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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... show more

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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Birth date: July 25, 1896
Died: February 13, 1952
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onnurtilraun
onnurtilraun rated it 1 year ago
It was a very unexpected read, I must say. When I joined the buddy read, I wouldn't have imagined I would have stumbled upon a story like this, almost experimental in the way it plays around with expectations, and at times doesn't take itself completely seriously. At the same time, I'm the kind of...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 1 year ago
Series: Inspector Alan Grant #5 I had a short review all typed up and I accidentally closed the window. *Face palm* Oh well. I'm really glad that this one got chosen for the buddy read because I'd been planning to read it for a while and just needed an excuse. I'd heard good things about it, nat...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
This weekend's "let's-forget-the-pandemic" buddy read wasn't the first time I read Josephine Tey's setting-the-record-straight-about-Richard III novel, The Daughter of Time, but it was the first time that I did so by reading it together with her play on the same subject (written under the name Gordo...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 2 years ago
This was an excellent book - if there was one downside, it's that it is so revered and adored that my expectations were extremely high. It didn't quite meet them. Nonetheless, for a book that takes place entirely inside of a hospital room, what Tey did here is quite remarkable. And it's all that m...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 2 years ago
I've been really busy, so this slender book took me a much longer time to read than I expected. And not because it wasn't good, because it was good. Quite good. This is my fourth Tey - I've already read Brat Farrar, The Franchise Affair & The Singing Sands. What a sadness it is that she died so yo...
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