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William Le Queux Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Collections

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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