Miss Pym Disposes
Miss Lucy Pym, a popular English psychologist, is guest lecturer at a physical training college. The year's term is nearly over, and Miss Pym -- inquisitive and observant -- detects a furtiveness in the behavior of one student during a final exam. She prevents the girl from cheating by destroying... show more
Miss Lucy Pym, a popular English psychologist, is guest lecturer at a physical training college. The year's term is nearly over, and Miss Pym -- inquisitive and observant -- detects a furtiveness in the behavior of one student during a final exam. She prevents the girl from cheating by destroying her crib notes. But Miss Pym's cover-up of one crime precipitates another -- a fatal "accident" that only her psychological theories can prove was really murder.
Publish date: August 18th 1998
Pages no: 238
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
After reading Josephine Teys mysteries, I thought I'd post some of my thoughts about them.First the positives:They're free.They're well written in general.They're really good mysteries. The minor characters are mostly nice and interesting.To me, they're historic, though I know the author wrote and p...
Josephine Tey is one of my favorite authors, and though this novel isn't as well-known as her Daughter of Time or Brat Farrar I still consider it a standout and one of my favorite mystery novels. Like Dorothy Sayer's mystery Gaudy Night, this novel is set at a women's college--but not the rarefied ...
Like most of Tey's work, this is not a mystery in the usual sense. The term "crime drama" might fit, except it has the wrong connotations. Basically she writes novels that involve crime, but they're mostly about people, and generally very interesting and/or lovable people. I've read this book so man...
This is not so much a murder mystery than a 'psychological' study of the inhabitants of a women's Phys. Ed. college in post war Britain by Miss Pym, a visiting author of a successful pop psychology book. Having said that, there is a crime committed but it comes very late in the book and the main co...
First published in 1946, this novel isn't a conventional murder mystery and doesn't feature Tey's detective Inspector Alan Grant. Rather, the Miss Pym of the title serves the function of detective, without actually being one - either amateur or professional - at all. Rather, she's a high school teac...