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Devlin the Barber

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Devlin the Barber by B. L. Farjeon is a gripping and suspenseful mystery novel set in Victorian England. The story follows the titular character, Devlin, a barber who becomes entangled in a web of deception and murder when a mysterious visitor comes to his shop.

Farjeon beautifully captures the atmosphere of the era, transporting the reader to the gritty streets of London and immersing them in the world of Devlin's barber shop. The characters are richly drawn and the plot twists and turns, keeping the reader guessing until the very end.

The pacing of the novel is excellent, with just the right amount of tension and suspense to keep the reader engaged. Farjeon's writing is descriptive and evocative, painting a vivid picture of a bygone era.

Overall, Devlin the Barber is a fantastic read for fans of historical fiction and mystery novels. It is a well-crafted and entertaining story that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end. Highly recommended.

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The stabbing death of a beautiful young woman in a London park at night and the disappearance of her sister; a shocked and heartbroken young suitor; a terrified landlady and her simple husband; a recently unemployed man, the narrator, who is requested to investigate the crime; and the mysterious title character who, as his name suggests, has a devilishness about him in his psychic ability to read minds and to perform other supernatural acts. These are some of the individuals in this inventive, absorbing mystery by the prolific and popular British author, B. L. Farjeon. There are really two mysteries here: the murder and the strange – person? – known as Devlin.

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