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The Avenger

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"Ah! but am I?" the young man exclaimed fiercely.

"That's what I want to know. Look here! I've been through every letter and every scrap of paper I can find, I've been to the bank and to his few pals, and strike me dead if I can find where that five hundred pounds came from every three months! It was in gold always; he must have gone and changed it somewhere -five hundred
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Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Murder, Romance and Royal Intrigue in Edwardian London

Mr Herbert Wrayson, 32 years old, a "clubable" bachelor, witnesses the murder of his detestable upstairs neighbor: Mr Morris Barnes. In the middle of the night, he surprises the lovely Louise rifling through the papers on his desk. Unbeknownst to him, she is the estranged daughter his friend, the affable Colonel Fitzmaurice, a kindly soul who lives to help others. Because Wrayson is a witness, several other members of his club become obsesse
Phil Clymer
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent work, on a par with Oppenheim's other books. It is a romance and murder mystery with a twist I never saw coming.
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Mary Schildman
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Old fashion mystery

Historical romance and mystery and the language of the era makes this book worthwhile. Really good characters and good ending. One of the books I will re-read over and over
I recently ordered an early edition of this book from Amazon and couldn't wait to read it. The ending was a surprise! Actually, the hint is in the title, but I hardly expected the culprit to be the one it turned out to be. Great mystery!
Apr 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Well-written and promising start, but after about 2/3 of the book the story gets a bit slow. After having read The Cinema Murder by Oppenheim, this one was a bit disappointing, but it is by no means a bad book.
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this book very much...continued reading it even when I had other stuff I was supposed to be doing.
Vimal Thiagarajan
An Ok-ish read which started promisingly, but then started meandering aimlessly and laboured to a predictable ending.I think I picked the wrong book to get a glimpse of Oppenheim.
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Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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An unusual murder occurs an Wrayson ends up in the midst of the investigation... What is Louise hiding, what does she know? And who on earth could have committed such a crime, and why?
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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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