Wallace Nichols - Bibliography of Sollus, the Slave Detective

I can find very little about Wallace Nichols. He was born Wallace Bertram Nichols in 1888 in Birmingham. He spoke five languages including Latin, Babylonian and Egyptian. He was an acknowledged acquaintance of many famous people including Churchill, Edward Elgar, T E Lawrence and Dylan Thomas.

In a letter to Pamela Hansford Johnson, dated 6 August 1937, Dylan Thomas wrote:

Last week, a man called Mulk Raj Anand made a big curry for everybody about. The first course was beans, little ones. I ate two and couldn’t speak. A little man called Wallace B. Nichols, who has made small fortune out of writing epic poems on people like Cromwell and Nelson and Mrs Elsie Guddy, took a whole mouthful and was assisted out. He writes for the Cornhill. After the main dish, which was so unbelievably hot that everyone, except the Indian, was crying like Shirley Temple, a woman, Mrs Henderson, looked down onto her plate and saw, lying at one corner of it, a curious rubbery thing that looked like a red, discarded French letter. In interest, she picked it up and found it was the entire skin from her tongue.

(Collected Letters, p. 296)

Apart from the 60 stories of Sollus, the slave detective, he wrote several historical novels including Simon Magus and King Perkin's Knight. He moved to a country house near Penzance for health reasons in 1934 and converted an Elizabethan wing of the property into a writing den. It was from here that most of his works were produced and where Sollus was planned and penned.

Bibliography of Sollus, the Slave Detective

The Case of the Empress's Jewels, London Mystery Magazine, April 1950, 3
The Treasury Thefts, London Mystery Magazine, June 1950, 4
The Case of the Garden God, London Mystery Magazine, August 1950, 5, London Mystery Anthology
The Case of the Murdered Senator, London Mystery Magazine, October 1950, 6
The Hidden Snake
, London Mystery Magazine, December 1950, 7
The Case of the Frightened Poet, London Mystery Magazine, February 1951, 8
The Case of the Senate's Gift, London Mystery Magazine, April 1951, 9
The Case of the Etruscan Pin, London Mystery Magazine, August 1951, 11
The Case of the Buried Chains, London Mystery Magazine, March 1952, 12
The Festival of Cybele, London Mystery Magazine, June 1952, 13
The Case of the Poisoned Shaving-Oil, London Mystery Magazine, March 1953, 16
The Case of the Honey Cake, London Mystery Magazine, June 1955, 25
The Case of the Parthian Arrow, London Mystery Magazine, September 1955, 26
The Case of the Missing Slave Girl, London Mystery Magazine, December 1955, 27
The Case of the Drugged Wine, London Mystery Magazine, March 1956, 28
The Case of the Greek Play, London Mystery Magazine, September 1956, 30
The Case of the Hidden Tablet, London Mystery Magazine, December 1956, 31
The Case of the Wasted Lesson, London Mystery Magazine, June 1957, 33
The Case of the Yellow-Haired Spy, London Mystery Magazine, September 1957, 34
The Case of the Two Soothsayers, London Mystery Magazine, December 1957, 35
The Case of the Chariot Wheel, London Mystery Magazine, March 1958, 36
The Case of the Lion's Claws, London Mystery Magazine, June 1958, 37
The Case of the Golden God, London Mystery Magazine, September 1958, 38
The Case of the Murdered Babies, London Mystery Magazine, December 1958, 39
The Case of the Senator's Farm, London Mystery Magazine, March 1959, 40
The Case of the Missing Head, London Mystery Magazine, April 1959, 41
The Case of Corbulo's Trial, London Mystery Magazine, September 1959, 42
The Case of Chrysis, London Mystery Magazine, December 1959, 43
The Case of Justice Served, London Mystery Magazine, March 1960, 44
The Case of the Fearful Perfume, London Mystery Magazine, June 1960, 45
The Case of the Beheadings, London Mystery Magazine, September 1960, 46
The Case of the Burnt Villa, London Mystery Magazine, December 1960, 47
The Case in the Camp, London Mystery Magazine, March 1961, 48
The Case of the Missing Baby, London Mystery Magazine, May 1961, 49
The Case of the Persian Ring, London Mystery Magazine, September 1961, 50
The Case of the Roman Banquet, London Mystery Magazine, November 1961, 51
The Case of the Bank Theft, London Mystery Magazine, March 1962, 52
The Case of the Unfinished Villa, London Mystery Magazine, June 1962, 53
The Case of the First Cup, London Mystery Magazine, September 1962, 54
The Case of Cotta's Jewels, London Mystery Magazine, December 1962, 55
The Case of the Pleader's Notes, London Mystery Magazine, March 1963, 56
The Case of the Roman General, London Mystery Magazine, June 1963, 57
The Case of the Goldsmith's Daughter, London Mystery Magazine, September 1963, 58
The Case of the Bearded Man, London Mystery Magazine, December 1963, 59
The Case of the Courtyard Games, London Mystery Magazine, March 1964, 60
The Case of No Conclusion, London Mystery Magazine, June 1964, 61
The Case of the Two Horses, London Mystery Magazine, September 1964, 62
The Case of the Haunted Farm, London Mystery Magazine, December 1964, 63
The Case of the Nest of Evil, London Mystery Magazine, March 1965, 64
The Case of the Pharaoh's Eye, London Mystery Magazine, June 1965, 65
The Case of Hanno's Oasis, London Mystery Magazine, September 1965, 66
The Case of the Legion's Pay-Chest, London Mystery Magazine, December 1965, 67
The Case of the Senator's Folly, London Mystery Magazine, March 1966, 68
The Case of the Servile Gang, London Mystery Magazine, June 1966, 69
The Case of the Last Skin, London Mystery Magazine, September 1966, 70
The Case of the Missing Corcyran, London Mystery Magazine, December 1966, 71
The Case of His Own Abduction, London Mystery Magazine, February 1967, 72
The Case of the Talisman, London Mystery Magazine, May 1967, 73
The Case of the Sacred Horn, London Mystery Magazine, September 1967, 74
The Great Tin Mine Case, London Mystery Magazine, December 1967, 75