Mystery in White: A Christmas Crime Story (Paperback)

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First published in 1937, this mystery, recently republished as a part of the British Library crime classics series, has been a bestseller for us this year. But we're not the only place… Astonishingly, it made the number one spot on the Waterstone's bestseller list in the UK, published in The Times. Set on Christmas Eve, when a group of strangers marooned by a snowed-in train, find themselves at an unlocked, empty house, with the dinner laid, a fire lit, and a murderer in their midst. Don't miss this terrific Golden Age mystery! - McKenna

— From 2015 Advent Picks


A snowbound train should be a safe, if slightly inconvenient, place to spend Christmas, no? Not in "Mystery in White" Death, it turns out, is a passenger on this run, and as passengers begin to fear, and some make a bid for escape, J. Jefferson Farjeon keeps ratcheting up the tension, holding readers in his grip until the surprising conclusion.

About the Author

J. Jefferson Farjeon (18831955) was a British crime novelist, journalist, and playwright whose play "Number 17" served as the basis of the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780712357708
ISBN-10: 071235770X
Publisher: British Library
Publication Date: December 15th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: British Library - British Library Crime Classics