Josephine Tey

Josephine Tey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Josephine Tey was a pseudonym used by Elizabeth Mackintosh (25 July 1896-13 February 1952) a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. Mackintosh was born in Inverness, and attended a physical training college in Birmingham before becoming a teacher. Her literary career began when she was forced to give up regular work in order to care for her invalid father. In five of the mystery novels she wrote under the name of Josephine Tey, the hero is Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant (he appears in a sixth, The Franchise Affair, as a minor character). The most famous of these 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. (The novel has influenced later mystery writers, most notably Barbara Mertz, who writes under the name "Elizabeth Peters."show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134912131
  • 9786134912136