This early work by Edgar Wallace was originally published in 1930. „The Stretelli Case and Other Mystery Stories” is a collection of short stories, some also published in other collections of Wallace’s works. This volume includes: „Code No. 2”, „Red Beard”, „The Man Who Killed Himself”, „The Mediaeval Mind”, and many more. This is a nice collection of eleven short stories loosely classified as „mysteries”; while thriller elements are certainly present in most of them, the stories, with one exception, are indeed mysteries of one sort or another. Several stories feature detectives per se; most of them have people under pressure who must decipher baffling situations in order to correct deformations in the social structure.