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The House Opposite

The House Opposite

(1931)
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From the Collins Crime Club archive, the first original novel to feature Ben the Cockney tramp, the unorthodox detective character created by J. Jefferson Farjeon, author of Mystery in White.

Strange things are happening in the untenanted houses of Jowle Street. There are unaccountable creakings and weird knockings on the door of no.29, where a homeless ex-sailor has taken up residence. But even stranger things are happening in the house opposite, from where a beautiful woman in an evening gown brings Ben a mysterious message and, worse, the offer of a job!

Ben the 'passing tramp' was immortalised on film by Alfred Hitchcock in the film Number 17, based on a popular '20s stage play and novelisation by journalist-turned-author Joe Jefferson Farjeon.

The House Opposite (1931) was the first full-length original novel to feature Ben, a reluctant down-at-heels Cockney sleuth, who went on to feature in six more successful detective thrillers from 1931 to 1952.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The House Opposite (The Detective Club)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
ISBN: 0-00-815584-4 / 978-0-00-815584-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The House Opposite (Ben the Trap Mystery)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
ISBN: 0-00-815586-0 / 978-0-00-815586-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The House Opposite
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   

December 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: The House Opposite
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The House Opposite (Detective Club)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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