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Jack O' Judgement

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
From the 1950's Ward, Lock Dust Jacket:
Jack O' Judgment, that light-hearted, insouciant, masked mystery man, who sets out to expose a gang of daring crooks who are amassing millions regardless of their methods, is a book to read at a sitting. We are carried, spell-bound, through every page of what can justly be described as one of the late Edgar Wallace's best and most ex
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Julie Davis
Oct 13, 2010 Julie Davis rated it really liked it
Who was the mysterious avenger whose hooded form sent terror into the dark haunts of the underworld? Criminal mastermind Colonel Dan Boundary fights two enemies — Stafford King, a dedicated detective, and Jack O'Judgment, a mysterious figure bent on vigilante justice.The tale opens with the murder of "Snow" Gregory, a drug lord linked with Boundary. ...

Continuing my investigation of old-time, public domain mysteries on my Kindle, I have encountered much praise of Edgar Wallace. I have just begun
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Laura
Oct 02, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Books by this author popped up in my recommendations list so thought I'd give one a go. One of the reasons for me going on Goodreads was to occasionally try new books of genres that I'd not normally go for. Jack O'Judgement seemed to be the book most people suggested starting with by Edgar Wallace. I downloaded it free from my local library but it is available on Project Gutenberg.

I'd describe it as a crime/mystery novel. The subject matter of criminals versus detectives and their surrounding e
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Leah A. A.
Criminal mastermind Col. Dan Boundary fights two enemies, Stafford King, a dedicated detective, and Jack O'Judgment, a mysterious figure bent on vigilante justice.

The novel opens with the murder of "Snow" Gregory, a doper linked with Boundary. (I was surprised to learn that "snow" was slang for cocaine as far back as 1920, and addicts were just as common then as now.)

Naturally, there is also a love interest, actress Maisie White, daughter of one of Boundary's associates, who's sought after by
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Pamela
Jun 22, 2015 Pamela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not one of Wallace's best. Although the methodology of the bad guys (buying property for a fraction of it's value as an alternative to blackmail payments) is clever, I just couldn't get past the silliness of the "Jack O' Judgment" and his pronouncements. Granted, he wasn't supposed to be silly, but gimme a break--he was silly. Even the name...I kept picturing this giant jack-in-the-box thing similar to Michael Keaton in "Betelguese."

Judy
Jun 05, 2011 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, a free download to my Kindle. It was not until the very end that the identity of Jack O'Judgement is revealed. The Boundary Gang, headed by "Colonel" Boundary, the blackmailer extraordinaire, is "picked off," one by one by the Jack O'Judgement. The book was well written and I enjoyed it.
Holly
Apr 01, 2012 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A fascinating story in which I recognized more than a few scenes from (of all things) Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Well-developed characters and just enough plot twists.
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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.

He i
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