Bones In London by Edgar Wallace. The new managing director of Schemes Ltd. has an elegant London office and a theatrically dressed assistant. However Bones, as he is better known, is bored. Luckily there is a slump in the shipping market and it is not long before Joe and Fred Pole pay Bones a visit.
They are totally unprepared for Bones' unnerving style of doing business, unprepared for his unique style of innocent and endearing mischief. Humor and romance follow Bones as well, as he makes his way through the underworld of London moneymakers.
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals. 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.