British novelist Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932), was a Reuters war correspondent who wrote thrillers to earn additional money. He also wrote Hollywood screenplays and died while drafting King Kong. Wallace was a very prolific writer despite his sudden death at age 56. In total Wallace is credited with over 170 novels, almost 1,000 short stories, and 18 stage plays. Wallace’s works have been turned into well over 100 films. This early work by Edgar Wallace was originally published in 1918. „Down Under Donovan” is a crime novel by this prolific author of detective fiction. An ex-con man wins in gambling but murder is in the air.