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The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey
The Franchise Affair
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Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and... show more
Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane's claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison -- the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks -- which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane's story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684842561 (0684842564)
ASIN: 0684842564
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant #3
bookshelves: published-1948, mystery-thriller, winter-20102011, britain-england, fraudio Read from January 17 to 22, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** A good old fashioned mystery to clean the palate with.The Franchise Affair* (1948). [7 hrs 23 mins] blurb - Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely d...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Franchise Affair
The introduction to the newest editions of the Josephine Tey books by Robert Barnard singles out The Franchise Affair, along with Brat Farrar and The Daughter of Time as books that are more mainstream novels than mere mysteries, and I routinely see those three titles cited as the best books Tey ever...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Franchise Affair
While it is an interesting mystery, it mostly concerns the lawyer Robert Blair and his growth as a person and his asking of questions about the rut he's in. The mystery at the centre, and the catalyst for change, is a accusation of beating and kidnapping on the part of two reclusive women, one of w...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
4.0 The Franchise Affair
A very nice surprise. Not your typical English mystery made famous by Sayers, Marsh or Christie. Josephine Tey focuses on the characters and their quirks, the plot takes the back seat. Not that the plot is boring, it's not. It's just very linear and doesn't offer any surprises. The reader in not kep...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
3.0 The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant Series #3)
Inspector Grant played so little part in it he could go fishing between the chapters.
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