A movie set, a mysterious death and a note signed by 'The Head Hunter', Edgar Wallace offers the ingredients for a thrilling detective fiction.
Edgar Wallace, the original writer of King Kong and hundreds of vintage crime, science fiction and adventure novels, created The Avenger as a page-turning thriller about the mysterious death of Francis Elmer, a dark secret and a movie set. The discovery of a mysterious note signed 'The Head Hunter' lights up the chase for the murderer and a further series of disappearances brings the urbane detective, Captain Mike Brixan, to hunt for the hunter in a desperate race against time. A classic crime thriller from a master movie storyteller who was a multi-million copy selling author in his time.
FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and a new glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.
Edgar Wallace (1875–1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, with over 170 novels and 900+ short stories to his name. Despite a disadvantaged start, he became a war correspondent before writing popular detective thrillers. He wrote the initial screenplay for King Kong and over 160 films have been made out of his work.