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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Expiation (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Monk of Cruta (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Win the Love He Sought / A Daughter of the Marionis (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peer and the Woman (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Great Snare (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Modern Prometheus (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of Mr. Bernard Brown (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wooing of Fortune (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Evidence (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Postmaster of Market Deighton (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Mr. Sabin (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daughter of Astrea (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
As a Man Lives (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Marx's Secret (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man and His Kingdom (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Millionaire of Yesterday (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enoch Strone / The Great Awakening (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Survivor (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sleeping Memory (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prince of Sinners (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yellow Crayon (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitors (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Betrayal (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master Mummer (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anna the Adventuress (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Maker of History (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Malefactor / Mr. Wingrave, Millionaire (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Secret (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tragedy of Andrea (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lost Leader (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Avenger / The Conspirators (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berenice (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Governors (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Secret / The Secret (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missioner (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Distributors / Ghosts of Society (As: Anthony Partridge) (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeanne of the Marshes (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom of Earth / The Black Watcher (As: Anthony Partridge) (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Illustrious Prince (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Ambassador (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passers-By (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Havoc (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moving Finger / The Falling Star (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tempting of Tavernake (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Court of St. Simon (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lighted Way (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter Ruff and the Double Four / The Double Four (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mischief-Maker (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
A People's Man (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanished Messenger (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of These Women (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Box (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Traitor (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom of the Blind (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cinema Murder / The Other Romilly (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hillman (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pawn's Count (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Zeppelin's Passenger / Mr. Lessingham Goes Home (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Box with Broken Seals / The Strange Case of Mr. Jocelyn Thew (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curious Quest / The Amazing Quest of Mister Ernest Bliss (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Marquis (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Paw (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Impersonation (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody's Man (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Profiteers (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jacob's Ladder (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evil Shepherd (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Prince Shan (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Road (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Passionate Quest (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrath to Come (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel Samara Peacemaker (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stolen Idols (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Beast (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prodigals of Monte Carlo (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harvey Garrard's Crime (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Interloper / Ex-Duke (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Brown of X.Y.O. (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Light Beyond (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matorni's Vineyard (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure House of Martin Hews (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glenlitten Murder (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion and the Lamb (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Million Pound Deposit (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simple Peter Cradd (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up the Ladder of Gold (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Sing Sing / Moran Chambers Smiled (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ostrekoff Jewels (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Monte Carlo (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeremiah and the Princess (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gallows of Chance (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Without Nerves / The Bank Manager (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Paramount (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Floating Peril / The Bird of Paradise (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of Basinghall Street (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magnificent Hoax / Judy of Bunter's Buildings (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mayor on Horseback (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Envoy Extraordinary (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dumb Gods Speak (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spymaster (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colossus of Arcadia (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Adam Disappeared (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exit a Dictator (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Still I Cheat the Gallows (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strangers' Gate (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Train Out (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grassleyes Mystery (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Changed His Plea (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shy Plutocrat (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Mirakel (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Long Arm of Mannister / The Long Arm (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Other Days (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Queen (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amazing Judgment / Mr. Laxworthy's Adventures (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amazing Partnership (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Amiable Charlatan / The Game of Liberty (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysteries of the Riviera (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jennerton & Co. (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ambrose Lavendale, Diplomat (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honorable Algernon Knox, Detective (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aaron Rodd, Diviner (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michael's Evil Deeds (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Conundrums (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inevitable Millionaires (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Terrible Hobby of Sir Joseph Londe (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Mr. Joseph P. Gray (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Gentleman from Okehampstead (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Billingham, the Marquis, and Madelon (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Channay Syndicate (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madame and Her Twelve Virgins (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exploits of Pudgy Pete (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicles of Melhampton (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nicholas Goade, Detective (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Happened to Forester (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Chase (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slane's Long Shots (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gangster's Glory / Inspector Dickens Retires (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sinners Beware (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crooks in the Sunshine (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ex-Detective (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Advice Limited (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
General Besserley\'s Puzzle Box (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Miss Mott (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curious Happenings to the Rooke Legatees (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pulpit in the Grill Room (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
General Besserley's Second Puzzle Box (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Milan Grill Room (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets & Sovereigns (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Works (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts & Gamblers (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Pool of Memory (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of High Eldersham / The Mystery of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Crofts) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corpse in the Waxworks / The Waxworks Murder (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Crofts) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Mr. Badman (By: William Fryer Harvey) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Paramount (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Crofts) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in the Tunnel / Dark in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Crofts) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert) (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By: Margot Bennett) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards,Richard Marsh) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resorting to Murder (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Nights (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Manor (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in Eden (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Snow (By: Martin Edwards,Fergus Hume) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Bodies (By: Martin Edwards,Palle Rosenkrantz) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Arm of the Law (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miraculous Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Continental Crimes (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Tracks (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure of Malice (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Author (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

As Far as They Had Got(1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmopolitan Crimes : Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 12(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

