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Η πόρτα με τις επτά κλειδαριές

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  275 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Dick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard. His final job, investigating a stolen book, takes him via a conversation with the librarian Sybil Lansdown to Gallows Cottage and a meeting with Doctor Stalletti. Tommy Crawler, Bertram Cody's chauffeur, is also there. Arriving home, Martin finds Lew Pheeney being followed by a man for whom he recently worked. “Doing what?” demands Mar ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 1975 by Λυχνάρι (first published 1926)
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Kathy
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit more Gothic than the other Wallace books I've read. Perky but swooning heroine. Reserved but smitten hero. Pathetic monsters in the dark. Creepy tomb. Creepy house. Still, a fun read.
Dfordoom
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
Combines a mystery thriller plot with considerable dashes of gothic horror, and just the faintest hint of science fiction. It’s a bizarre mix, but through sheer bravado Wallace somehow makes it work.
Gillian Kevern
Was just about to say how nice it was to find a vintage mystery that wasn't racist when I remembered that one of the most reprehensible and sinister characters was Italian/Greek. Apart from that, was a pretty good read. The actual plot behind the mystery was needlessly convoluted, but I enjoyed the fact that the detective in this UK set mystery was Canadian, and the writer seemed to be taking something of a noir approach rather than the classic mystery line.
Sarah Sammis
Jan 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pc, read-in-2004
I thoroughly enjoyed this book even though I had solved the mystery 2/3 of the way through the story. The book reads like a Saturday matinee serial with quick chapters, lots of action and cliff hangers. The romance at the end feels tacked on. There is no reason for the detective and the librarian to fall for each other!
Elley
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put it down!
Karen
Apr 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
The first Edgar Wallace I've read; it was quite decent.
Frahorus
Interessante intreccio giallo dai toni cupi e ispirato alle avventure di Sherlock Holmes.
Paradoxe
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Θα συμφωνήσω με το mini –επίμετρο του εκδότη, πως το είδος του διηγήματος στο οποίο συνήθως χωλαίνουν οι συγγραφείς, είναι το είδος στο οποίο θριαμβεύει ο Ουάλας. Ωστόσο στο μυθιστόρημα, όπως είναι αυτό, αλλάζει το στιλ του. Ναι μεν η γραφή ξεφεύγει απ’ το αγγλικό αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα που όπως και να το κάνουμε είναι ‘’δυσκίνητο’’, αλλά ενώ στο διήγημα η γραφή του είναι σχεδόν ιλιγγιώδης, ατμοσφαιρική και τρομερά ανατρεπτική με το σαρκασμό των χαρακτήρων και την ειρωνεία που υποβόσκει, διαξιφί ...more
Keerthy
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A short but interesting detective story. Dick Martin plans for an early retirement from the police force seeking a quite life. But as he takes leave, he finds himself engaged with a curious case which he sets his mind on solving. What dangers did he face in understanding the mystery behind the door with seven locks?
The book is a quick read and can be finished in a day or two.

It is really interesting that Edgar Wallace, the author, penned over 170 novels, 957 short stories and several non-fiction
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Al Adams
Strange eBook Purchased from Amazon, for about either 99 Cents, or it was Free at the Time, Can't Remember Which Version I Bought, Also Found a Free eBook on Gutenberg.org - Althrough It Doesn't Seem to be at Gutenberg.org as of Feb 17, 2016 ??? Or Maybe it was Only the Free Gutenberg.org Copy I Read ??? feedbooks_book_1808.epub http://www.feedbooks.com/book/1808

Gutenberg.net.au I Have the FeedBooks Copy TOO !!! eBook Version ...

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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) 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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