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The Mystery Road

E. Phillips Oppenheim

"At the sound of their voices, Myrtile turned her head, and, at the things which they saw in her face, there was no longer any thought of frivolous conversation on the part of the two young men. They stood for a moment, indeed, speechless, Christopher spellbound, Gerald, of quicker sensibility, carried for a moment into the world from which she seemed to have fallen. Then his old habits asserted themselves. She was as beautiful as an angel, but her feet were on the ground, and she was obviously in distress."

Prolific author E. Phillips Oppenheim published The Mystery Road in 1923. It opens on the road to Monte Carlo where British friends Christopher Bent and Gerald Dombey rescue a peasant girl and begin a complicated romantic intrigue that soon involves international intrigue as well.

Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) was an English novelist of some 116 novels concentrating on suspense, international intrigue, romance, and more. He also wrote 39 volumes of short stories. “He is generally regarded as the earliest writer of spy fiction as we know it today, and invented the ‘Rogue Male’ school of adventure thrillers that was later exploited by John Buchan and Geoffrey Household.” –

Book publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Book copyright: 1923
Book edition: Published May, 1923
Pages: 297
Size: 5″ x 7-1/2″
Dust jacket: No
Illustrations: Frontispiece
Back matter: book list
Digital edition © 2017 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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