The Black

Cover image for

Download


Author: Edgar Wallace
Published: 1929
Language: English
Wordcount: 113,919 / 331 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 7,962
Added to site: 2008.09.20
mnybks.net#: 22103
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

ip." Now it was "my dear Creith" and "my dear young lady," more often than not in a tone of good-natured contempt.

Stephens stood at the long window of the banqueting hall, staring across the broad expanse of shaven lawn to the river that traced the northern boundary of the Creith acres. It was a glorious morning in early autumn. The trees held to their deep green, but here and there the russet and gold of autumnal foliage showed on the wooded slopes of No Man's Hill. Sunlight sparkled on the sluggish Avon, the last wraith of mist was curling through the pines that crested the hill, and the tremendous silence of the countryside was broken only by the flurry of wings as a hen pheasant flew clumsily from covert to covert.

"Morning, Stephens."

Stephens turned guiltily as he heard the voice of the man about whom he was at that moment thinking so disrespectfully.

Ralph Hamon had come noiselessly into the panelled hall. He was a fair man of middle height, stockily built, inclined to stou

Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 3 reviews: ***
2013.07.23
Dai Alanye
**...

Two shopworn premises propel this novel—the gentleman burglar tolerated by the better class of policeman, and the indestructible clue. All in all it's an absurd plot, something like The Perils of Pauline as written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Still, I found it entertaining, particularly in the early chapters. Wallace is a decent writer, and his heroine, contra most others of that era, prevaricates at the drop of a hat and readily insults those she dislikes. Refreshing!

2010.04.05
George P. Joseph
***..

An uninterrupted longing to know the next event that would take place, keeps the reader to complete the book. The fabrication of events smells peculiar.

2009.03.23
ladyejan
****.

Good Villain! But even better the female lead in the novel is not one of Wallace's typical shrinking violets.

A combination of mystery, exotic adventure locals - and a bit of crazy stalker thrown in.

There are times when the actions of some of the characters had me saying "huh?". But Wallace at least tells you what their motivation was at the end.

The closing scene between the two love interests was a delight to read.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Black by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for The Black by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for The Black by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Black by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Black by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Black by Edgar Wallace - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

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.

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?
by Hope Callaghan
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Loose Ends
by David VanDyke
Hollywood Assassin
by M.Z. Kelly
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Astray in Couper
by R. Marquez
A Study In Scarlet
by Arthur Conan Doyle

See more popular titles from this genre.