This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
|Title:||Advice Limited: A Series of Stories|
|Tags:||fiction, short stories|
Not a novel but a series of episodes built around the Baroness Clara Linz, beautiful widow, who has founded a business, Advice Limited, in which she works closely with Scotland Yard. A romance with a young Spaniard serves as connecting link throughout. The episodes:-- theft of a load of gold bars, a succession of broken engagements, the changeling baby, a death on the golf course, the theft of some dress designs, etc, etc. Oppenheim does this sort of thing extremely well.--KIRKUS REVIEW. [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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