We have a new look for our Dennis Wheatley ebooks. Wheatley was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world’s best-selling writers from the 1930s through to the 1960s, a following that is still thriving today. Bloomsbury Reader re-issued all of his novels as ebooks, including supernatural thrillers The Black Magic and Duke de Richleau Series, the historically gallant secret agent Roger Brook series, and archetypal spy The Gregory Sallust Series.
‘The prince of thriller writers’ – Times Literary Supplement
During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staff for the War Office.
Wheatley was also hired by Winston Churchill to be a part of a highly confidential group of strategists. He was one of the only civilians to be recruited, on the strength that he had shown a flair for deception and cover stories in his novels, particularly through his incarnation of Gregory Sallust – widely regarded as the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond.
The Black Magic Series
‘For me, what made his work memorable were the demonic images, the feeling of dread. He was an incredibly good writer when it came to racking up the tension. For suspense, tension and for impending dread and darkness, he was right there. He was a fantastically scary writer when he was at his best’ – Neil Gaiman
The Black Magic series features one of Dennis Wheatley’s best known characters, the Duke de Richleau, and deals with themes for which Wheatley is arguably most renowned, Satanism and the occult.
Try The Black Magic Series Starter which includes the first three books in the series, The Devil Rides Out, Strange Conflict and The Haunting of Toby Jugg.
Follow the aristocratic adventurer as he spies for the British in WWI, rescues friends from the Soviet Union and battles Nazi occultists in Haiti. Packed with true history, subtle intrigue, sudden violence, terrorism, blackmail and suspense, alongside bitter-sweet romance.
Try The Duke De Richleau Series Starter, which includes the first three titles in the series, The Prisoner in the Mask, The Vendetta in Spain and The Second Seal.
Secret agent, gallant and aide-de-camp to Napoleon: Roger Brook is the dashing hero in Dennis Wheatley’s historical fiction series.
The year 1783 finds the young Roger Brook fresh out of school and seeking his fame and fortune in France. Brook gets involved with two women, and in the secrets of French foreign policy, much to the peril of everyone involved.
Explore the first two books with The Roger Brook Series Starter which includes The Launching of Roger Brook and The Shadow of Tyburn Tree.
The Gregory Sallust Series
Dennis Wheatley’s bestselling Gregory Sallust series featuring the debonair spy Gregory Sallust, a forerunner to Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Wheatley’s time cooking up wild intrigues and deceptions in the war office to out-smart the Nazis was the perfect preparation for the great spy.
Try The Gregory Sallust Series Starter which includes Contraband, The Scarlet Impostor and Faked Passports.
‘Before there was James Bond, there was Gregory Sallust’ Tina Rosenberg, Salon.com
Dennis Wheatley’s first thriller, The Forbidden Territory, became a bestseller overnight, and since then his books have sold over fifty million copies worldwide. Wheatley’s adventure books in The Julian Day series and The Lost World Series, as well as science fiction and short stories are also available from Bloomsbury Reader. Find all of his books published by Bloomsbury Reader here.