The Black Abbot
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AuthorEdgar Wallace
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
Publication date
Media typePrint

The Black Abbot is a crime novel by the British writer Edgar Wallace which was first published in 1926[1] about the ghost of an abbot haunting the grounds of an old abbey and protecting a lost treasure.

The following year Wallace turned the story into a play The Terror which itself had several film adaptations.

Film adaptation

It was adapted in 1963 by the German studio Rialto Film as The Black Abbot as part of a long-running series of Wallace adaptations made by the company.[2]


  1. ^ Kabatchnik, Amnon (2012). Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery and Detection. Scarecrow Press. p. 166. ISBN 9780810883550.
  2. ^ Goble p.486