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E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866–1946)

Author of The Great Impersonation

276+ Works 3,148 Members 59 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

A best-selling British author, E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) published over 150 books and countless magazine stories between 1884 and 1946
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Works by E. Phillips Oppenheim

The Great Impersonation (1920) 321 copies
The Evil Shepherd (1922) 57 copies
The Double Traitor (1915) 56 copies
The Cinema Murder (1917) 49 copies
The Zeppelin's Passenger (1918) 48 copies
The Malefactor (1906) 47 copies
The Wicked Marquis (1919) 46 copies
A Prince of Sinners (1903) 45 copies
The Spy Paramount (1939) 44 copies
Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo (1915) 41 copies
The Amazing Adventure [1936 film] (1936) — Author — 41 copies
The Vanished Messenger (1914) 40 copies
The Curious Quest (1919) 40 copies
The Great Secret (2005) 38 copies
The Kingdom of the Blind (1916) 37 copies
The Devil's Paw (1920) 34 copies
The Great Prince Shan (1922) 34 copies
The Golden Beast (1926) 33 copies
An Amiable Charlatan (1916) 30 copies
The Avenger (1908) 28 copies
The man from Sing Sing (1932) 27 copies
The Box with Broken Seals (1919) 27 copies
Anna The Adventuress (1904) 26 copies
Mysterious Mr. Sabin (1899) 26 copies
The Yellow Crayon (1903) 26 copies
Envoy Extraordinary (1937) 25 copies
Matorni's Vineyard (1928) 24 copies
The Lion and the Lamb (1930) 24 copies
The Betrayal (1904) 24 copies
The Lighted Way (1912) 23 copies
Sir Adam Disappeared (1939) 23 copies
The Traitors (1920) 23 copies
The Inevitable Millionaires (1925) 22 copies
Murder at Monte Carlo (1933) 22 copies
The Million Pound Deposit (1929) 22 copies
Havoc (1911) 22 copies
The Master Mummer (1905) 21 copies
A Lost Leader (1906) 21 copies
The Gallows of Chance (1934) 21 copies
Prodigals of Monte Carlo (1926) 21 copies
Jacob's Ladder (2011) 20 copies
Nobody's Man (1921) 20 copies
Harvey Garrard's Crime (1926) 19 copies
Ask Miss Mott (1935) 19 copies
A Millionaire of Yesterday (1900) 19 copies
Up the Ladder of Gold (1676) 19 copies
Mr. Marx's Secret (2012) 19 copies
The Missioner (1907) 19 copies
The Profiteers (2006) 19 copies
A Maker of History (2010) 19 copies
The Man Without Nerves (1934) 19 copies
The Black Box (2008) 19 copies
Last Train Out (1940) 18 copies
Jeanne of the Marshes (1908) 18 copies
Michael's Evil Deeds (1923) 18 copies
The Grassleyes Mystery (1940) 18 copies
The Glenlitten murder (2017) 18 copies
The Dumb Gods Speak (1937) 18 copies
The Wrath to Come (1924) 17 copies
The New Tenant (1896) 17 copies
The Mischief Maker (1913) 17 copies
The Illustrious Prince (1894) 17 copies
The Way of These Women (1915) 17 copies
The Governors (1911) 17 copies
The Ex-Duke (1927) 17 copies
The Pawns Count (1899) 16 copies
The Yellow House (1908) 16 copies
The Hillman (1917) 16 copies
The Light Beyond (1928) 16 copies
Stolen Idols (1925) 16 copies
The Ostrekoff Jewels (1932) 16 copies
The Spymaster (1940) 16 copies
The Ex-Detective (1977) 15 copies
A People's Man (1914) 15 copies
A Monk of Cruta (2008) 15 copies
The Passionate Quest (1924) 15 copies
The Moving Finger (2011) 15 copies
Simple Peter Cradd (1931) 15 copies
The Magnificent Hoax (1936) 15 copies
The Tempting of Tavernake (1913) 14 copies
The Strangers' Gate (1939) 14 copies
The Survivor (2007) 14 copies
Floating Peril (1936) 14 copies
The Colossus of Arcadia (1938) 14 copies
Exit a Dictator (1939) 13 copies
The Mystery Road (1923) 13 copies
The Seven Conundrums (1977) 13 copies
Miss Brown of X.Y.O. (1927) 12 copies
The Mayor on Horseback (1937) 12 copies
To Win the Love He Sought (2009) 12 copies
Advice Ltd. (1936) 11 copies
The Long Arm of Mannister (1908) 11 copies
Nicholas Goade, detective (1929) 11 copies
Berenice (1911) 11 copies
Crooks in the Sunshine (1932) 11 copies
Gabriel Samara Peacemaker (1925) 11 copies
The Man and His Kingdom (1917) 10 copies
The Golden Web (1911) 10 copies
The World's Great Snare (2012) 9 copies
A Daughter of Astrea (2016) 9 copies
The Shy Plutocrat (1941) 9 copies
The Kingdom of Earth (2015) 8 copies
What Happened to Forester (1929) 8 copies
Gangster's Glory (1900) 8 copies
Slane's Long Shots (2018) 8 copies
The Peer and the Woman (1892) 8 copies
The Channay Syndicate (1927) 8 copies
The Amazing Judgment (2010) 8 copies
Passers By (2015) 7 copies
The Fortunate Wayfarer (1928) 7 copies
Aaron Rodd, Diviner (2017) 7 copies
False Evidence (2012) 7 copies
Mysteries of the Riviera (1926) 7 copies
Sinners Beware (1932) 6 copies
Ghosts of Society (2015) 6 copies
Expiation (2015) 6 copies
The pool of memory, (1942) 6 copies
Mr. Mirakel (1943) 6 copies
The Amazing Partnership (1914) 6 copies
A Modern Prometheus (1897) 5 copies
For the Queen (2011) 5 copies
Chronicles of Melhampton (1928) 5 copies
The Milan grill room (2018) 5 copies
Enoch Strone (2017) 4 copies
The Court of St Simon (2015) 4 copies
Jennerton and Co. (2014) 3 copies
Master of Men (2012) 3 copies
A sleeping memory (2011) 3 copies
Those Other Days (2018) 2 copies
The Cafe of Terror (2010) 2 copies
AGENTE Z33 1 copy
Gullfuglen 1 copy
Peter Ruff (2018) 1 copy
The Human Chase (2018) 1 copy
The Tragedy of a Week (2018) 1 copy
With a Dash 1 copy
Madame 1 copy

