Mystery in white 1937 by j jefferson farjeon finds a train full of people stuck in an unexpectedly heavy winter storm as they are on their way to various christmas destinations its a situation very familiar to fans of the golden age mystery story but farjeon gives the scenario a deft twist from that of christies orient express. Joseph jefferson farjeon was always going to be a writer as born in london he was the son of benjamin leopold farjeon who at the time was a well known novelist whose other children were eleanor farjeon who became a childrens writer and herbert farjeon who became a playwright and who wrote the well respected a cricket bag the family were descended from thomas jefferson but it was his . Mystery in whitej jefferson farjeonoriginally published 1938 i thought that i would draw my week of christmassy reads to a close today with a look at one of the most popular reissued golden age works in recent years mystery in white by j jefferson farjeon while i own several farjeon books they just sat in my to read. Mystery in white by j jefferson farjeon age range 1883 1955 farjeon 1883 1955 provides a superior example of the old dark house genre this time with snow that will remind readers with long memories of his play no 17 impudently filmed by alfred hitchcock in 1932. J jefferson farjeon 1883 1955 was the author of more than sixty crime and thriller novels his work was highly acclaimed in his day dorothy l sayers wrote that jefferson farjeon is quite unsurpassed for creepy skill in mysterious adventures
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