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Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

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Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946), was an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1918, he was the self-styled "prince of storytellers. " He composed more than a hundred novels, mostly of the suspense and international intrigue nature, as well as romances, comedies, ...more
Published 1915 by A.L.Burt Co.
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Mr Grex is typical of the "clubland heroes" style that became popular in the 20's. This was written earlier but is a good example of the genre. It is basically a 2 plot love story. The new love, a rich American in Monte Carlo, falls for an exotic girl who he knows little about. Unbelievable in its naivety but, love conquers all. The main protagonist is a combination of Edward Leithen - Buchan and Bulldog Drummond -Sapper. His problem is with his beautiful wife, one of those ones with a slim andr ...more
This was a very good story of mystery and intrigue. No one would guess that the fate of Europe would be decided between a few men in a spot known only for vacation, especially when each of the men have come only for days off with their family. Hunterleys, an English M. P., is the protagonist. He has come on a mission of diplomacy, to do what he can to salvage England's future by preventing the success of the meeting, and unexpectedly finds his estranged wife there in the company of Mr and Mrs Dr ...more
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Edward Phillips Oppenheim was an English novelist, primarily known for his suspense fiction.

He was born on 22 October 1866 in Leicester, the son of a leather merchant, and after attending Wyggeston Grammar School he worked in his father's business for almost 20 years, beginning there at a young age. He continued working in the business, even though he was a successful novelist, until he was 40 at
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