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 novels.
`Jefferson Farjeon is quite unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures.' Dorothy L. Sayers `There may be contemporary story writers who are equals of Mr Farjeon in the ability to put the reader swiftly and wholly under the spell of the eerie and uncanny - but they have not come within our reading.' New York World