The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder

The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder is a collection of short stories by the English crime writer Edgar Wallace, published in 1925.[1]

First edition (publ. Hodder & Stoughton)

The stories, which concern a former police officer working for the Director of Public Prosecutions, are:

  • "Sheer Melodrama" (also published as "The Man from the East")
  • "The Green Mamba" (also published as "The Dangerous Reptile")
  • "The Investors"
  • "The Poetical Policeman" (also published as "The Strange Case of the Night Watchman" or "The Poet Policeman")
  • "The Stealer of Marble"
  • "The Strange Case" (also published as "The Weak Spot")
  • "The Treasure Hunt"
  • "The Troupe" (also published as "A Place on the River")

In the United States the book was titled The Murder Book of Mr. J. G. Reeder and the stories were presented in a different order:

  • "The Poetical Policeman"
  • "The Treasure Hunt"
  • "The Troupe"
  • "The Stealer of Marble"
  • "Sheer Melodrama"
  • "The Green Mamba"
  • "The Strange Case"
  • "The Investors"



The stories (and other books and stories by Wallace in which Reeder appears) have been adapted for film, television and radio, as follows:


  1. ^ Note: Current practice in UK English is to omit the full stop after "Mr", but Wallace and his publishers included it.
  2. ^ Mr. Reeder in Room 13 at IMDb  . Retrieved on 30 October 2007
  3. ^ The Mind of Mr. Reeder at IMDb  . Retrieved on 30 October 2007
  4. ^ Hal Erickson (2011). "New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2007.
  5. ^ The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder at IMDb  . Retrieved on 30 October 2007
  6. ^ "Radio review: Elisabeth Mahoney on The Mind of Mr JG Reeder on BBC7". The Guardian. London. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2007.