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 Number 17, a play that was brought to the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock and led to the series of popular 'Ben' detective novels.
'Ben has never perhaps been quite so entertaining, both in thrills and in laughter, as in this story.' DAILY MIRROR
'The grimness of the story is relieved by many delightful touches of humour.' THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
'Another exciting episode in the stimulating career of that delightful tramp and vagabond, Ben.' QUEEN
'A top-hole thriller by a writer who knows his job.' DAILY EXPRESS