Note 3
'Many of Dennis Wheatley's readers have written asking what has happened to their old friends the Duc de Richleau, Simon Aron, Rex Van Ryn, Richard Eaton and the Princess Marie Lou since their last adventure was chronicled in 'The Golden Spaniard'.

'A story of strange happenings in the West Indies with the war as only a distant background, was the second choice in a ballot held last year to guide Mr. Wheatley in his future writings.

'Since 1935 Mr. Wheatley has received thousands of letters, coming from all parts of the world, asking him for another occult story to follow 'The Devil Rides Out'.

'The present volume is the answer to all these inquiries and requests.'

Introductory notes on half title of 'Strange Conflict' 1941