The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder
‘The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder’ is a collection of eight, highly original detective short stories centred around a very unassuming Mr. Reed. He is an older man, not particularly tall or muscular, to see him in the police station you would assume he was a clerk, but this small man strikes fear in the London underworld. In his own words, he has the mind of a criminal, and using this he is tearing the criminal underworld apart piece by piece. It is a brilliant collection of shorts, each with their own compelling, unique plot and brilliant characters. This book is perfect for some fun reading on a commute home or anyone keen to see what an elderly ‘Sherlock’ might be like. Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer, poet and journalist. He was such a prolific writer that his publisher claimed his work could account for a quarter of all books sold in England. He wrote countless books, screenplays, poems and historical non-fiction, spawning over one hundred and sixty films based on his work. He unfortunately passed away suddenly before he could see his most famous creation ‘King Kong’ come to life. It has been adapted several times over the years, notably by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame, and more recently in ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ starring Millie Bobby Brown.