The Daffodil Mystery

The Daffodil Mystery

by Edgar Wallace


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Set in England at the turn of the 20th century, Wallace's crime novel „The Daffodil Mystery" follows the mysterious circumstances under which shop owner Lyne was found dead in Hyde Park, murdered undoubtedly! The clues were numerous but contradictory... The murdered man is an unsavory character who is called on the carpet by the investigator he tries to hire to frame the girl Odette Rider. Detective Jack Tarling and his trusted Chinese assistant become involved in helping the police solve the murder while also trying to protect the girl from being arrested for the murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780368212956
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 10/02/2019
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875 - 1932) was an English writer. Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at age 12. He joined the army at age 21 and was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, for Reuters and the Daily Mail. Struggling with debt, he left South Africa, returned to London and began writing thrillers to raise income, publishing books including The Four Just Men (1905). Drawing on his time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialized short stories in magazines such as The Windsor Magazine and later published collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognized author. Wallace was such a prolific writer that one of his publishers claimed that a quarter of all books in England were written by him. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work. He is remembered for the creation of King Kong, as a writer of 'the colonial imagination', for the J. G. Reeder detective stories and for The Green Archer serial. He sold over 50 million copies of his combined works in various editions, and The Economist describes him as "one of the most prolific thriller writers of [the 20th] century."

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The Daffodil Mystery (Dodo Press) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
olemoney More than 1 year ago
Intriguing story line, one is never quite certain "who-did-it".
jonesli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thomas Lyne, owner of Lyne's stores, makes an unwanted advance against one of his employees, a young lady named Odette Rider who promptly resigns after the incident.When Detective Jack Tarling(Lyne's cousin) shows up at Lyne's to investigate a theft matter, Lyne who is still angry with Odette for spurning his advances, decides that he will pin the theft crime on her. Detective Tarling wants no part of this set up and declines to offer his assistance.Later, Lyne is found dead with his hands crossed against his body with a handful of daffodils. All indications point to Odette, but did she really kill him or is she covering for someone?This was a cleverly plotted mystery complete with red herrings galore.
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rosalita68 More than 1 year ago
Classic story with entertaining characters. Written in true English mystery style. Nice plot; interesting twists and turns. Would definitely read other books by this author.
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retcropper More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, which is a great buy for the money.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely intriguing. Very tight, taut suspense.