled crime writer. This is typical of his pacy detective stories with a gothic horror theme and eugenics and a hint of romance thrown in for good measure. Good stuff!

    12. Good storyA good mix of intrigue set in turn of the century Great Britain. Some violence, a little romance. Well written but not a very good edition; if typos and inconsistent alignment bother you, this is not the edition for you.

    13. Τα μυθιστορήματα του Ουάλλας είναι γεμάτα από ολοζώντανο ρεαλισμό και ανατομικές γνώσεις της ψυχολογίας των εγκληματιών. Στην εποχή του θεωρήθηκε ο πιο δημοφιλής μυθιστοριογράφος και δραματικός συγγραφέας. Αναμενόμενο αλλά συναρπαστικό βιβλίο.

    14. Posljednji zadatak Dicka Martina prije napuštanja Scotland Yarda. naravno da ništa neće poći kako bi trebalo

    15. 8/10. Ar visai šokējošiem secinājumiem, it īpaši tādam gana mierīgam autoram. Interesanta stāsta līnija un piesaistoši galvenie varoņi.

    16. By no means my favourite Edgar Wallace, but it's not bad--full of all the usual suspense, melodrama and capital-R Romance!

    17. A strange book starts out as a normal murder mystery and then strays into a kind of fantasy and then just for good measure throws in a bit of romance as well.

    18. Una trama ben costruita ma alcune lacune per quanto riguarda il personaggio del dottor Stalletti e i risultati dei suoi studi.

    19. Good times but weak compared to some of the others in this series. Still, a page turner, however with a rather lack-lustre ending.

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