Author:Edward Phillips Oppenheim

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Edward Phillips Oppenheim
(1866–1946)
English novelist, mostly writing under the pen name of E. Phiilips Oppenheim: in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Quite a few of his works have been adapted for the screen.
Edward Phillips Oppenheim


Works[edit]

(Partial list)

Novels[edit]

  • Expiation (Oppenheim), 1887
  • The Peer and the Woman, 1895
  • A Daughter of the Marionis, 1895
  • False Evidence, 1896
  • A Modern Prometheus, 1896
  • The Mystery of Mr. Bernard Brown, 1896
  • The Wooing of Fortune, 1896
  • The Postmaster of Market Deighton, 1897
  • The Amazing Judgment, 1897
  • Mysterious Mr. Sabin, 1898
  • A Daughter of Astrea, 1898
  • As a Man Lives, 1898
  • Mr. Marx's Secret, 1899
  • The Man and His Kingdom, 1899
  • The World's Great Snare, 1900
  • A Millionaire of Yesterday, 1900
  • The Survivor, 1901
  • Enoch Strone, (aka A Master of Men), 1901
  • A Sleeping Memory, (aka The Great Awakening), 1902
  • The Traitors, 1902
  • A Prince of Sinners, 1903
  • The Yellow Crayon, 1903
  • The Betrayal, 1904
  • Anna the Adventuress, 1904
  • A Maker of History, 1905 [ext scan]
  • The Master Mummer, 1905
  • A Lost Leader, 1906
  • The Tragedy of Andrea, 1906
  • The Malefactor, (aka Mr. Wingrave, Millionaire), 1906
  • Berenice (Oppenheim), 1907
  • The Great Secret (Oppenheim), (aka The Secret), 1908 [ext scan]
  • The Governor, 1908
  • The Distributors, (aka Ghosts of Society), 1908 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Missioner, 1908
  • The Kingdom of Earth, (aka The Black Watcher), 1909 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • Jeanne of the Marshes, 1909
  • The Illustrious Prince, 1910
  • Passers By, 1910 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Lost Ambassador, [aka The Missing Delora], 1910
  • The Golden Web, 1911 (as Anthony Partridge) [ext scan]
  • The Moving Finger (Oppenheim), [aka A Falling Star]. 1911 [ext scan]
  • Havoc, 1911
  • The Court of St. Simon, 1912 (as Anthony Partridge)
  • The Lighted Way, 1912
  • The Tempting of Tavernake, 1912
  • The Mischief Maker, 1913
  • The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton, 1913
  • The Way of These Women, 1914
  • A People's Man, 1914
  • The Vanished Messenger, 1914
  • The Black Box, 1915 [ext scan]
  • The Double Traitor, 1915
  • Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo, 1915
  • The Kingdom of the Blind, 1916
  • The Hillman, 1917
  • The Cinema Murder, aka The Other Romilly. 1917
  • The Pawns Count, 1918 [ext scan]
  • The Zeppelin's Passenger, (aka Mr. Lessingham Goes Home), 1918
  • The Wicked Marquis, 1919
  • The Box with Broken Seals, (aka The Strange Case of Mr. Jocelyn Thew), 1919
  • The Curious Quest, (aka The Amazing Quest of Mr. Ernest Bliss), 1919
  • The Devil's Paw, 1920
  • The Profiteers, 1921
  • Jacob's Ladder, 1921 [ext scan]
  • Nobody's Man, 1921 [ext scan]
  • The Evil Shepherd, 1922
  • The Great Prince Shan, 1922
  • The Mystery Road, 1923
  • The Wrath to Come, 1924
  • The Passionate Quest, 1924
  • Stolen Idols, 1925
  • Gabriel Samara, Peacemaker, 1925
  • The Golden Beast, 1926
  • Prodigals of Monte Carlo, 1926
  • Harvey Garrard's Crime, 1926
  • The Interloper [aka The Ex-Duke], 1927
  • Miss Brown of X. Y. O, 1927
  • The Light Beyond, 1928
  • The Fortunate Wayfarer, 1928
  • Matorni's Vineyard, 1928
  • The Treasure House of Martin Hews, 1929
  • The Glenlitten Murder,1929
  • The Million Pound Deposit, 1930
  • The Lion and the Lamb, 1930
  • Gangster's Glory [aka Inspector Dickens Retires], 1931
  • Up the Ladder of Gold, 1931
  • Simple Peter Cradd, 1931
  • The Man from Sing Sing [aka Moran Chambers Smiled], 1932
  • The Ostrekoff Jewels, 1932
  • Murder at Monte Carlo, 1933
  • Jeremiah and the Princess, 1933
  • The Gallows of Chance, 1934
  • The Man without Nerves [aka The Bank Manager], 1934
  • The Stranger Boarders of Palace Crescent, 1934
  • The Spy Paramount, 1934
  • The Battle of Basinghall Street, 1935


Short story collections[edit]

Of these 37 collections of short stories, 26 of which have been issued in book form in the United States, most of the volumes are series with sustained interest in which one group of characters appear throughout the various stories.

  • The Long Arm of Mannister, [aka The Long Arm], 1908
  • Peter Ruff and the Double-Four, [aka The Double Four], 1912
  • For the Queen, 1912
  • Those Other Days, 1912
  • Mr. Laxworthy's Adventures, 1913
  • The Amazing Partnership, 1914
  • Mysteries of the Riviera, 1916
  • Aaron Rodd, Diviner, 1920
  • Ambrose Lavendale, Diplomat, 1920
  • Hon. Algernon Knox, Detective, 1920
  • The Seven Conundrums, 1923
  • Michael's Evil Deeds, 1923
  • The Inevitable Millionaires, 1923
  • The Terrible Hobby of Sir Joseph Londe, 1924
  • The Adventures of Mr. Joseph P. Gray, 1925
  • The Little Gentleman from Okehampstead, 1926
  • The Channay Syndicate, 1927
  • Mr. Billingham, the Marquis and Madelon, 1927
  • Madame and Her Twelve Virgins, 1927
  • Nicholas Goade, Detective, 1927
  • The Exploits of Pudgy Pete, 1928
  • Chronicles of Melhampton, 1928
  • The Human Chase, 1929
  • Jennerton & Co, 1929
  • What Happened to Forester, 1929
  • Slane's Long Shots, 1930
  • Sinners Beware, 1931
  • Crooks in the Sunshine, 1932
  • The Ex-Detective, 1933
  • General Besserley's Puzzle Box, 1935

Film adaptations[edit]

  • The Black Box (serial), 1915
  • The Golden Web, 1926


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1946, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.