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    DescriptionMarion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window. But there's something about Betty Kane's story that doesn't quite add up. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard is stumped. And it takes Robert Blair, local solicitor turned amateur detective, to solve the mystery that lies at the heart of The Franchise Affair...


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    Title
    The Franchise Affair
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josephine Tey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099536833
    ISBN 10: 0099536838
    Classifications

    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    31 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "First-rate mystery, ably plotted and beautifully written" Los Angeles Times "Permanent classics in the detective field ... no superlatives are adequate" New York Times "Josephine Tey has always been absolutely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings" The Spectator