Josephine Tey was a a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. She was born in Inverness, the daughter of Colin Mackintosh and Josephine (née Horne). In five of the mystery novels, the most famous is The Daughter of Time, in which Grant, laid up in hospital, has friends research reference books and contemporary documents so that he can puzzle out the mystery of whether King Richard III of England murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Grant comes to the firm conclusion that King Richard was totally innocent of the death of the Princes. In 1990, The Daughter of Time was selected by the British-based Crime Writers' Association as the greatest mystery novel of all time; Her another one, The Franchise Affair was 11th on the same list of 100 books. In 2012, Peter Hitchens wrote that, "Josephine Tey's clarity of mind, and her loathing of fakes and of propaganda, are like pure, cold spring water in a weary land", and what she loves above all is to show that things are very often not what they seem to be, that we are too easily fooled, that ready acceptance of conventional wisdom is not just dangerous, but a result of laziness, incuriosity and of a resistance to reason.Quatrième de couverture :
On his train back to Scotland for a well-earned rest, Inspector Grant learns that a fellow passenger, one Charles Martin, has been found dead. It looks like a case of misadventure - but Grant is not so sure. Teased by some enigmatic lines of verse that the deceased had apparently scrawled on a newspaper, he follows a trail to the remote Outer Hebrides.
And though it is the end of his holiday, it is also the beginning of an intriguing investigation into the bizarre circumstances shrouding Charles Martin's death...
'Really first class ... a continual delight' Times Literary Supplement
'Beautifully written and insistently readable' New York Times
'Josephine Tey has always been absolutely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings' Spectator
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Description du livre Macmillan, 1973. État : Fair. New Impression. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP81245601
Description du livre Macmillan, 1973. Paperback. État : Fair. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. N° de réf. du libraire 08999gae054
Description du livre Pan, London , Great Britain, 1973. Mass Market Paperback. État : Good. 7th Printing. To view other titles by this author enter the keywords; Tey or Mystery. In good condition with moderate wear o/w tight clean and square. Author of "The Daughter of Time". Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard mystery. N° de réf. du libraire 012598
Description du livre MACMILLAN, UK, 1973. Paperback. État : Very Good. 6.8 x 4.4 x 0.7 inches. Book Description A man is found dead on a train with an empty bottle of whisky beside him. The case is investigated by Inspector Grant whose trip to the Western Highlands had begun as a much-needed holiday. He has one mysterious clue - a poem scribbled on the dead man's newspaper. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. N° de réf. du libraire 54137