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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    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Brat Farrar

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,177

    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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    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 Daughter of Time

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    '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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