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The Z Murders

(1932)
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Richard Temperley arrives at Euston station early on a fogbound London morning. He takes refuge in a nearby hotel, along with a disagreeable fellow passenger, who had snored his way through the train journey. But within minutes the other man has snored for the last time - he has been shot dead while sleeping in an armchair. Temperley has a brief encounter with a beautiful young woman, but she flees the scene. When the police arrive, Detective Inspector James discovers a token at the crime scene: 'a small piece of enamelled metal. Its colour was crimson, and it was in the shape of the letter Z.'

Temperley sets off in pursuit of the mysterious woman from the hotel, and finds himself embroiled in a cross-country chase - by train and taxi - on the tail of a sinister serial killer. This classic novel by the author of the best-selling Mystery in White is a gripping thriller by a neglected master of the genre.

J. Jefferson Farjeon (1883 - 1955) was the author of more than sixty crime and thriller novels that were highly acclaimed in his lifetime. Farjeon is the author of Number Seventeen, a play that was adapted for the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock. His Christmas crime novel, Mystery in White, was republished as a British Library Crime Classic and became a bestseller.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Z Murders (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
ISBN: 0-7123-5621-5 / 978-0-7123-5621-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Z Murders (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Z Murders: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics Book 10)
Author(s): J Jefferson Farjeon
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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