The Daughter of Time

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771070631
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Fiction

What does a great detective do when he’s stuck in bed? Inspector Grant is used to prowling the streets, solving crimes and unraveling mysteries, so when he finds himself bedridden in the hospital, he needs something to occupy his mind. He turns his attention to the figure of Richard III—generally considered a murderous monster by history. But is the reputation really earned? Soon the inspector has his friends delivering stacks of history books to him, but can any detective, even one of his skill, solve a 400-year-old mystery? In 1990, the UK Crime Writers’ Association ranked it at number one on their list of The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Man in the Queue

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476733289
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Fiction

Inspector Alan Grant searches for the identity of a man killed in the line at a theater and for the identity of the killer—whom no one saw. A long line had formed for the standing-room-only section of the Woffington Theatre. London’s favorite musical comedy of the past two years was finishing its run at the end of the week. Suddenly, the line began to move, forming a wedge before the open doors as hopeful theatergoers nudged their way forward. But one man, his head sunk down upon his chest, slowly sank to his knees and then, still more slowly, keeled over on his face. Thinking he had fainted, a spectator moved to help, but recoiled in horror from what lay before him: the man in the queue had a small silver dagger neatly plunged into his back. With the wit and guile that have made Inspector Grant a favorite of mystery fans, the inspector sets about discovering just how a murder occurred among so many witnesses, none of whom saw a thing.

Brat Farrar

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476733142
Release Date: 2012-12-25
Genre: Fiction

What begins as a ploy to claim an inheritance ends with the impostor’s life hanging in the balance. In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life. Culminating in a final terrible moment when all is revealed, Brat Farrar is a precarious adventure that grips the reader early and firmly and then holds on until the explosive conclusion.

Josephine Tey

Author: Jennifer Morag Henderson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1910985376
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Authors, Scottish

The authoritative biography of Josephine Tey, the pen name of Elizabeth MacKintosh, a prominent Golden Age crime writer. With black & white photos.

The Singing Sands

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684818924
Release Date: 1996-12-16
Genre: Fiction

Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant becomes involved in a murder investigation when he accidentally finds a dead young man and an enigmatic verse in a train

Miss Pym Disposes

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476733296
Release Date: 2012-12-25
Genre: Fiction

Miss Lucy Pym, a popular English psychologist, is guest lecturer at a physical training college. The year's term is nearly over, and Miss Pym -- inquisitive and observant -- detects a furtiveness in the behavior of one student during a final exam. She prevents the girl from cheating by destroying her crib notes. But Miss Pym's cover-up of one crime precipitates another -- a fatal "accident" that only her psychological theories can prove was really murder.

Nine Lessons

Author: Nicola Upson
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 9781683313229
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Fiction

Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St-John’s-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church’s organist is found in an opened grave, together with a photograph of a manor house and a cryptic note. The image leads Archie to Cambridge, where the crisp autumn air has brought with it bustling life to the ancient university and town. Mystery author Josephine Tey and Archie's lover Bridget Foley have each recently settled in Cambridge, though both women are not equally happy to see him. One has concealed an important secret from Archie which now threatens to come to light. Meanwhile, the change of seasons has also brought with it a series of vicious attacks against women in town, spreading fear and suspicion through the community. Soon, another body is revealed, and in the shadow of King’s College Chapel, Archie uncovers a connection twenty-five years old which haunted both victims—as well as some of their living companions. As Archie and Josephine each grapple with savage malefactors intent on making their victims pay, they must race to stop another attack in this beautifully written, intricately plotted mystery.

To Love and Be Wise

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476733319
Release Date: 2012-12-25
Genre: Fiction

A witty and sophisticated mystery featuring bestselling author Josephine Tey’s popular Inspector Alan Grant, a beloved character created by a woman considered to be one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. Literary sherry parties were not Alan Grant's cup of tea. But when the Scotland Yard Inspector arrived to pick up actress Marta Hallard for dinner, he was struck by the handsome young American photographer, Leslie Searle. Author Lavinia Fitch was sure her guest "must have been something very wicked in ancient Greece," and the art colony at Salcott St. Mary would have agreed. Yet Grant heard nothing more of Searle until the news of his disappearance. Had Searle drowned by accident or could he have been murdered by one of his young women admirers? Was it a possible case of suicide or had the photographer simply vanished for reasons of his own?

The Franchise Affair

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476733166
Release Date: 2012-12-25
Genre: Fiction

Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane's claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison -- the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks -- which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane's story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.

A Shilling for Candles

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684842387
Release Date: 1998-02-15
Genre: Fiction

A supposedly accidental drowning becomes something more deadly when Inspector Alan Grant finds a bizarre object tangled in the corpse's hair and later identifies the body as actress Christine Clay, a woman whom many people may have wanted dead. Reissue.

Kif

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Oxford City Press
ISBN: 1849024707
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Fiction

A tale of a young man who returns from the trenches of WWI and, unable to find an honest job, drifts into the life of a burglar in the London underworld.

An Expert in Murder

Author: Nicola Upson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571254408
Release Date: 2009-09-17
Genre: Fiction

An Expert in Murder is the first in a new series that features Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey as its lead character, placing her in the richly-peopled world of 1930s theatre which formed the other half of her writing life. It's March 1934, and Tey is travelling from Scotland to London to celebrate what should be the triumphant final week of her celebrated play, Richard of Bordeaux. However, a seemingly senseless murder puts her reputation, and even her life, under threat. An Expert in Murder is both a tribute to one of the most enduringly popular writers of crime and an atmospheric detective novel in its own right.

The Complete of Josephine Tey

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1514157829
Release Date: 2015-06-06
Genre:

Josephine Tey is one of the best-known and best-loved of all crime writers. She began to write full-time after the successful publication of her first novel, The Man in the Queue (1929), which introduced Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard. The book combined all the six crimes, The Daughter of Time, The Franchise Affair, Man in the Queue, To Love and Be Wise, The Singing Sands and A Shilling for Candles. 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.

The Complete Inspector Grant Mysteries

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771024993
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Fiction

Josephine Tey’s Inspector Grant novels are pillars of detective fiction—her name is on the short list of greats next to Raymond Chandler and Arthur Conan Doyle. This collection features all five stories starring the inspector, including The Daughter of Time, which was ranked at number one on the UK Crime Writers’ Association’s list of The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time. It also features The Franchise Affair, which features the inspect as a supporting character. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.