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The Avenger

The Avenger by Edward Phillips Oppenheim
By: (1866-1946)

Herbert Wrayson, a bachelor returns to his flat one night to find a young lady rifling his desk. He questions her and finds she thought she was in the apartment of his neighbor, Morris Barnes, who lives above him. While he is on the telephone, she quietly slips out of his flat and heads to Barnes’ abode. A few hours later, she is once again at his door – this time looking scared and faint. She asks Wrayson to escort her downstairs as the hallway is unlit. As they emerge, a hansom sits at the doorway with Morris Barnes in it. But, they discover that Barnes has been strangled. Wrayson soon learns that the young lady is the estranged older daughter of a club acquaintance, retired Colonel Fitzmaurice. He also discovers that he has fallen in love with her. The big question however, has he fallen for a murderess? How can he discover the truth? In typical Oppenheim style, this “whodunit” weaves a tangled web and one must wait until the end to discover the surprising truth.

First Page:

[Illustration: frontispiece]

THE AVENGER

BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM

Author of

"The Master Mummer," "A Maker of History," "The Malefactor," "The Lost Leader," "The Great Secret," Etc.

Illustrated by

ALEC BALL

1908

CONTENTS

I. A MYSTERIOUS VISITOR

II. THE HORROR OF THE HANSOM

III. DISCUSSING THE CRIME

IV. UNDER A CLOUD

V. ON THE TELEPHONE

VI. ONE THOUSAND POUNDS' REWARD

VII. THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER

VIII. THE BARONESS INTERVENES

IX. A BOX AT THE ALHAMBRA

X. OUTCAST

XI. FALSE SENTIMENT

XII. TIDINGS FROM THE CAPE

XIII. SEARCHING THE CHAMBERS

XIV. THE DEAD MAN'S BROTHER

XV. THE LAWYER'S SUGGESTION

XVI. A DINNER IN THE STRAND

XVII. A CONFESSION OF LOVE

XVIII. AN AMATEUR DETECTIVE

XIX. DESPERATE WOOING

XX. STABBED THROUGH THE HEART

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - November 24, 2014
Subject: The Avenger
A good story with an interesting resolution, consistently and well read by Tom Weiss.


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