Devlin the Barber

B. L. Farjeon

Classic Victorian paranormal novel!

Lizzie Melladew is murdered and her twin sister disappears, they are led to Fanny Lemon whose husband is ailing from a mysterious and seemingly demoniac illness. And who talks in his sleep of Lizzie's murder hours before it happened! And to add to the eerie situation, his sickness seemed to coincide with the arrival of a fascinating new boarder Mr. Devlin.

Devlin is able to describe Lizzie's parting with her parents prior to the murder, something he had no way of knowing. Who is Devlin and what are these powers he seems to have?

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 220
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310369
  • Price : INR 399

B. L. Farjeon

Benjamin Leopold Farjeon (12 May 1838 23 July 1903) was an English novelist, playwright, printer and journalist. As an author, he was known for his huge output. Farjeon began writing novels and plays, as a self-confessed disciple of Dickens, whose attention he managed to catch. In his novel Grif: A Story of Australian Life, for example, he modelled the Melbourne Street Arab Grif on Jo in Bleak House. In 1868, he returned to Britain and lived in London in the Adelphi Theatre.

Over the next 35 years, Farjeon produced nearly 60 novels. Many of his works were illustrated by his long-time friend Nicholas Chevalier.

Benjamin Farjeon died in Hampstead on 23 July 1903, aged 65

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