Thirteen Guests - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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Thirteen Guests - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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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.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712356015
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 190 x 132 mm

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“A decent-enough yarn...”

Compared to "The Mystery in White", this paled into the mundane in many ways. It wasn't as atmospheric as the aforementioned novel, and displayed none of the suspense or intrigue as Farjeon's other... More

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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Classic country house crime – jolly good fun”

This book has a brilliant premise, a hunting party weekend at a country estate, an eclectic group of guests plus an unlucky thirteenth attendee brought to the house to recover from a fall at the train station. It... More

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“The perfect Country House murder!”

Thirteen Guests is a perfect novel for fans of the Golden Age crime novel!

Originally published in 1936 and now reissued as part of the British Library Crime Collection, Thirteen Guests is the story of a murder... More

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