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The Man Who Knew

Edgar Wallace

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .From time to time he strode in, his big pipe in the corner of his mouth. The last of these occasions was when Jasper Cole had replaced the last ledger in Mr. Minute's private safe.

"Half past eleven," said the manager disapprovingly, "and you have had no dinner."

"I can afford to miss a dinner," laughed the other.

"Lucky man," said the manager.

Jasper Cole passed out into the street and called a passing taxi to the curb.

[Pg 72]

"Charing Cross Station," he said.

He dismissed the cab in the station courtyard, and after a while walked back to the Strand and hailed another.

"Victoria Dock Road," he said in a low voice.

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La Rochefoucauld has said that prudence and love are inconsistent. May Nuttall, who had never explored the philosophies of La Rochefoucauld, had nevertheless seen that quotation in the birthday book of an acquaintance, and t. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I was not well-motivated, I think. I struggled with the first half, but pushed myself through for the sake of the 1918 entry for my mysteries challenge. And then? All of sudden it became *very* interesting. That might be because finally there was a murder. I thought the solution was obvious, but I w

Kuvittelin Wallace paremmaksikin.

Major characters:
John Minute, wealthy mining magante
Jasper Cole, his secretary
Frank Merrill, his nephew
May Nuttall, Frank's girlfriend
Saul Arthur Mann, The Man Who Knew
Rex Holland, a mysterious person
Henry Crawley, a.k.a. Smith, a policeman
Constable Wiseman

Locale: England

Synopsis: Wealthy John Minut

It was Okayyy, I suppose. Maybe I'm getting fussy giving it only 4 stars. Wouldn't really recommend it. Won't remember it.

The Man Who Didn't Know

I had a lot of fun with this one. It was a fun little mystery and the expected plot twist was neatly delivered.

È il primo libro che leggo di Wallace e mi ha conquistata sin dalle prime pagine, sia per il modo di scrivere che per la storia. Leggerò sicuramente altro di questo autore!

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