The ninth instalment in the ‘Sanders of the River’ series, ´Sandi the King-Maker´ provides a fitting end for our eponymous hero.
When a missionary and his daughter go missing in Africa, Commissioner Sanders is sent there to find out what happened.
However, what he uncovers will challenge even his pragmatic and idealistic approach.
Set in the days of British Colonialism, ‘Sandi the King-Maker’ offers a fascinating look at life under the British Empire while packing in plenty of adventure.
´Sandi the King-Maker´ is the ideal read for Wallace fans and those with an interest in colonial history.
Prior to the success of ´King Kong´, which he co-created, Edgar Wallace published a selection of tales about Commissioner Sanders and his adventures in Africa under British rule.
Born in London, Edgar Wallace (1875 – 1932) was an English writer so prolific that his publisher claimed that he was responsible for a quarter of all books sold in England.
Leaving school at the age of 12, Wallace made his first steps into the literary world by selling newspapers on the corner of Fleet Street.
He worked as a war correspondent after joining the army at age 21, which honed his writing abilities. This led to the creation of his first book ‘The Four Just Men.’
Wallace is best remembered as the co-creator of ‘King Kong,’ which has been adapted for film 12 times (most notably directed by ‘Lord of the Rings’ director, Peter Jackson, and starring Jack Black and Naomi Watts).
However, he leaves behind an extensive body of work, including stories such as ‘The Crimson Circle’ and ‘The Flying Squad’.