The Angel of Terror

Cover image for


Author: Edgar Wallace
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,916 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 20,998
Added to site: 2007.05.20 17037

Angelically beautiful Jean Briggerland is a sociopathic criminal, so lovely that none can see her guilt -- even in connection with the most blatant crimes! Can Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer to Jean's latest victim, bring her to justice before she murders her way to unspeakable wealth and power?

Show Excerpt

ulled up at the kerb.

The driver leant over the shining apron which partially protected him from the weather, and shouted:

"Is Miss Beale there?"

The girl started in surprise, taking a step toward the cab.

"I am Miss Beale," she said.

"Your editor has sent me for you," said the man briskly.

The editor of the Megaphone had been guilty of many eccentric acts. He had expressed views on her drawing which she shivered to recall. He had aroused her in the middle of the night to sketch dresses at a fancy dress ball, but never before had he done anything so human as to send a taxi for her. Nevertheless, she would not look at the gift cab too closely, and she stepped into the warm interior.

The windows were veiled with the snow and the sleet which had been falling all the time she had been in the theatre. She saw blurred lights flash past, and realised that the taxi was going at a good pace. She rubbed the windows and tried to look out after a while. Then she e


Average Rating of 4 from 6 reviews: ****
Leah A. Zeldes

The willful naïveté of the heiress, and the fact that the lawyers don't think to insist she make her own will immediately are the two main flaws in this exciting thriller.

The heir to an estate falls prey to the plotting of the next in line, a woman so beautiful no one believes ill of her, and her father. They kill him, but not before he marries and leaves everything to his wife ... the next target.

A nice read,really thrilling


Fun read, good crime story - although the incredible stupidity of the victim makes it difficult to take the plot too seriously.

Janyce Engan

This was a great read!

Keep in mind that the gender roles are typical of the time period in which it was written, and you'll have a wonderful time with this adventure romp. I kept "turning" pages, wondering what our villain would have up her sleeve next.

The ending was a little weak - it seems as though Wallace might have been setting up for a sequel.

Saxon Slade

Edgar Wallace had a high old time writing this one. We love the humble heroine, but we don't admire her cranial powers. Several attempts on her life are insufficient to arouse her suspicions. Her antogonist, the femme fatale, is quite a piece of work as well. I like the way Wallace seemed to make things up as he went along, and defied the expected moral ending which I will not spoil for you here.

Plot in a nutshell: Heroine comes into the money in unlikely fashion; greedy society leech stands next to inherit it, and seeks to do away with her while they vacation together. Nice surprises, fun characters.

David Lyons

Quite a few twists and turns in this book but it holds your attention. I'm not sure I particularly approve of the ending... but there it is!

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook


True Alpha 1
Alisa Woods

Shifters in Seattle – Desired (True Alpha 1) Ne... Read more

Cover image for The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Open Minds

Mindjack Saga Book 1
Susan Kaye Quinn

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a danger... Read more

Cover image for The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Rise of The Iron Eagle

The Iron Eagle Series Book 1
Roy A. Teel Jr.

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer?Read more

Cover image for The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

XGeneration 1

You Don't Know Me (XGeneration Series)
Brad Magnarella

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between... Read more

Cover image for The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Drive, Ride, Repeat

The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure
Al Macy

Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad wi... Read more

Cover image for The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

I Bring the Fire

Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
C. Gockel

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

See more popular titles from this genre.