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The Singing Sands

The Singing Sands

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By (author) Josephine Tey

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 7 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099556731
  • ISBN 13: 9780099556732
  • Sales rank: 54,543

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On his train back to Scotland for a well-earned rest, Inspector Grant learns that a fellow passenger, one Charles Martin, has been found dead. It looks like a case of misadventure - but Grant is not so sure. Teased by some enigmatic lines of verse that the deceased had apparently scrawled on a newspaper, he follows a trail to the remote Outer Hebrides. And though it is the end of his holiday, it is also the beginning of an intriguing investigation into the bizarre circumstances shrouding Charles Martin's death...

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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.

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"Has all the Tey magic and delight." San Francisco Chronicle "Beautifully written and insistently readable." New York Times "Josephine Tey has always been absoluteely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings" Spectator "Really first class... a continual delight" Times Literary Supplement