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The Avenger

E. Phillips Oppenheim

Book Overview: 

A murder mystery set in early 20th century England and France involving revenge, greed, mysterious people, romance and more. Summary to be expanded and completed during and at the completion of the book by the Reader

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .struck him as being vaguely familiar; what had he heard lately of Madame de Melbain? It was associated somehow in his mind with a recent event. It lingered in his memory for days afterwards.

Louise and the Baroness left the room in silence. In the cloak-room the latter watched her friend curiously as she arranged her wrap.

"So that is Mr. Wrayson," she remarked.

"Yes!" Louise answered deliberately. "I wish that you had let him go!"

The Baroness laughed softly.

"My dear child," she protested, "why? He seems to me quite a personable young man, and he may be useful! Who can tell?"

Louise shrugged her shoulders. She stood waiting while the Baroness made somewhat extensive use of her powder-puff.

"You forget," she said quietly, "that I am already in Mr. Wrayson's debt pretty heavily."

The Baroness looked quickly around. She considered her young friend a little indiscreet.

"I find you amusing, m. . . Read More

Community Reviews

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

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 t

I came across an old copy of this book in an antique shop, but it was called conspirators rather then the Avenger - I just thought that was interesting to note. It was a very entertaining and easy read full of mystery. Most of the characters were intriguing and complex, my only grievance is that the

Entertaining but convoluted, not to say far-fetched. Indeed, after one of the characters was revealed to be the Queen of Mexonia in disguise, I had a hard time taking it seriously. If Mexonia isn't a Marx Brothers-worthy fake country name I don't know what is. But once I stopped giggling I was able

Loved the plot and characters. Not the usual what with actual integrity and good morals . Well read by Tom Weiss. - Recommended.

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