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Detective Ben

By: J. Jefferson Farjeon
Narrated by: David John
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Summary

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.

©1936 Estate of J. Jefferson Farjeon (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Jefferson Farjeon is a master of the particular art of blending horrors with humour." (Sunday Times)
"Ben is a sheer joy." (Glasgow Herald)

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