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I read this book at random a while back and ended up reading every single Edgar Wallace book I could get my hands on! Twice!

I was fairly amazed at the ending. Never saw that coming!
04/07/2012
Great story that kept me going till the end. I will read more from Fergus Hume.
02/03/2012
Extremely wordy romance with a backdrop of murder and suspicion.

I skipped whole swaths of this story, which has way way too much description and narration of emotional inner state for my tastes.

Can't recommend it. His other stuff is much better.
04/21/2011
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Not bad. German agents in London pursue a stolen letter. I liked the hero and the heroine.
04/21/2011
Magic beans from the East give disreputable real estate agents an uncompromising devotion to truth, beauty, and dressing properly.

Different from Oppenheim's other books, in that it doesn't seem to be a thriller.
04/11/2011
A series of short stories about Gentleman Criminal and Master of Disguise Peter Ruff.

In Part 1, Ruff devotes himself to embarrassing a police detective who caused him some problems and stole his woman.

Part 2 turns from crime to politics and international intrigue as Peter joins a secret society to battle the wily German spy, Bernadine.

Light hearted with a bit of romance along with the action and fancy pants English dialogue. Worth reading.
04/07/2011
This was really good! At first, I thot it would be dumb, but the story really sucked me in, and now, I am working my way thru the rest of Oppenheim's 'thrillers'.

Fans of Edgar Wallace might enjoy this and others by the same author.
04/05/2011
Claire Duffy - Snarky Protagonists, Dark Facts Blended With Fiction, and Suspenseful Crime-solving
FEATURED AUTHOR - Claire Duffy was a screenwriter for over a decade until she caught herself cycling past a production company and giving it the finger. She decided she didn't like the person the film industry was turning her into. Duffy quit, took a temporary job at a daycare in Stockholm, and wrote her first novel while her class of one-year-olds took their afternoon nap. Through blogging that story in daily chapters, she discovered indie publishing and never looked back.