This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
|Title:||Crooks in the Sunshine|
|Publisher:||McLelland & Stewart Limited|
|Tags:||fiction, France, mystery|
Crooks Contending on the Cote D'Azur.
In this 1933 collection of short stories, Caroline Loyd, a bright and beautiful young American adventuress, is pitted against the evil and ruthless "Commodore Jasen" the leader of the notorious Lebworthy Gang from Chicago and New York. Caroline and her brother Ned have decamped to the Riviera to find new fields for their upper class crimes. They meet with Jasen, who is fleeing the police of New York and Chicago, with disastrous effects. Caroline becomes the sworn enemy of Jasen's gang, and most of these stories concern her attempts to subvert Jasen's crimes which include land swindles, jewel thieves, blackmail, murder, and stock market manipulation. Set against the economic troubles of the global recession, and the glittering scene of Monte Carlo, Nice, and Cannes. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Oppenheim, E. Phillips
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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