Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866 - 1946) was a popular and successful English writer of genre fiction, especially thrillers.
“The Table under the Tree” is the story of a mysterious murder which takes place one evening on a crowded restaurant terrace in France. The moon disappears behind a cloud and in the momentary darkness a cry rings out. When the lights are lit, one guest is slumped over his table with a knife between his shoulder blades. But who is the mysterious stranger? Where does he come from? And why would anyone want to murder him?
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About E. Phillips Oppenheim
Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866–1946), an English novelist, was a major and successful writer of genre fiction, particularly thrillers. Featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1918, he was the self-styled “prince of storytellers.” He published more than a hundred novels, mostly stories of suspense and international intrigue, as well as romances, comedies, and parables of everyday life. His work possesses a unique charm, featuring protagonists who delight in Epicurean meals, surroundings of intense luxury, and the relaxed pursuit of criminal practice on either side of the law.