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In 'The Governor of Chi-Foo and other Detective Stories', Edgar Wallace, a maestro of thriller and detective fiction, presents a collection of intricately woven narratives, each unraveling the complexities of crime and justice. Characterized by Wallace's notable brisk pacing and clever plot twists, the prose retains the distinctive sharpness and wit for which he has been critically acclaimed. Embedded in the literary tradition of the British Golden Age of detective fiction, these stories exemplify the gripping nature of early 20th-century mystery writing, offering readers not only suspenseful storylines but a snapshot of the historical and cultural attitudes of the era.

Edgar Wallace was a prolific writer whose extensive output of novels, plays, and articles made him one of the most popular authors of his time. His background as a war correspondent, combined with his service in the Royal West Kent Regiment, is reflected in the vividly drawn settings and the psychological complexity of his characters. Wallace's capacity to capture the zeitgeist of the post-Victorian society and the burgeoning complexities of the modern world undoubtedly informed his creation of diverse and enduring detective stories.

This anthology is a testament to Edgar Wallace's enduring legacy and a must-read for both aficionados of the genre and newcomers to the world of classic detective fiction. With its richly crafted narratives and timeless allure, 'The Governor of Chi-Foo and other Detective Stories' not only contributes to the archive of historic literature but also provides an engaging reading experience filled with suspense, intellect, and an understanding of human nature. Readers are encouraged to delve into Wallace's masterful collection, assured of the thrill and cerebral satisfaction that only well-crafted detective tales can offer.


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Edgar Wallace, Edgar Wallace
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The Governor of Chi-Foo and other Detective Stories
Biografía del Autor
<p>Edgar Wallace, born Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace on April 1, 1875, in London, England, was a prolific writer who became one of the most popular and prolific crime writers of the early 20th century. Forsaking his initial career in the military, Wallace found his vocation in journalism, eventually turning to writing novels, short stories, and screenplays. His literary oeuvre flaunts a stunning array of more than 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and magazines. Among his vast body of work, \'The Governor of Chi-Foo and other Detective Stories\' stands out as a prime example of his knack for crafting gripping detective tales that captivate audiences with their ingenuity and suspense. Wallace\'s writing is characterized by fast-paced narratives and often features twists that surprise and delight his readers. His impact on the genre of thriller and detective fiction is significant, influencing contemporary storytelling techniques and the development of crime literature. A key figure in shaping the modern thriller, Wallace\'s legacy endures through his works, which continue to be read and adapted for various media. He passed away suddenly from pneumonia, compounded by diabetes, on February 10, 1932, in Beverly Hills, California, leaving behind a treasure trove of literary achievements that secure his place in the annals of crime fiction history.</p>
ISBN: 8596547183549
Referencia: BW1037910260

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