The Terror

The Terror The sensational novel which launched Collins Detective Story Club in was by Edgar Wallace who wrote crime stories in the s and films than any other author This new edition of The Terror w

  • Title: The Terror
  • Author: Edgar Wallace
  • ISBN: 9780008137571
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The sensational novel which launched Collins Detective Story Club in 1929 was by Edgar Wallace, who wrote crime stories in the 1920s, and films, than any other author This new edition of The Terror, with its original jacket artwork, also includes another classic Wallace text, White Face.A dangerous gang of criminals is imprisoned after a daring robbery, althougThe sensational novel which launched Collins Detective Story Club in 1929 was by Edgar Wallace, who wrote crime stories in the 1920s, and films, than any other author This new edition of The Terror, with its original jacket artwork, also includes another classic Wallace text, White Face.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 spectre of a hooded figure who prowls its dark corridors.The Terror began life as a stage play, then a film, and finally the book that began Collins Detective Story Club in July 1929.This new edition also includes White Face, the other crime novel Wallace adapted from one of his own plays A doctor finds a man murdered in a seedy part of London The police suspect a notorious master of disguise known as White Face , and the doctor enlists a reporter to help him track down and unmask the elusive killer.This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by award winning crime novelist and mystery genre expert Martin Edwards, author of the acclaimed The Golden Age of Murder.

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    1. The book contains 2 stories: The Terror, and White Face.The Terror is about criminals trying to get revenge on the ringleader who double crossed them, running off with the loot from a robbery, while they serve 10 years in jail. The story is centred around a creepy country house with a hooded figure prowler.White Face is about a white masked criminal who haunts London, while the police are trying to solve murder of Donald Bateman in Tidal Baisin.I enjoyed reading both stories as I am a big fan of [...]

    2. I saw a television adaptation of The Terror about fifty five years ago and it created quite an impression on me. I vividly remember the old sinister country house setting, the mysterious monk and the threatening moan of the organ in the bowels of the building. I also recollect the surprise ending with a nice twist.The book is similar, quite short and has the feel of one of Wallace's many novels that he knocked out in a week. The plot is less impressive than the atmosphere and I'm still not sure [...]

    3. My practice of buying a Detective Club Classic whenever I want a new mystery is proving a good one thus far. When you buy The Terror you get a surprise: it's two books in one, a fact not mentioned on the cover. Turns out, when The Terror was originally published they had to bump up the font size to reach a respectable page number (today it attains a mere 94 pages); today, rather than resorting to this dirty trick, the publishers treat you to a bonus section novel, White FaceBoth were a speedy an [...]

    4. Ich denke, man sollte Wallace mal gelesen haben, gefällt mir gut, ist aber eher etwas für zwischendurch mit gerade mal 105 Seiten und keinen überrraschenden Wendungen.elleicht ist man verwöhnt von den gewitzten Psychothrillern heutzutageein solider Krimi mit altem Charme!Besonders die uralte Ausgabe die ich von meinem Opi gelesen habe, versetzt einen in eine andere Zeit :-)

    5. Ich muss der vorangegangenen Bewertung zustimmen; Edgar Wallace gehört mit Sicherheit zu den Autoren, von denen man mal was gelesen haben sollte. Ist ganz nette Unterhaltung für Zwischendurch, reißt mich vor Spannung aber auch nicht vom Hocker.

    6. The version of this book contained ‘The Terror’ and ‘White Face’ both of which dealt with criminals double crossing each other.The two stories were reasonable but the writing / descriptions all felt a bit dated.

    7. Classical British crime story. Not extremely suprised by the ending but its a good read for morning tube journeys to work.

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