The Green Rust
What seems at first sight to be just another murder mystery is quickly revealed to be of international importance. Bio-terrorists threaten the release of an agent that will destroy the world's corn crops, but an intrepid detective and a damsel in distress struggle to thwart their plans. A good old-fashioned page-turner, "The Green Rust" is an exciting thriller from Edgar Wallace. Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer so prolific, that one of his publishers claimed that he was behind a quarter of all books sold in England. An author, journalist and poet, he wrote countless novels, short stories, screen plays, stage plays, historical non-fiction, etc. Today, more than 160 films have been made from his work. He died suddenly in Hollywood in 1932, during the initial drafting of his most famous work, "King Kong".