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The Daffodil Mystery is set in England around the turn of the 20th century. A very spoiled heir to a fortune has a young woman working for him as a cashier. He is quite taken with the lovely beauty and is outraged when she turns down his advances towards her. He becomes vengeful and tries to frame her for stealing from the store. However, his cousin, a detective, has just returned from China where he is noted for chasing down the most dangerous of criminals. The plot thickens when the wealthy heir is found murdered in the park with daffodils strewn across his chest. Suddenly, the young woman has disappeared, making her an obvious suspect. The detective finds himself falling for the young woman and while trying to find the real killer, he tries to find evidence to clear the young lady as well. This is a great read full of all sorts of unexpected twists and turns that will have you wanting more Edgar Wallace works!
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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875 – February 10, 1932) was an English crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, who wrote 175 novels and 24 plays. 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 is most famous today as the co-creator of King Kong, writing the early screenplay and story for the movie, as well as a short story "King Kong" (1933) credited to him and Draycott Dell.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1453793798