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The Z Murders - J. Jefferson Farjeon
The Z Murders
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“Jefferson Farjeon is quite unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures.” – Dorothy L. Sayers 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... show more
“Jefferson Farjeon is quite unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures.” – Dorothy L. Sayers 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781464204913 (1464204918)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Z Murders: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics Book 10) by J Jefferson Farjeon
The Z Murders: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics Book 10) by J Jefferson Farjeon is a compelling mystery that kept my attention from start to finish. It had just enough intrigue to keep me guessing. The taxi rides were a bit much, but because the author made me laugh & ...
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3.0 The Chase is On!
The Z Murders is a Golden Age mystery being re-released by British Library Crime Classics and Poisoned Pen Press. One of the main characters, Richard Temperley, ends up in a cat and mouse chase after the man he boarded a train with ends up dead at the same hotel they both arrive at, after departing ...
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Richard Temperley is embroiled in this mystery after travelling in the overnight sleeper to London with an old man who continuously snored. There then follows a cat and mouse game through England. Love these classic, old British mysteries with their old fashioned way of speaking and doing things.
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