Tag Archives: J. Jefferson Farjeon

Seven Dead (1939) by J. Jefferson Farjeon

Source: Review Copy (British Library) Farjeon was an author I looked at a few times when I first started my blog, reviewing titles such as Thirteen Guests (1936), The Z Murders (1932) and The House Opposite (1931). But I haven’t … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: The Oval Table (1946) by J. Jefferson Farjeon

For my final TNB look at poison I have decided to review J. Jefferson Farjeon’s The Oval Table (1946). Farjeon has become a more well-known writer from the Golden Age period due to the British Library and Harper Collins reprints … Continue reading

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Deadly Dinner Parties

Spoiler warning: For readers who haven’t read Christie’s 4:50 from Paddington and Lord Edgware Dies I would avoid section one of this post. Not everyone is a fan of dinner parties. They can be incredibly stressful for the host and/or … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: December 2015

Looking back over this month’s reading I have to say it has been a mixed bag ranging from great reads to average reads to ultimately disappointing reads. I have encountered new authors such as Constance and Gwenyth Little’s The Black … Continue reading

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10 (ish) Christmas Mysteries You Should Try

Amidst Christmas preparations, hopefully you will all still have a little time to crack open a book and some of you may even want to get into that Christmassy mood by reading a Christmas set detective novel. Nothing like a … Continue reading

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The House Opposite (1931) by J. Jefferson Farjeon

Source: Review Copy I have read three other novels by J. Jefferson Farjeon, but this is my first read by him to feature his serial character, Ben, the tramp detective, who began a popular career on the stage in a … Continue reading

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A Pacey Thriller with a Nincompoop for a Hero in J. Jefferson Farjeon’s The Z Murders (1932)

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book when several people over the past few weeks have mentioned how this book did not come up to scratch for them. Yet I think for me, the fast pace of the … Continue reading

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J. Jefferson Farjeon’s Thirteen Guests (1936)

Having been globetrotting the world in my last few reviews (Norway, Japan and Brazil), I am now back on home soil with Farjeon’s Thirteen Guests (1936), one of the latest British Library reprints of Golden Age detective novels to be … Continue reading

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