Comments: 17
Obsidian Blue 10 months ago
Nice. What square did you read this for again?
BrokenTune 10 months ago
Darkest London! Most of the story is set in London. :)
Obsidian Blue 10 months ago
Nice!
High marks to Tey for that tea quote at the end of your review alone! :)

I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of her work soon, too.
BrokenTune 10 months ago
Me, too. I have a feeling there is much goodness to be discovered.

Btw, I have just found out that I missed a Tey event in Inverness in July that was hosted by the University of the Highland and Islands. So gutted! :(
Oh, drat ... :(
BrokenTune 10 months ago
Well, I am glad you found it helpful. :)
Murder, She Reads 10 months ago
This review makes me curious about the book. :)
BrokenTune 10 months ago
Mischief managed. ;)
Sorry kids, no feet. 10 months ago
There is a series out there featuring Tey as an amateur sleuth of sorts. I don't recommend it.
BrokenTune 10 months ago
Yes, the series by Nicola Upson. I have started the first one - An Expert in Murder - and am really enjoying it so far.

What did you think of it? What's making you not recommend it? I'm intrigued.
I liked this significantly less than you did - I think a version is out now that replaces "dago" with something less insulting. (I, however, had the dagoes.)
BrokenTune 10 months ago
I had "Dago" all the way through. It was jarring at first but she used it so often that I really suspected she was over-using it intentionally.
Person Of Interest 10 months ago
Interesting review, BT. Did you happen to read the Vanity Fair article by Francis Wheen?
BrokenTune 10 months ago
Thanks. I hadn't read the Vanity Fair article, but have remedied this a few minutes ago. Interesting article. So maybe I am not that far off with my notion that she intended to mock the mystery genre?

I have ordered the biography that Wheen mentions from the library already. I have high hopes for it, but am somewhat puzzled what Ms Henderson could have dug up about someone who obviously made some great effort to remain private.
Person Of Interest 10 months ago
That's the impression I got from the article, and I had the same thought about writing a biography.