CRIME: Sleuth to Sleuth

New York County's sleuthing young District Attorney Thomas Edmund Dewey last week acted on a tip from no less a master of sleuthing than Author E. (for Edward) Phillips Oppenheim. Sunning his shrewd old head in Monte Carlo, Author Oppenheim had dispatched a cable to District Attorney Dewey. Result was the apprehension of a gentleman who in life is as suave and distinguished as any of Oppenheim's international intriguers.

Among Manhattan literary agents, who get authors into print for 10% of the proceeds, the choice of Mr. Oppenheim, Hugh Walpole and the estates...

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