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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Guilty Bonds (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great War in England in 1897 (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Temptress (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zoraida (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Secret Service: Being strange tales of a nihilist (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great White Queen (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eye of Istar (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Secret Sin (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whoso Findeth a Wife (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Dice (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Sinners Entice Thee (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scribes and Pharisees (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bond of Black (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
England's Peril (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day of Temptation (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Royal Blood (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Eye for an Eye (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
In White Raiment (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wiles of the Wicked (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Majesty's Minister (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign of the Seven Sins (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gambler (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Under-Secretary (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Secrets (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tickencote Treasure (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunchback of Westminster (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Closed Book (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
As We Forgive Them (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign of the Stranger (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Idol of the Town (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Czar's Spy (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spider's Eye (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind The Throne (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sins of The City (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valley of the Shadow (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Giveth this Woman? (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
If England Were Invaded (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invasion of 1910 (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of a Motor-Car (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of the Wicked (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whatsoever a Man Soweth (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Mr. Miller (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Near East (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Square (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Court Scandal (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pauper of Park Lane (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crooked Way (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Whispers (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Room (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invasion (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Romance of the Land of No Return (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lying Lips (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unknown Tomorrow (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great God Gold (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hushed Up! (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Indiscretions Of A Lady's Maid (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Money-Spider (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Fingers (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of Nine (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
Without Trace (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Room of Secrets (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Price of Power (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Million (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Four Faces (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Lie (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hand Of Allah (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons of Satan (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Royal Highness (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The German Spy System from Within (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign of Silence (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Sign of the Sword (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Shadow (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Glove (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Three (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Green Ray (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Thread (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Zeppelin Destroyer (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Annette of the Argonne (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinders of Harley Street (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way to Win (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Place of Dragons (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beryl of the Biplane (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bomb-Makers (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secrets of Potsdam (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the German Lines (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two in a Tangle (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rasputin the Rascal Monk (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Carnival (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sant of the Secret Service (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minister of Evil (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Catspaw (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lure of Love (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen Statesman (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor of Pimlico (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Greater Love (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cipher Six (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's incognito (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rasputinism In London (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Intriguers (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
No7 Saville Square (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whither Thou Goest (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of the Borgias (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Widow (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Terror of the Air (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Telephone (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Concerning the Secret of the Borgias (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fifth Finger (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady-In-Waiting (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marked Man (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Luck of the Secret Service (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
This House to Let (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stretton Street Affair (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gay Triangle (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracked by Wireless (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Face (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Knots (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Bronze Door (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where the Desert Ends (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voice From The Void (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman's Debt (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valrose Mystery (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scarlet Sign (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackmailed (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Nought (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Evil (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sting (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Tried (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crinkled Crown (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Three (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain of the Mary Rose (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

On the Polar Star in the Arctic Sea (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Observer in the Near East (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
Britain's Deadly Peril (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Spawn (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
German Atrocities (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
German Spies in England (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Life of the ex-Tsaritza (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Stolen Souls (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Veiled Man (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of Monte Carlo (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of the Foreign Office (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
Confessions of a ladies' man (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Count's Chauffeur (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady in the Car (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spies of the Kaiser (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revelations of the Secret Service (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death-Doctor (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scandal-Monger (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Secret (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elusive Four (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimes Club (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Factotum and Other Stories (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

William Le Queux was a published author of fiction.

Le Queux was born on July 2, 1864 in London. His father was an assistant to a French draper, while his mother was English. The author received his education in Europe, going to Paris to study art with Ignazio Spiridon. While in Germany and France, he would walk around quite a bit. He was able to make some money to support himself for a time as a writer for the French newspapers. One of his stories got the attention of Emile Zola, French writer, and he encouraged William to write on a full time basis.

