This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
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In this 1905 romantic suspense novel, a young English tourist accidentally witnesses an odd encounter in Germany. Later, in Paris, he speaks of it in the wrong company. When his sister, who was to meet him, arrives, she finds his luggage at their hotel, but he has disappeared. The French police unhelpful, she naively persists in searching for him, but then she, too, vanishes.
A childhood friend of theirs, in love with her and unable to go himself, asks a friend of his to help. The latter becomes infatuated with her photo, and agrees to go seeking the pair. He finds no clue, but receives warnings on several fronts to stop searching, and finally goes home bewildered. Then the young woman's doppelgänger shows up in his neighborhood under another name.
—Leah A. Zeldes [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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