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The Clue of the Twisted Candle, Classics To Go

A vivid detective story. The scene is laid mainly in London but the motive power comes from Albania in the person of a young Greek, Remington Kara, who with his wealth, culture, and cruelty dominates the tale. He hates John Lexman, the novelist, because Lexman has married the woman he desired. By a subtly laid plot he effects Lexman's imprisonment for murder and also, by motor and aeroplane, his escape from jail. Lexman is carried off to a dungeon in Albania while his friend, T. X. Meredith, assistant commissioner of police in Scotland Yard, searches for him in vain. The denouement of the story turns on a woman, a Patagonian explorer, and a murder. (Amazon)

Edgar Wallace

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer. Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at the age of 12. He joined the army at age 21 and was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, for Reuters and the Daily Mail. Struggling with debt, he left South Africa, returned to London, and began writing thrillers to raise income, publishing books including The Four Just Men (1905). Drawing on his time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialised short stories in magazines such as The Windsor Magazine and later published collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognised author. (Wikipedia)

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