Associated Works

The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Contributor — 352 copies
More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Cosmopolitan Crimes (1971) — Contributor — 172 copies
Continental Crimes (2017) — Contributor — 96 copies
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contributor — 79 copies
Great Spy Stories From Fiction (1969) — Contributor, some editions — 75 copies
Five Spy Novels (1962) — Contributor — 55 copies
The Great Book of Thrillers (1935) — Contributor — 27 copies
A Century of Detective Stories (1935) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Second Century of Detective Stories (1938) — Contributor — 12 copies
My Best Detective Story (1931) — Contributor — 9 copies
Mysterious, Menacing and Macabre (1981) — Contributor — 8 copies
The Best Detective Stories of the Year: 1928 (1929) — Contributor — 7 copies
My Best Thriller (1947) — Contributor — 5 copies
Best Detective Stories, Second Series — Contributor — 4 copies

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A cute mystery. There are a lot of quirky people. A bit slow at times. David and Jane quickly fall in love. I liked the twist at the end.
 
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nx74defiant | 1 other review | Oct 13, 2023 |
Decent Golden Age mystery but not as compelling as Oppenheim's The Great Impersonation. I found the protagonist a bit dense at times but believable.

Also I was annoyed by the fact that this Kindle edition had transcription errors - not a huge number but still a noticeable amount.
 
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leslie.98 | 1 other review | Jun 27, 2023 |
Pleasing story of bored millionaire Grant trying to win a bet by having to work for a living, which he does as a stove salesman, where he meets lovely but pessimistic Mary Brian. Unlike some of his comedy roles, Grant here is not so cynical and cutting in his treatment of others. Not really any laughs here, and there is a fight scene that goes on too long, but nice, nevertheless.
½
 
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datrappert | Mar 15, 2023 |
Really didn't think I was enjoying it that much until near the end when the main character's motivation becomes clear. Until then, she just seemed odd, and cold, really.
Wilhelmina is the mistress of an estate and has a whole town full of people that depend on her and take her word as law. When Victor Macheson, a young man chock full of ideals and theories about how to make the world a better place, petitions her for the use of a barn where he can speak on these subjects, she refuses. Her people are moral, they are prosperous, they are satisfied. Why do they need to be preached to? So she argues.
But Macheson will not take rejection so easily. He hangs around the area longer than Wilhelmina wants him to; in fact, just long enough for her to develop a new kind of fascination with him. But why is she so incomprehensible, so affectionate and then so distant? And will Macheson's ideals and high thinking stand the test of such treatment by her?
Like I said, I was on the fence about the whole thing until right near the end, where the pieces fell into place.
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