The Singing Sands
While traveling on the night train to Scotland, inspector Alan Grant is disturbed by a dead man in B-7. The deceased was a young man who had been drinking heavily. Having accidentally carried off the dead man's newspaper, Grant discovers a cryptic poem beside the newsprint that speaks of "The... show more
While traveling on the night train to Scotland, inspector Alan Grant is disturbed by a dead man in B-7. The deceased was a young man who had been drinking heavily. Having accidentally carried off the dead man's newspaper, Grant discovers a cryptic poem beside the newsprint that speaks of "The beasts that talk. The stones that walk. The singing sand. That guard the way to Paradise." On sick leave from Scotland Yard, the inspector's instincts take over as he uncovers clues to a diabolical murder.
Publish date: March 7th 2011
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Alan Grant (#6)
Hell was concentrated essence of a winter morning after a sleepless night of self-distaste. I’ve been meaning to write a review of The Singing Sands since I first read it but, as is the case with books I really like, I’ve just never really found a way to start. The things about The Singing Sands...
This is both the last of the Inspector Grant novels, and the last book published by Josephine Tey. It was published posthumously after her death of liver cancer - it was found in her papers as a completed novel. It probably wasn't the best idea to start with the last book written by Ms. Tey. I hav...
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...
Sadly Tey wrote only eight mysteries, and this is her last, published posthumously. I don't think it's among her best. I'd rate it perhaps sixth out of the eight, but it's still a great read, and stands out as a character study of her detective, Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard. When he first ...
When Inspector Alan Grant finds himself battling claustrophobia and panic attacks as a result of overwork, he takes himself on a fishing holiday to Scotland.At the end of his overnight train-ride he stumbles on the body of a young man who has died during the night. Because he is on his holidays he d...