logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
The Daughter of Time
by: (author)
3.84 515
Josephine Tey re-creates one of history's most famous -- and vicious -- crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a... show more
Josephine Tey re-creates one of history's most famous -- and vicious -- crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains -- a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England's throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower. The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing's most gifted masters.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684803869 (0684803860)
ASIN: 684803860
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Alan Grant (#5)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Daughter of TIme
Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant lies in the hospital with a broken leg and he is utterly bored. Since Grant has the ability to judge a character from a persons look, he takes a look at a photograph of Richard III, who is supposed to have killed his two nephews, the princes in the towers. He immed...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
5.0 The Daughter of Time
Richard III had been credited with the elimination of two nephews, and his name was a synonym for evil. But Henry VII, whose ‘settled and considered policy’ was to eliminate a whole family was regarded as a shrewd and far-seeing monarch. Not very lovable perhaps, but constructive and painstaking, an...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Daughter of Time
I don't know what to say about this book. I hate talking about books like this because I can't treat it as purely fiction, nor purely non-fiction. It was well written; it was riveting, even when I was wondering why the hell I was still reading a book about a man flat on his back in a hospital bed....
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
3.0 The Daughter of Time
3,5 stars, a pleasant, old-fashioned read.
Bookloving writer
Bookloving writer rated it
3.5 Josephine Tey's mysteries
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...
Other editions (48)
Books by Josephine Tey
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?