About the Author
Edward Phillips Oppenheim (October 22, 1866-February 3, 1946) was born in London, the son of a leather merchant. He was a successful novelist, with more than 150 novels published. Most of these were in the suspense and international intrigue genres, though he also wrote romances and comedies. He is credited with writing the first modern spy novels. His most famous work is The Great Impersonation which was three times made into a film. During World War I he worked in the Ministry of Information. He died at his home on the isle of Guernsey.
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