A Debt Discharged is a gripping thriller novel about gangs and forgery by the acclaimed British author Edgar Wallace. The gifted Thomas Maple and his niece Verity live together on Crystal Palace Road in London, although she’s unaware of the details of his mysterious past. Working for bank engraving company, he becomes involved with a forgery scandal, gang violence and life-threatening complications with an American millionaire. Eventually, a detective smells a rat and sets on their trail, but will Verity get the full truth about her uncle? A perfect thriller mystery, A Debt Discharged is a classic must-read for fans of early crime fiction and for those, who enjoy shows including ‘Lupin’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’.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 .