Seven Dead: A British Library Crime Classic

Seven Dead: A British Library Crime Classic

With an Introduction by Martin Edwards Ted Lyte, amateur thief, has chosen an isolated house by the coast for his first robbery. But Haven House is no ordinary country home. ...

About The Author

J Jefferson Farjeon

J. Jefferson Farjeon (1883 - 1955) was the author of more than sixty crime and thriller novels. His work was highly acclaimed in his day; Dorothy L. Sayers wrote that 'Jefferson Farjeon is quite unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious ...

About The Author

Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards has published sixteen crime novels and more than 50 short stories. His crime fiction has been short-listed for several awards and in 2008 he won the CWA Short Story Dagger. He had edited 20 crime anthologies and contributed ...

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Seven Dead: A British Library Crime Classic

“Originally published in 1939, this reissue in the British Library Crime Classics series from Farjeon (1883-1955) is a standout, with a particularly horrifying opening.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Farjeon’s gift for striking hooks (Mystery in White, 2016, etc.) reaches a perverse pinnacle in this reprint from 1939 by the British Library of Crime Classics.”

Kirkus Reviews

“This is a satisfyingly strange locked-room (and nailed-shutters) thriller by golden-age-of-crime-fiction master Farjeon, about whom Dorothy L. Sayers wrote: ‘Jefferson Farjeon is quite unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures.’…This 1939 puzzler is a worthy addition to the British Library Crime Classics series.”

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