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Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern, by Edgar…

Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern, (original 1926; edition 1982)

by Edgar Wallace, Edgar Wallace (Author)

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Dick Martin se apresta a marcharse de Scotland Yard para disfrutar de una pequeña herencia. La investigación del robo de un libro le lleva, después de una conversación con la bibliotecaria Sybil Lansdown, hasta Gallows Cottage. Un casa en ruinas habitada por el doctor Scalletti, un biólogo con antecedentes policiales. En casa Scalletti, Martin encuentra a un viejo conocido: Tommy Crawler, un ladrón de coches a quien ha enviado tres veces a prisión y que ahora trabaja como chofer de Bertram Cody, un rico vecino de la zona. El último día de Dick Martin en la fuerza es un día de reencuentros. Al volver a su casa con el libro rescatado, lo espera en la puerta Lew Pheeney, el ladrón de bancos más conocido de Londres. El hombre está aterrado: alguien le sigue los pasos y el asunto es serio. Martin lo invita a subir a su apartamento. No sabe que Pheeney viene acompañado por la muerte.… (more)
Title:Die Tür mit den 7 Schlössern,
Authors:Edgar Wallace
Other authors:Edgar Wallace (Author)
Info:Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag München, (1982), Taschenbuch
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The Door With Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace (1926)



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Subinspector Dick Martin (about to retire due to an inheritance) is sent to bring in an accomplished safe (or other lock) cracker, who tells him he didn't do the bank job he was suspected of because he had been elsewhere at the time, opening or trying to open the toughest locks he had ever faced --an alibi which is in fact confirmed, as far as his being elsewhere is concerned, and Martin gets very interested in the locks. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 8, 2016 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this book even though I had solved the mystery 2/3 of the way through the story. The book reads like a Saturday matinee serial with quick chapters, lots of action and cliff hangers. The romance at the end feels tacked on. There is no reason for the detective and the librarian to fall for each other! ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 14, 2014 |
This is a real thriller of the old school. Dick Martin is a Sub-Inspector of Police at Scotland Yard who intends shortly to leave the force. Instead he becomes involved in the case of 'The Door With Seven Locks' and meets the girl he eventually marries. Along the way we encounter a vivisectionist who has started to experiment on humans. There are secret passages and lumbering creatures with blood-stained hands and much more besides.
Edgar Wallace is one of my favorite authors and one which I always get great pleasure in re-reading. This particular book is also one of several which I return to time after time. ( )
  devenish | May 14, 2013 |
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Dick Martin's last official job (as he believed) was to pull in Lew Pheeney, who was wanted in connection with the Helborough bank robbery.
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Dick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard. His final job, investigating a stolen book, takes him, via a conversation with the librarian Sybil Lansdown, to Gallows Cottage and a meeting with Doctor Stalletti. Tommy Crawler, Bertram Cody's chauffeur, is also there. Arriving home, Martin finds Lew Pheeney being followed by a man for whom he recently worked. Doing what? demands Martin. Lew finally confesses. I was trying to open a dead man's tomb! The telephone rings. It is Mr. Havelock.
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