Thirteen Guests

Thirteen Guests

by J. Jefferson Farjeon (Collins, 1936)

audiobook read by David Thorpe (Soundings, 2020)

Book cover: “Thirteen Guests” by J. Jefferson Farjeon (Collins, 1936); audiobook read by David Thorpe (Soundings, 2020)

A relatively simple murder mystery obfuscated through excessive characterisation of players who are dropped without a second thought. Short and accessible but holds back its detective (the energetic, straight-shooting Inspector Kendall) until the race is more than half run. Perfunctory twist ending.

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