The Four Just Men

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Author: Edgar Wallace
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,358 / 111 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
LoC Category: PR
Series: Four Just Men
Downloads: 8,143
Added to site: 2005.02.25
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r; and certainly none of the circumstances which, had they been published, would have assuredly revealed the existence of this band, have been given to the public before today.

The Daily Megaphone is able to publish a full list of sixteen murders committed by the four men.

"Two years ago, after the shooting of le Blois, by some hitch in their almost perfect arrangements, one of the four was recognised by a detective as having been seen leaving le Blois's house on the Avenue Kleber, and he was shadowed for three days, in the hope, that the four might be captured together. In the end he discovered he was being watched, and made a bolt for liberty. He was driven to bay in a cafe in Bordeaux--they had followed him from Paris: and before he was killed he shot a sergeant de ville and two other policemen. He was photographed, and the print was circulated throughout Europe, but who he was or what he was, even what nationality he was, is a mystery to this day."

"But the four are still in

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 7 reviews: ****
2015.09.09
bhold
****.

I really enjoyed it - great plot, plenty of suspense. Unfortunately some of the characters and their dialog are dry as chalk dust, so 4 stars instead of 5.

2012.01.05
Maria Wendt
****.

I do have to agree with Matthew, the very first reviewer. The whole story line gradually builds things up and promises a thrilling ending...and then @ the ending, you're like, "What? That was IT?" But the rest of the story was very cool!

2009.05.24
David Olford
***..

I saw the Tv serial as a child, no actual memory, read the books later, I saw the dismissal review by Matthew, and wonder if I might agree with him today, but when it was a TV series it was different to anything else. Other shows TV Detectives this wasn't a hunt and capture show but hunt and execute, they were the jury, I seem to remeber them debating who they were pursuing?

The Four Just Men were hunting War Criminals post WW2, but in the books they were Balkan refugees who were taking revenge for both sides of the turn of the 19/20 century struggle there.

Remeber Winston Churchill had been involved in the Sidney Street seige in 1905, maybe that was Edgar Wallace's starting point for the story of revenge and retribution seekers?

I have speculated that maybe the story line could be revised and modernised for the latter-day struggles in that region of the world and how would it change? Computers, mobile phones, transport ect, but would it be squashed as unPC?

Bruce Willis, Steven Segal, muscels from Brussels actor (his name eludes me) and a woman as the comtemporary fourth memeber. Hopefully it would not be a new vesion of the Zoo Gang, a good idea but the roles played by actors too old to be beliefable.

2008.11.08
howard william
*****

A classic in detective fiction and thrillers, the four are wel drawn, developed and individual characters. I first enjoyed this on audio - if you can find it do yourself a favour. THe london portrayed resonates with the touch of realism missing from say Sherlock Holmes, the police are sympathetic characters, unusual for the times. A powerful book, well developed and it kept me guessinf to the end, with some clever twists, will they or wont they manage it ?

2007.07.17
David Lyons
****.

Interesting little mystery. It held my attention.

2007.01.02
Victor J. Rivera
*****

This classic "howdunnit", a cornerstone in the genesis of modern thriller, shows an oustanding inventiveness and wit.
The Just Men emerge as a powerful legend.

Pretty lame. Not badly written, for pulp, but the story doesn't really give you much of a ride. Seems kind of pompous, windy, and the "shocking conclusion" at the end is tame. Blah


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