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Francis Elmer has vanished, and all that is found is a typed note signed 'The Head Hunter'. Elmer's niece Adele Leamington is an extra at the Knebworth Film Corporation. The actress Stella Mendoza keeps the whole set waiting to shoot, in the best Hollywood tradition, but her starring role is given to Adele. Surprised by Mike Brixan as she is learning her lines, Adele drops ...more
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Published June 30th 2001 by House of Stratus (first published January 1st 1925)
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Amaranta La Librera
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
El Degollador como yo lo leí en la versión traducida, me mantuvo enganchada desde el principio. En algún punto pensé que iba a terminar como el cuento de Poe "Los crímenes de la calle Morgue", sin embargo no fue así y aunque las sospechas acerca de la identidad del Degollador eran ya muy fuertes fue muy impresionante el giro que le dio el autor para regalarnos esa hermosa conclusión a la novela. Mike Brixan es para mí el segundo mejor detective que he conocido en la literatura.
Sin embargo, se p
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Alimpic Srdjan
Jun 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: crime
Pozitivno - mali broj strana.
Negativno - sve ostalo.

Likovi bez ličnosti, u suštini samo imena na papiru. Jedino što ih definiše je da ako su lepi onda su dobri, ako su ružni onda su loši. Roman poprilično dosadan, naivan pokušaj prelaska u horor ili fikciju (superinteligentni majmun). Nije teško pogoditi ubicu jer se u romanu pojavljuje mali broj likova (ne, superinteligentni majmun nije ubica). Jadan pokušaj nekakve romanse, uostalom kako osećati nešto prema nekom liku koji je samo ime na papir
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Roger A. St-Louis
In my case, the more an author deviates from reality, the less he becomes interesting. I find this book so full of contradictions and fables that I do not recommend it.
Roger
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Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It always amazes me to think how quickly Edgar Wallace wrote his books and although some, of course, aren't up to standard a remarkably high percentage are highly entertaining yarns. This one is great fun, the story is set around the British film industry in the silent era, the heads of corpses are turning up and an orang-utan is on the loose (perhaps shades of King Kong.)
Roberto Rho
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un giallo semi-moderno, con elementi horror e una buona suspance. Veramente stupefacente la scoperta dell'assassino.
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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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