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Edgar Jepson

Edgar Jepson

(Kenilworth, Warwickshire: 28th November 1863 - Hampstead: 12th April 1938)

Edgar Alfred Jepson was an English author of mostly adventure and detective fiction. He attended Leamington College for Boys and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford. Jepson spent some years living in Barbados, before taking up residence in London, where he began his literary career. Jepson was also a translator, notably of the Arsène Lupin stories of Maurice Leblanc.

Coauthors: Robert Eustace

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Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace
The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace

The death-causing method is ingenious. A lesson in applied science. It is such a fascinating method that the basic idea has subsequently been copied by other authors.

Two former friends, who had a falling out and now hate each other, meet in a Turkish bath. A verbal altercation ensues. One exits and goes to the shampoo room and the other is found dead. No weapon is found and the possibility to smuggle in and out a weapon has been ruled out by the available evidence. The living man, the apparent criminal, is charged with murder and it takes the genius of the victim's daughter to prove him...

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