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The Million Pound Deposit

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)

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Title:The Million Pound Deposit
Oppenheim, E. Phillips   
(46 of 80 for author by title)
Miss Brown of X. Y. O.
Michael's Evil Deeds
Published:   1929
Publisher:McLelland & Stewart Limited
Tags:fiction, mystery, suspense

Boothroyds Mills is the sole manufacturer of synthetic silk (rayon) in 1929. The formula for the process is carefully guarded from it's own employees, but is stolen one night by a band of five adventurers who plan to ransom it for 1 million pounds. Two men are killed during the robbery. Plans to ransom the process are put on hold, and the documents are deposited in a London Safe Deposit company.

Lord Dutley is the spoiled son of the founder of Boothroyds whose life has been given over to big game hunting and foreign adventures. While he is in Africa, the young Baron de Brest. a smooth financier, has been moving in on Dutley's company, and his fiancee. The fiancee is Lucille Bessiter whose family are stockbrokers in the city of London.

Meanwhile, the managing director of Boothroyds, Sir Matthew Parkinson, has been forced to sell some of his shares to cover debts. His lovely daughter Grace is the only person who seems concerned about the welfare of the company and its workers. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:192 Info

Author Bio for Oppenheim, E. Phillips

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E. Phillips Oppenheim, in full Edward Phillips Oppenheim (born Oct. 22, 1866, London, Eng.—died Feb. 3, 1946, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, U.K.), internationally popular British author of novels and short stories dealing with international espionage and intrigue.

After leaving school at age 17 to help in his father's leather business, Oppenheim wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Expiation (1887), and subsequent thrillers caught the fancy of a wealthy New York businessman who bought out the leather business at the turn of the century and made Oppenheim a high-salaried director. He was thus freed to devote the major part of his time to writing. The novels, volumes of short stories, and plays that followed, totaling more than 150, were peopled with sophisticated heroes, adventurous spies, and dashing noblemen. Among his well-known works are The Long Arm of Mannister (1910), The Moving Finger (1911), and The Great Impersonation (1920).--Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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