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Thirteen Guests

(1938)
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'No observer, ignorant of the situation, would have guessed that death lurked nearby, and that only a little distance from the glitter of silver and glass and the hum of voices two victims lay silent on a studio floor.'

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's skills are tested to the utmost as he tries to uncover the hidden past of everyone at Bragley Court.

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

 
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Used availability for J. Jefferson Farjeon's Thirteen Guests


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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Thirteen Guests (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
ISBN: 0-7123-5601-0 / 978-0-7123-5601-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Thirteen Guests (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
Publisher: British Library Publishing Division
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September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Thirteen Guests: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics Book 9)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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