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The Man Who Bought London

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King Kerry is going to buy London. This morning he is on his way to buy shops in Oxford Street. Elsie Marion is late for work when she falls into conversation with him. Suddenly two shots ring out. They miss, but King Kerry seems to know his attacker. From a high office window a man shakes his fist: someday, the man vows, 'I will find a bullet that goes to its mark - and t ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published June 30th 2001 by House of Stratus (first published 1915)
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Leah A. A.
Chased out of the U.S. by anti-trust legislation, American millionaire King Kerry and his compatriots are buying up London real estate and commerce, much to the dismay of their competitors. Kerry, meanwhile, is plagued by an implacable enemy and a dark, romantic secret out of his past.

Something of a potboiler, but the story moves along, and comes to a somewhat surprising end.
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Jun 25, 2016 Karen marked it as to-read
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 12. And so began the most incredible write as a writer in wars and all over the world... #mystery #thriller #suspense #biography
Steven Heywood
Aug 09, 2015 Steven Heywood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That typically Edgar Wallace thing: simultaneously far-fetched and down-to-earth, told briskly with a plot that doesn't allow you any time for picking holes. In short, a good undemanding read for a Summer weekend.
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Jul 08, 2015 Danielle rated it really liked it
Fantastic in every sense of the word. I love the pace and the good nature, it's a great story and a good plot and without spoiling anything, I never knew - never.
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Jun 14, 2013 Neil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A charming Edgar Wallace book, totally unbelievable, any normal person would look upon King Kerry's plans to buy London with at least some suspicion and his delegating of jobs to the first good sort who comes along would be doomed to failure. Oddly the book is more concerned with the lead characters love life and ends when that is sorted out, perhaps after the book ends his grandiose schemes came crashing down around him, we'll never know Wallace never wrote a sequel.
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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875-February 10, 1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.

Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author.

In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him.

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