E. Phillips Oppenheim is a British mystery, thriller and romance author from London who is best known for “The Great Impersonation” a watershed novel in the thriller genre. Oppenheimer was born in London in 1866 to a leather merchant named Edward Oppenheimer and his wife Henrietta Budd Oppenheimer. He went to the Wyggeston Grammar School in Leicester and spent a lot of time helping out in his father’s leather business as a child. He would quit school as a sixteen-year-old and spent more than two decades running the business alongside his father. Upon the death of his father, Philips began to concentrate more on his writing than on the business. He wrote his first novel in 1887 titled “Expiation” that went on to become a critically acclaimed title. The success of the first novel was a great confidence booster as he published several other successful works including “Monk of Cruta” in 1894, “Mysterious Mr. Sabin” in 1898 and “The Illustrious Prince” in 1910 among many others. While he penned some of his earlier novels under Anthony Partridge his pseudonym, he became better known in his real name for writing many popular novels and short stories that he sometimes illustrated. His novels are known to include intrigue, international espionage and everyday parables. You get everything from high born men in their charming Rogue tradition, spies that are up to the challenge and sophisticated gastronomes as heroes.

Since he started out as a businessman, Oppenheimer traveled a lot on the content and in England, In fact, it was in the United States that he met Elsie Clara Hopkins that would become his wife. The two made their home in Leicester and had one child from the marriage despite many allegations of infidelity about Oppenheimer. In 1905, the family moved to the more rural Norfolk country to the small town of Sheringham. Country life agreed with Oppenheimer as it ushered in a period of prolific writing in which he wrote more than seventy titles having already written thirty prior to the move. When World War I broke out in 1914, he was offered a job in the Ministry of Information. He was to travel to the front alongside journalists to chronicle the war. While he came back to Norfolk after the war, the memories of Cote d’Azur had left an indelible mark on the author. Since he was making so much in book sales he decided to move to France. Selling his home in Norfolk, he moved the family to Cagnes-sur-Mer, a small town between Nice and Cannes. In France, he continued penning novels and short stories that he would then sell to US magazine publishers prior to releasing them in bookstores. His extraordinary success saw him featured on the 1927 September 12 issue of TIME magazine. He also spent a lot of time gambling, playing golf and sailing Echo I which had become one of his favorite activities.

To avoid the high death taxes in France, he decided to sell his house in 1934 and moved to Le Vauquiedor in the Channel Islands. Philips then spent much of his time between the Channel Islands and the French Riviera. In 1938, he decided that he had enough money for another home on the Riviera in the small town of Grasse. When France fell to the Nazis, they were trapped for a time but eventually managed to escape to Portugal and Spain before they made their way back to England in 1941. By 1945, Oppenheimer was ailing though he managed to go back to the Channel Islands and reclaim his house despite the many complications. He was still writing and during this time his most notable work was “Extraordinary,” that was published in 1937 and an autobiography in 1941 titled “The Pool of Memory.” After several years of struggling with a prostate condition, he died in 1946 in the Channel Islands.

E Phillips Oppenheim debut novel “Expiation” opens to a remote scene in the Canadian wilderness. Two men have been exiled from their society and are now living in a cabin. One had stumbled upon a newspaper that says that they could return home since there was evidence to exonerate them. They had run away when they had been accused of killing a man who it has been established was murdered by another. The man who finds the paper wastes no time as he leaves in the night to go back home. In England, Godfrey and Eva who are the twin children of Harold Mornington have been under the care of their relatives right from the time they were six months old when their last remaining parent fled town. Their father is now back home after two decades in exile. How will they accept the father they never knew and how will he relate to them? The novel comes with a lot of plot twists, crime, unscrupulous behavior, longing, love and a lot of characters that make for a great introduction to the themes of the author’s collections and novels.

“A Monk of Cruta” is a great novel by Oppenheimer that is somewhat different from his later works given its tragic plot and significantly darker themes. The novel is classified as a sensation/gothic novel with its fire and brimstone, sinister monks, storms and a seductive private dancer. The novel tells the story of a rich Briton that fell in love with the daughter of a high born Italian from the Island of Cruta in the Mediterranean. The very dark influence of the Catholic Church and their child come together and conspire to defeat both happiness and love. The novel is set in Regency salons in England, where the very best of culture is showcased, particularly through the interactions between the lead Andrea and a sexy dancer.

“A Daughter of the Marionis” by E Phillips Oppenheim introduces a wealthy and carefree lord St. Maurice of Palermo. He thinks he needs nothing in his life until he sees Adrienne Cartuccio an Italian singer one evening with whom he instantly falls in love and plans to meet and seduce. He is going to face some major competition given that Count Leonardo di Marioni her cousin has loved her and wanted her for years though she has always rejected him. Marioni has put in place a plan to kidnap her as he believes that with time she will come to love him. St. Maurice learns of the plot and foils it and now the Count wants to resolve the dispute with the young Englishman in a duel. Unwilling to lose the man she loves Andrienne reports Marioni to the authorities and gets him arrested and thrown in prison. Twenty-five years later Marioni is released from prison and is back looking for revenge.

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