Joseph Jefferson Farjeon (4 June 1883 – 6 June 1955) was an English crime and mystery novelist, playwright and screenwriter. His father, brother and sister also developed successful careers in the literary world. His "Ben" novels were reissued in 2015 and 2016.
Movies & TV shows
The Last Journey
Bob Holt's last journey as a Railway engine driver before his retirement, a journey disturbed by his distress at leaving the Railway, and his suspicions of the relationship between his wife and his fi...
The Phantom Light
Criminals pretend to be ghosts to scare a lighthouse keeper on the Welsh coast. Jim and Alice were marooned on the rock. When the light is smashed, Jim reveals that his brother's ship is the wreckers'...
The Ghost Camera
When a photograph is taken at the scene of a murder, the camera is tossed out of a castle window to destroy the evidence and lands in the back of a passing car belonging to chemist John Gray who becom...
This would be in the book if it wasn't British. Hugh is an inspector in HUMAN MONSTER. They are hidden in the back of an old clock. The clock was sold when the thieves came back. Things get hairy when...
The House Opposite
A police officer is chasing a group of blackmailers.
Wealthy businessman F.X. Benedik, Head of the Rynox company, claims to have been receiving threats from a mysterious stranger named Boswell Marsh. Benedik is subsequently found murdered and the hunt i...
My Friend the King
King Ludwig is on a visit to London and Jim befriends him. Jim is caught up in the drama of a plot to abduct Ludwig. After the child is kidnapped, Jim uses all his ingenuity, including cross-dressing ...
When cabinet minister John Hoode is murdered at his country house, his secretary is arrested as the prime suspect. Anthony Gethryn is trying to find out who the real murderer is.
A gang of thieves gather at a safe house after a robbery, but a detective is on their trail.