Every city has its own peculiar voice. Neither the harsh roar of London, the nerve destroying staccato of sound which belongs exclusively to New York, nor the kettledrum buzz of Madrid is comparable with the voice of Paris, which is mainly vocal."«Queer thing about Paris, sir,»” said Jim Selby, „"somebody is always talking."«The staid Vice-Councillor of the British Embassy lifted his head, and, being literally-minded, listened.»"I hear nobody–except you,"” he said."«The Earl of Nowhere»” includes the short stories from incomparable Edgar Wallace. Few people today would recognize the name „"Edgar Wallace"” but before his death in 1933 he was a literary force to be reckoned with. He was both prolific and popular and his books reportedly sold at the rate of 5,000 a day.