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L'enigma dello spillo

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La lussuosa casa di Jesse Trasmere custodisce una segretissima camera blindata in cui il proprietario si rinchiude per fare qualcosa di misterioso, che nemmeno il suo domestico deve scoprire. Ma un giorno Trasmere viene ucciso. Nella camera vengono trovati una scatola laccata cinese e un piccolo spillo ricurvo. Quello spillo sarà la chiave al segreto di uno dei più strani ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 23rd 1994 by Newton Compton (first published January 1st 1923)
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Raquel
Jul 10, 2017 Raquel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais um policial impecável e cheio de suspense dos vampiros gigantes.
Desta feita, o autor é que origem Inglesa, apesar de se passar na América.
Miss Marple
Mar 11, 2009 Miss Marple rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, crime

One of the worst loveless written crime books ever. Unbelievable its a classic *sigh*
You can tell right from the very beginnig on who the murderer were. Because there is only one character with the motive. Thats why you get really annoyed by the characters illogical speculations who the murderer could be (Oh, come on, how on earth could someone be suspected to be the unknown, black dressed murderer, if he (and other witnesses) are in the same time in the same room with the murderer? ).
Its the se
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Redqueen
Mar 18, 2015 Redqueen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am currently rejoicing in Project Gutenberg & other free ebook sites, which are allowing me to read some of the classics of early mystery novels. Wallace was hugely successful in his time (he was born in 1875) and set the standard for the thriller mystery format. The books are naturally not at all politically correct, but are surprisingly readable. The attitudes which make me cringe are all from characters you are not supposed to like, making me think Wallace was fairly liberal for his tim ...more
Suni
Mar 28, 2014 Suni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uk, 1920s, ed-mondadori
Giallo inglese vecchia scuola (anni '20) con il classico rompicapo del cadavere trovato in una stanza chiusa dall'interno e senza finestre.
Fumo di Londra misto a pennellate esotiche per via dei fitti rapporti che il morto (ricchissimo e anziano uomo d'affari) intratteneva con la comunità cinese.
4 stelline perché mi piace il genere.
Pamela
Apr 17, 2015 Pamela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edgar Wallace was the Erle Stanley Garner of his time (early 1900s). The guy churned out books at an amazing rate. Equally amazing is that although some of them are better than others, none of them that I have read so far are stinkers.

This was no exception. Not great literature, but a fine and dandy way to relax after a heavier read.
Joan
Feb 18, 2014 Joan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you only read one by Edgar Wallace, read this one. The main female character is strong and resourceful, the main male character loves and respects her for it, the aspiring executive is skewered, the Chinese characters are excellent human beings, and there's lots of humor.
Polly
A murder is discovered in a locked vault, with no possible way for the murderer to have escaped, no weapon, and a pin such as was used to keep papers together is the only clue to the murder of a very unpleasant old miser.
Marco
May 28, 2012 Marco rated it really liked it
Solito scorrevole giallo avventuroso, con strani personaggi esotici e straordinari. Finale scontato e troppo semplice da intuire fin quasi dall'inizio.<br />Lettura estiva.
Mara
Apr 20, 2012 Mara rated it it was ok
Il classico giallo di inizio novecento con un crimine commesso in una stanza chiusa dall' interno. Molto old style.
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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.

He is most famous today a
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