Josephine Tey
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Josephine Tey

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. In 1937 she returned to crime writing with A Shilling for Candles, but it wasn't until after the Second World War that the majority of her crime novels were published. Josephine Tey died in 1952, leaving her entire estate to the National Trust.

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    • Brat Farrar

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,275

    A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great all around

    • By Catherine on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The Franchise Affair

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No way out

    • By Janice on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Man in the Queue

    • Inspector Alan Grant Series, Book 1
    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    The first of Josephine Tey's Inspector Grant mysteries concerns the murder of a man, standing in a ticket queue for a London musical comedy. With his customary tenacity, Grant pursues his suspects through the length of Britain and the labyrinth of the city....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unerringly dull...

    • By Marianna on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • To Love and Be Wise

    • Inspector Alan Grant Series, Book 4
    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Literary parties were not Alan Grant's cup of tea. But when the Scotland Yard Inspector arrived to pick up Marta Hallard for dinner, he was struck by the handsome young American photographer, Leslie Searle. Yet Grant heard nothing more of Searle until the news of his disappearance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It is all in the telling...

    • By amazinbuyerAB on 11-19-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Shilling for Candles

    • Inspector Alan Grant Series, Book 2
    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    When a woman's body washes up on an isolated stretch of beach on the southern coast of England, Scotland Yard's Inspector Alan Grant is on the case. But the inquiry into her death turns into a nightmare of false leads and baffling clues. Was there anyone who didn't want lovely screen actress Christine Clay dead?....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, well thought through and amusing.

    • By Marianna on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Daughter of Time

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    'Truth is the Daughter of Time' is an old proverb....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a classic - for good reason!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-12

    Regular price: $14.38

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