‘How on earth did you piece together all this?’ he asked in wonder.
Mr Reeder shook his head sadly.‘I have that perversion,’ he said. ‘It is a terrible misfortune. I see evil in everything. I have the mind of a criminal.’Let us introduce you to the enigmatic J.
G. Reeder, a timid, gentle middle-aged man who carries a furled up umbrella and wears an old-fashioned flat-topped bowler hat.
He is one of the great unsung sleuths of mystery fiction, created by the prolific Edgar Wallace, the ‘King of Thrillers’.
Despite his insignificant appearance, Reeder is a cold and ruthless detective who credits his success to his ‘criminal mind’ which allows him to solve a series of complex and audacious crimes and outwit the most cunning of villainous masterminds.This volume is a rich feast for crime fiction fans, containing the first three volumes in the Reeder canon: two novels, Room 13 and Terror Keep; and the classic collection of short stories, The Mind of J.