The Daughter of Time

The Daughter of Time : The Best Selling Crime

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Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III. Could such a sensitive face actually belong to a heinous villain - a king who killed his brother's children to secure his crown? Grant seeks what kind of man Richard was and who in fact killed the princes in the tower. "Josephine Tey has always been absolutely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings." - Spectator "Inspector Alan Grant? painstakingly, fascinatingly identifies the body, then chases suspects up to the Highlands of Scotland and all around the town." -Daily Expressshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 226.8g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514150816
  • 9781514150818

About Josephine Tey

Josephine Tey was a a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. She was born in Inverness, the daughter of Colin Mackintosh and Josephine (nee Horne). In five of the mystery novels, the most famous is The Daughter of Time, in which Grant, laid up in hospital, has friends research reference books and contemporary documents so that he can puzzle out the mystery of whether King Richard III of England murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Grant comes to the firm conclusion that King Richard was totally innocent of the death of the Princes. In 1990, The Daughter of Time was selected by the British-based Crime Writers' Association as the greatest mystery novel of all time; Her another one, The Franchise Affair was 11th on the same list of 100 books. In 2012, Peter Hitchens wrote that, "Josephine Tey's clarity of mind, and her loathing of fakes and of propaganda, are like pure, cold spring water in a weary land," and what she loves above all is to show that things are very often not what they seem to be, that we are too easily fooled, that ready acceptance of conventional wisdom is not just dangerous, but a result of laziness, incuriosity and of a resistance to reason."show more

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