Thirteen Guests

J Jefferson Farjeon

Thirteen isn't always unlucky...

On a fine autumn weekend, Lord Aveling hosts a hunting party at his country house, Bragley Court. Among the guests are an actress, a journalist, an artist and a mystery novelist. The unlucky thirteenth is John Foss, injured at the local train station and brought to the house to recuperate but John is nursing a secret of his own.

Soon events take a sinister turn when a painting is mutilated, a dog stabbed and a man strangled. Death strikes more than one of the house guests and the police are called. Detective Inspector Kendall finds his skills tested to the utmost as he tries to uncover the hidden back stories of the guests.

This country-house mystery is a forgotten classic of 1930s crime fiction by one of the most undeservedly neglected of golden age detective novelists.

"unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures" Dorothy L. Sayers

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 278
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311250
  • Price : INR 399

J Jefferson Farjeon

Joseph Jefferson Farjeon was an English crime and mystery novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Farjeon worked for ten years for Amalgamated Press in London before going solo, working nine hours a day at a writing career. One of Farjeon's best known works was the 1925 play, Number 17, which was adapted into several films, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock.

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