Edgar Wallace was an English novelist, journalist and playwright, who was an enormously popular writer of detective, suspense stories, and practically invented the modern "thriller". “Sanders of the River” was written in 1911 and represents the collection of short stories that are tied together by main protagonist, Sanders. He is a British colonial District Commissioner responsible for keeping the peace along a stretch of river in Nigeria. Written when world powers were vying for colonial honor, “Sanders of the River” presented the Wallace’s attitude concerning The British Empire and the role of Britain in 'civilising' its colonies. If you want to understand the role that imperialism was supposed to play in the world, then this will be an interesting book for you to read.