Monday, August 27, 2012

Wallace (no Gromit)

Some of the reasons why I enjoy reading Edgar Wallace.

"…at that moment he wore the facial expression peculuar to managing editors at midnight — which may be likened to that of a man who has an engagement with the public executioner and is anxious to commit just another tiny little murder before he dies."
— from "The Caretaker In Charge," The Novel Magazine, August 1919

7 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

More entertaining than most descriptions of ponderance.
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Pat said...

I never actually read Wallace -maybe I should - but often saw his plays at local halls where one could be sure of a pistol crack or two.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Scarlet: quite so. (I had to look the word up here.)

Pat: Given that he died eighty years ago, I find his a surprisingly modern writing style.

Steven said...

Not ponderosa?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Steven: No, we'll come to that later.

Happy Frog and I said...

I've not ready any of Wallace's work up to now but I feel an urge to now. Thanks for the tip off.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Happy Frog: Please do, if you can find them, they're fun.