Edgar Wallace was an English crime writer, war correspondent, journalist, screenwriter and much more in his lifetime.

Wallace left school at the age of just 12 and joined the army at 21. He would work as a war correspondent during the Second Boer War for the Daily Mail and also Reuters. Wallace then found himself in debt and left the war beat to return to London where he would begin writing thrillers to raise his income with his breakthrough being the book The Four Just Men. He was a very prolific writer in his time with over 50 million copies sold of his works and one of the greatest authors in the history of the United Kingdom. Walace passed away in 1932 in Beverly Hills. In an interesting trivia note, he was working on the film that would become King Kong for RKO Pictures at the time.

Publication Order of Four Just Men Books

The Four Just Men(1905) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Council of Justice(1908) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Just Men of Cordova(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Law of the Four Just Men aka Again the Three Just Men(1921) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Just Men(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of T. B. Smith Books

The Nine Bears(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Admirable Carfew(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Commissioner Sanders Books

Sanders of the River(1911) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The People of the River(1912) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The River of Stars(1913) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bosambo of the River(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sandi The Kingmaker(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanders aka Mr. Commissioner Sanders(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Again Sanders(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Keepers of the King's Peace(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lieutenant Bones Books

Bones(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bones in London(1921) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bones of the River(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of J. G. Reeder Books

Room 13(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mind of Mr. J G Reeder aka The Murder Book of J.G. Reeder(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Keep(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guv'nor aka Mr. Reeder Returns(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr J. G. Reeder Returns(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Aces(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Elk Books

The Fellowship of the Frog(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Joker aka The Colossus(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twister(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Face(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Educated Evans Books

Good Evans aka The Educated Man(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Educated Evans(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Supt. Minter Books

Big Foot(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lone House Mystery(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ringer Books

Again The Ringer(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Mission That Failed(1898) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unofficial Despatches(1901) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel Esquire(1908) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Duke in the Suburbs(1909) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eve's Island(1909) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cheaters(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth Plague(1913) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Bought London(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue of the Twisted Candle(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kate Plus 10(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret House(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Heine(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Rust(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Knew(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Daffodil Mystery aka The Daffodil Murder(1920) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack o'Judgment(1920) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angel of Terror aka The Destroying Angel(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crimson Circle(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flying Fifty-five(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Valley of Ghosts(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of All Power(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Captains of Souls(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue of the New Pin(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Missing Million(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Dan aka Diana of Kara-Kara(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Face in the Night(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sinister Man(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Oak Mystery(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Daughters of the Night(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hairy Arm aka The Avenger(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strange Countess(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barbara on Her Own(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Abbot(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Debt Discharged(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Door with Seven Locks(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Archer(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Morocco(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Northing Tramp aka The Tramp(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Square Emerald aka The Girl from Scotland Yard(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yellow Snake(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue-Hand(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flat 2(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forger aka The Clever One(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Was Nobody(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mixer(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr Justice Maxwell(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Squeaker aka The Squealer(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Traitor's Gate(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brigand(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Double(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gunner aka Gunman's Bluff(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A King By Night(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ringer(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terrible People(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Eyes of London(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flying Squad(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Information Received(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Square Jane(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost of Down Hill(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Hades(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Ribbon(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The India Rubber Men(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Grip(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planetoid 127(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen of Sheba's Belt(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Calendar(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue of the Silver Key aka The Silver Key(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day of Uniting(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down Under Donovan(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Feathered Serpent(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hand of Power(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
John Flack(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady of Ascot(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silinski - Master Criminal(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thief in the Night(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coat of Arms aka The Arranways Mystery(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Man(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man at the Carlton(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Spot(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ringer Returns(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frightened Lady aka The Mystery of the Frightened Lady(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sergeant Sir Peter aka Sergeant Dunn, C.I.D.(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Gangs Came to London(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Packs a Suitcase(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Kong(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to London(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Writ in Barracks (poems)(1900) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heroes All(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trial of the Seddons(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Governor of Chi-Foo(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Circumstantial Evidence(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fighting Snub Reilly(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nig-nog(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sooper(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death Room(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Classic Crime Stories(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapbooks

The Orator(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Standard History of the War(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War of the Nations(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kitchener's Army and the Territorial Forces(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This England(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Stories of Real Life(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Edgar Wallace Books, You’ll Love…

Sanders of the River was one of Wallace’s more popular books. The book sees Commissioner Sanders who is sent by the British Government to Africa to keep an eye on “cannibal folk” who think of the white man as the equivalent to unicorns as they’d never seen one until ten years ago. The book captures the feelings of the time as world powers were vying for colonial honor and control.

The aforementioned The Four Just Men was one of Wallace’s earliest hits. The book tells the tales of four men who are committed to making sure that public figures remain as upright as they are. This book sees the men threaten to kill a minister if he passes an unjust law. The minister does what he can to save himself, but whether he succeeds or not makes for an excellent and clever thriller.

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