Edgar Wallace’s thrillers are true international bestsellers. First published in The Strand Magazine, in 1921, then as a book, the same year, by Hodder & Stoughton, The Law of the Four Just Men is the fourth novel in this Edwardian Crime series, started in 1905, and dedicated to the adventures of Edgar Wallace’s international cast of eccentric, youngish, killing vigilantes, the “Four Just Men”. It was hugely popular and went on to become a bestseller in America (Doubleday, Doran, Crime Club). The stories were illustrated, for the Strand Magazine by Belgian visual artist Emile Antoine Verpilleux (1888-1964). Among others, the artist also illustrated a short story by Conan Doyle for the same publication (1922).