The Daughter of Time

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1974302628
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Genre:

Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers' Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of history's most famous-and vicious-crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains-a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England's throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower. The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing's most gifted masters.

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.

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.

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.

The Daughter of Time

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476733159
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Fiction

"One of the best mysteries of all time" (The New York Times)—Josephine Tey recreates one of history’s most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world’s most heinous villains—a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother’s children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England’s throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower. The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing’s most gifted masters.

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

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.

A Shilling for Candles

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476733302
Release Date: 2012-12-25
Genre: Fiction

Was there anyone who didn’t want lovely screen actress Christine Clay dead? Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact of life. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something is wrong when a beautiful film actress is found lying dead on the beach one bright summer’s morning. Inspector Grant has to take a more professional attitude: death by suicide, however common, has to have a motive—just like murder…

To Love and Be Wise

Author: Josephine Tey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684006314
Release Date: 1998-08-18
Genre: Fiction

When a strikingly handsome young photographer mysteriously disappears, it's up to Inspector Alan Grant to discover whether he accidentally drowned, committed suicide, or met his death at the hands of one of his many female admirers.

An Expert in Murder

Author: Nicola Upson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061843518
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

March 1934. Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes that resonate in a world still haunted by war. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride—and Tey is plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any in her own works. Detective Inspector Archie Penrose is convinced that the killing is connected to the play, and that Tey herself is in danger of becoming a victim of her own success. In the aftermath of a second murder, the writer and the policeman must join together to stop a ruthless killer who will apparently stop at nothing.

Two For Sorrow

Author: Nicola Upson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571269457
Release Date: 2010-08-19
Genre: Fiction

London, 1903. Two women are hanged in Holloway Prison for killing babies. More than thirty years later, their crimes resurface with shocking consequences... When Josephine Tey sets out to write a novel about Amelia Sach and Annie Walters, the notorious Finchley baby farmers, she can have little idea that the research for her book will be needed to help solve a modern-day killing - the sadistic murder of a young seamstress, found dead in the Motley sisters' studio, amid preparations for a star-studded charity gala. The girl's death seems to be the result of a long-standing domestic feud, but Josephine's friend, Inspector Archie Penrose, is unconvinced; and when a second young woman is involved in an horrific accident soon afterwards, the search begins for a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to keep the past where it belongs. Moving between the decadence and glamour of a private women's club, the bleak surroundings of Holloway prison, and the deprivation of London's slums, Two for Sorrow is a dark and unsettling exploration of the way in which the crimes of the past destroy those left behind - long after justice is done.

Richard of Bordeaux A Play in Two Acts

Author: Gordon Daviot
Publisher: Oxford City Press
ISBN: 1849025177
Release Date: 2011-02
Genre: Drama

Gordon Daviot's 'Richard of Bordeaux' was a sensation when it was first produced in 1932. It ran for over a year in London and catapulted its star and producer, John Gielgud, into super-stardom. Audiences loved it for its accessible language, dramatic scenes and the sensitivity with which it dealt with Richard II's relationship with his Queen, Anne of Bohemia. Gordon Daviot was a pseudonym of Elizabeth Mackintosh, better known for her detective novels written as Josephine Tey. This is a completely new edition - not a scan - based on the original 1933 version, from Oxford City Press.

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.