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The Angel of Terror

Edgar Wallace

When this was written, literary traditions still decreed beauty to be the outward sign of inner saintliness, whereas evil characters tended to be “ugly as sin.” Jean Briggerland defies these expectations by being every bit as angelically beautiful as she is sociopathic. So lovely that all around her are blinded to her guilt no matter how blatant her crimes, only Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer of her most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? He really, really shouldn’t count on it. Despite the book’s outrageously implausible plot, it nevertheless manages to keep one in suspense from first page to last. Advisory: Antiquated attitudes and occasional profanity will add unintentional humor to the charms of the story for some listeners but might offend others. (Summary by Lee Elliot)

When this was written, literary traditions still decreed beauty to be the outward sign of inner saintliness, whereas evil characters tended to be “ugly as sin.” Jean Briggerland defies these expectations by being every bit as angelically beautiful as she is sociopathic. So lovely that all around her are blinded to her guilt no matter how blatant her crimes, only Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer of her most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? He really, really shouldn’t count on it. Despite the book’s outrageously implausible plot, it nevertheless manages to keep one in suspense from first page to last. Advisory: Antiquated attitudes and occasional profanity will add unintentional humor to the charms of the story for some listeners but might offend others. (Summary by Lee Elliot)
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When this was written, literary traditions still decreed beauty to be the outward sign of inner saintliness, whereas evil characters tended to be “ugly as sin.” Jean Briggerland defies these expectations by being every bit as angelically beautiful as she is sociopathic. So lovely that all around her are blinded to her guilt no matter how blatant her crimes, only Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer of her most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? He really, really shouldn’t count on it. Despite the book’s outrageously implausible plot, it nevertheless manages to keep one in suspense from first page to last. Advisory: Antiquated attitudes and occasional profanity will add unintentional humor to the charms of the story for some listeners but might offend others. (Summary by Lee Elliot)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:05