Ned Swayles, the younger of the two men seated in an obscure corner of the cheap, odoriferous restaurant of which they were the only occupants, stretched out a long, shapely hand across the soiled tablecloth, and turned towards him the watch which he had detached from its chain. His protuberant knuckles, the prehensile, electric crawl of his fingers, had awakened a great many speculations at various times as to the nature of his occupation.
Used availability for E Phillips Oppenheim's The Million Pound Deposit
December 1969 : UK Hardback
May 2004 : USA Paperback
November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition