1914. A best-selling author of novels, short stories, magazine articles, translations, and plays, Oppenheim published over 150 books. He is considered one of the originators of the thriller genre, his novels also range from spy thrillers to romance, but all have an undertone of intrigue. He also wrote under the name of Anthony Partridge. The Vanished Messenger begins: There were very few people upon Platform Number Twenty-one of Liverpool Street Station at a quarter to nine on the evening of April 2-possibly because the platform in question is one of the most remote and least used in the great terminus. The stationmaster, however, was there himself, with an inspector in attendance. A dark, thickset man, wearing a long traveling ulster and a Homburg hat, and carrying in his hand a brown leather dressing-case, across which was painted in black letters the name Mr. John P. Dunster, was standing a few yards away, smoking a long cigar, and to all appearance absorbed in studying the advertisements which decorated the grimy wall on the other side of the single track. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.