He would go back to London in the late 1880s. There he worked as an editor for magazines before coming to The Globe, a newspaper, in 1891 as part of their staff. Two years later he chose to give up his post as part of his choice to focus more on traveling and writing than journalism. He packed his bags and visited places like North Africa, Russia, the Near East, the Sudan, and Egypt. He wrote for the Daily Mail from 1912 to 1913 as their correspondent, covering the Balkan War. He also honed his revolver shooting skills along the way.

Le Queux first became a published author with a novel for the first time in 1891, when Guilty Bonds was published. The book involved a plot that featured Russia and political conspiracy, to the point where Russia banned it. His next work would be published in 1892 and is Strange Tales of a Nihilist, a short stories collection.

He would continue writing books until he died, and even then several books were published posthumously. William was a prodigious writer and put out an incredible amount of novels that were published for years one after the other. Many of his stories focused on espionage and the rumor was that he was part of the British Secret Service, serving as a wireless transmission expert. He himself claimed he was the first when it comes to wireless experimentation to broadcast from his station (1920-1921 in Guildford). He served also as the Wireless Experimental Association’s president and belonged to the Institute of Radio Engineers.

He wrote an autobiography that came out in 1923. He belonged to the Consult of the Republic of San Marino and also collected monastic seals and medieval manuscripts. William was the writer of The White Lie, adapted into a 1914 movie. Also adapted were the 1914 movie short The Raid of 1915, the 1915 Sons of Satan, the 1915 film Sadounah which he co-directed, and also material that made up an episode of The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes.

Le Queux passed away on October 13, 1927 in Belgium after a long illness.

The Invasion of 1910 is a novel by William Le Queux published in 1906. This book goes into the idea of German Forces and the question of what would happen if they went to London after landing on England’s east coast in a time of weakness for the British.

This intelligent premise makes up the basis of this invasion fiction novel, which was immensely popular at the time. It focuses on the naval power that Germany is accruing and how it may threaten Britain, which is characterized as unready for war. The Germans advance to occupy half of the city. While a new Army is able to liberate London, the battle is not yet ended.

At the time, the Daily Mail published the story while battleship construction tension was possibly going to evolve into Germany and Britain having conflict on a military basis. The book was popular with readers and the journalistic style of the book made it a hit. Read it for yourself to catch all of the thrilling action.

The Crooked Way is another fictional novel from Le Queux, published in 1908. If you are looking for a classic story involving murder and mystery, this is the book for you!

There are tons of twists and turns included in this murder mystery story and it was this novel that helped to solidify the author’s reputation as a writer of murder dramas. It’s a turn of the century thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats!

Two friends that have known each other for a long time decide to meet in London at The Savoy to have dinner. These are in the days before the first great war has started. Arthur’s father has a business in coal mining in South Wales and he is the only beneficiary, making him very rich. That day he found out that Roy Royston has some serious news.

Roy is the one joining him for dinner. He works as a broker for the stock exchange and is known for being relaxed and the more extroverted of the two of them. However, his bad news is that he’s run into financial trouble, and it’s bad. Arthur decides to help and presents him with a loan of ten thousand at dinner, which goes a long way. For one, Roy is no longer going to take his own life as he had planned that night.

There with them that night at dinner is Helene. She’s a long lost love of Roy and a beautiful woman. They had met earlier in France and fallen for each other. But their separation meant that Helene would go on to meet Arthur, and he would take Roy’s place in her heart instead. Roy must get over this and promises himself that he’ll be friends with the two, who are now married.

They are all dining together when a message interrupts them. Arthur must go to South Wales for business. This leaves Roy and Helene alone together. Roy decides to visit her later that night, hoping to tell her a secret that threatens to ruin her reputation. He goes to her London house, but while together, they hear noises and Roy decides to go out on the veranda to hide.

He decides to try and leave eventually through a window, but a policeman is passing by and he stumbles into him. When they go into her house, they find Helene dead, viciously murdered. They arrest Roy, but who is the culprit? Can he prove his innocence? Read this novel to find out!

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