J. Jefferson Farjeon
1883-1955
Pseudonym: Anthony Swift
 

Joseph Jefferson Farjeon was born in London. He was a mystery novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He also wrote under the pseudonym 'Anthony Swift'. He is the creator of:
1. 'Ben the Tramp', a tramp and amateur sleuth in London.
2. 'Detective Inspector Kendall'.

 

Titles and year of publication:  

'Ben the Tramp' Novels
 1) No. 17  1926
 2) The House Opposite  1931
 3) Murderer's Trail (US Title: Phantom Fingers [1931])  1931
 4) Ben Sees It Through  1932
 5) Little God Ben  1935
 6) Detective Ben  1936
 7) Ben on the Job  1952
 8) Number Nineteen  1952
'Detective Inspector Kendall' Novels
 1) Seven Dead  1939
 2) Thirteen Guests  1936
Other Novels
 1) The Master Criminal  1924
 2) Little Things That Happen  1925
 3) Uninvited Guests  1925
 4) At the Green Dragon (US Title: The Green Dragon [1926])  1927
 5) The Crook's Shadow  1927
 6) More Little Happenings  1928
 7) The House of Disappearance  1928
 8) Shadows by the Sea  1928
 9) Underground (Also published as: Mystery Underground [1932])  1928
10) The 5.18 Mystery  1929
11) The Appointed Date  1929
12) The Person Called "Z"  1929
13) Following Footsteps  1930
14) The Mystery on the Moor  1930
15) The "Z" Murders  1932
16) Trunk Call (US Title: The Trunk Call Mystery [1932])  1932
17) Sometimes Life's Funny  1933
18) The Mystery of the Creek (US Title: The House on the Marsh [1933])  1933
19) Dead Man's Heath (US Title: The Mystery of Deadman's Heath [1934])  1933
20) Old Man Mystery  1933
21) The Fancy Dress Ball (US Title: Death in Fancy Dress [1939])  1934
22) The Windmill Mystery  1934
23) Sinister Inn  1934
24) Holiday Express  1935
25) Mountain Mystery  1935
26) Dangerous Beauty  1936
27) Holiday at Half-Mast  1937
28) Mystery in White  1937
29) Yellow Devil  1937
30) Dark Lady  1938
31) End of an Author (US Title: Death in the Inkwell [1942])  1938
32) Exit John Horton (US Title: Friday the 13th [1940])  1939
33) Aunt Sunday Sees It Through (US Title: Aunt Sunday Takes Command [1940])  1940
34) Facing Death (short stories)  1940
35) Room Number 6  1941
36) The Third Victim  1941
37) The Judge Sums Up  1942
38) The House of Shadows  1943
39) Black Castle  1944
40) Greenmask  1944
41) The Oval Table  1946
42) Peril in the Pyrenees  1946
43) Back to Victoria  1947
44) Adventure at Eighty  1948
45) Death of a World  1948
46) Prelude to Crime  1948
47) The Disappearance of Uncle David  1949
48) The Impossible Guest  1949
49) The Shadow of Thirteen  1949
50) Cause Unknown  1950
51) Adventure for Nine  1951
52) The House Over the Tunnel  1951
53) The Double Crime  1953
54) Money Walks  1953
55) Bob Hits the Headlines  1954
56) Castle of Fear  1954
57) The Caravan Adventure  1955
As 'Anthony Swift'
 1) Murder at a Police Station  1943
 2) November 9th at Kersea  1944
 3) Interrupted Honeymoon  1945

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