The Man in the Queue
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The Man in the Queue

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Outside a London theatre a throng of people wait expectantly for the last performance of a popular musical. But as the doors open at last, something spoils all thought of entertainment: a man in the queue is found murdered by the deadly thrust of a stiletto...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 28mm | 300g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099556723
  • 9780099556725
  • 90,250

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Outside a London theatre a throng of people wait unexpectantly for the last performance of a popular musical. But as the doors open at last, a man in the queue is found murdered by the deadly thrust of a stiletto.show more

Review quote

"The Man In The Queue is as fresh and original as ever, 85 years on. Never one to tie herself to genre conventions, Tey builds on character and circumstances to create an enthralling cat-and-mouse hunt." Daily Mail "Inspector Alan Grant, my favourite detective of all time, painstakingly, fascinatingly identifies the body then chases suspects up to the Highlands of Scotland and all around the town." Daily Expressshow more

About Josephine Tey

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.show more

Review Text

"Inspector Alan Grant, my favourite detective of all time, painstakingly, fascinatingly identifies the body then chases suspects up to the Highlands of Scotland and all around the town."show more

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Outside a London theatre, a throng of people wait expectantly for the last performance of a popular musical. But as the doors open at last, something spoils all thought of entertainment: a man in the queue is found murdered by the deadly thrust of a stiletto... 'Inspector Alan Grant, my favourite detective of all time, painstakingly, fascinatingly identifies the body then chases suspects up to the Highlands of Scotland and all around the town' Daily Express 'