Room 13 (novel)

Room 13 is a 1924 crime novel by the British writer Edgar Wallace.[1] It was the first in a series of books featuring the character of J. G. Reeder, a mild-mannered civil servant who is a brilliant detective.

Room 13
AuthorEdgar Wallace
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication date
Media typePrint

Film adaptations

In 1938 it was turned into the British film Mr. Reeder in Room 13 directed by Norman Lee and starring Peter Murray-Hill and Sally Gray.

In 1964 it was turned into a West German thriller Room 13 directed by Harald Reinl and starring Joachim Fuchsberger and Karin Dor. This was part of a long-running series of Wallace adaptations made by Rialto Film.


  1. Goble p.488


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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