A Bundle of Reviews #1

Like just about everyone else these days I’ve been spending a lot more time at home, which has resulted in a lot more reading—REALLY A LOT MORE. If my count is correct, I read 19 books in April, plus some very interesting articles I dug up after reading John Dickson Carr’s The Case of the …

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The Z Murders by J. Jefferson Farjeon (1932)

While traveling on the early train to London Euston Richard Temperley finds his attempts to sleep frustrated by the snoring of a fellow traveler, and to his consternation, the two must share a hotel smoking room before continuing on their journeys. Upon entering the room Temperley passes a young woman rushing out, and is unsettled …

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Seven Dead by J. Jefferson Farjeon (1939)

Small-time pickpocket Ted Lyte unwisely chose Haven House as his first break-in. After stuffing his pockets with silver he knows he should get out, but his curiosity about what’s behind a closed door gets the better of him. Moments later he is fleeing in terror. He is seen running from the house by yachtsman and …

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Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon

Running to jump off a train, John Foss suffers a fall and lands into the arms of exquisitely beautiful young widow Nadine Leveridge. Spirited to Bragley Court to recover, Foss finds himself one of now thirteen guests attending a weekend party at the home of Lord and Lady Aveling. While injury precludes his participation in …

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