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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 the ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published June 30th 2001 by House of Stratus (first published 1915)
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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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