Detective Ben by J. Jefferson FarjeonDetective Ben by J. Jefferson Farjeon

Detective Ben

byJ. Jefferson Farjeon

Paperback | February 7, 2017

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Ben the tramp, the awkward Cockney with no home and no surname, turns detective again - and runs straight into trouble.Ben encounters a dead man on a London bridge and is promptly rescued from the same fate by a posh lady in a limousine. But like most posh ladies of Ben's acquaintance, this one isn't what she seems. Seeking escape from a gang of international conspirators, Ben is whisked off to the mountains of Scotland to thwart the schemes of a poisonous organisation and finds himself in very unfamiliar territory.With its startling prelude, Detective Ben is a glorious adventure, told with the unsurpassed mixture of humour and creepy thrills that made J. Jefferson Farjeon famous and Ben the tramp one of the best-loved characters of the Golden Age.
J. Jefferson Farjeon (1883-1955) was the author of more than 60 crime and thriller novels. His work was highly acclaimed in his day. He is now best known as the author of the bestselling "Mystery in White", and also "No.17", a play that was brought to the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock and led to the series of popular 'Ben' detective n...
Title:Detective BenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:000815600X

ISBN - 13:9780008156008

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific Golden Age Mystery The star of this story is a tramp who becomes a self-appointed detective. In addition to the mystery there are many laughs. The story was originally written in 1936 and Ben's accent translates to the page, so be warned; for example he says things like "I ain't pertickler" or "it ain't my pickcher". You may have to sound out his words to get his gist in the beginning but once you get used to it, it's a lot of fun. This reminds me of the early mystery movies from the 40's/50's, only in book form. A nice change of pace.
Date published: 2017-04-10

Editorial Reviews

'Jefferson Farjeon is a master of the particular art of blending horrors with humour.' SUNDAY TIMES'Ben is a sheer joy.' GLASGOW HERALD