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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals. Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. He died in Hollywood on 10th February 1932 of pneumonia while working on King Kong and is buried in Little Marlow, England. A large number of movies have been based on his novels. The Green Archer was a well-regarded serial in the days of silent cinema, and post-war there were a string of B-movies made in both Britain and Germany. These later became a staple of late-night television. Both his son Bryan Edgar Wallace and daughter Penelope Wallace were also authors of mystery and crime novels.

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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals. Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. He died in Hollywood on 10th February 1932 of pneumonia while working on King Kong and is buried in Little Marlow, England. A large number of movies have been based on his novels. The Green Archer was a well-regarded serial in the days of silent cinema, and post-war there were a string of B-movies made in both Britain and Germany. These later became a staple of late-night television. Both his son Bryan Edgar Wallace and daughter Penelope Wallace were also authors of mystery and crime novels. More...

 
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