Just as they are about to depart from London for a dazzling holiday in Montecarlo, Inspector Holt and his valet Sunny are abruptly summoned by Scotland Yard to investigate a string of sudden, bizarre instances of untimely death that had been met by numerous wealthy men in recent days. With hardly anything to go on besides an eery similarity in the life insurance policies taken on the names of the deceased, a baffled Holt attempts to draw out a link between these suspicious deaths. With his assigned case secretary Diane at his side, whose analytic prowess leave him in speechless admiration and awe, little does Holt expect he will be thrown into a surreptitious yet adrenaline-packed world of adventure and romance threatening to sweep him off his feet. Will the monsters behind these atrocities ever see the light of day, or will they continue staring out of the dark?A perfect read for a dark and stormy night , The Dark Eyes of London is a gripping crime thriller penned by the renowned British writer Edgar Wallace, best known for creating the iconic King Kong . The Dark Eyes of London was also adapted for the silver screen and screened in America as The Human Monster starring Bela Lugosi. Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific English mystery and crime writer with such an impressive output that one of his publishers claimed he was behind a quarter of all books sold in England at that time. An author, journalist and poet, Wallace wrote countless novels, short stories, screen plays, stage plays and historical non-fiction. Over 160 films inspired by his work have been made worldwide, more than any other author ever and over 50 million copies of his books were sold during his lifetime. He died suddenly in Hollywood in 1932, during the initial drafting stages of his most famous and enduring work, King Kong .