Inspector Alan Grant

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 572 ratings

The Man in the Queue Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

  • Book 3

    • The Franchise Affair

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    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. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep.Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No way out

    • By Janice on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $18.33

  • Book 4

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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? 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing story, glorious writing, attitude.

    • By K. Ray on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 5

    • 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 36
    • 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. And The Daughter of Time is Josephine Tey's search for the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Was the hunchback, Richard III, the monster that Shakespeare and the history books have made him out to be?

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

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-12

    Regular price: $14.38

  • Book 6

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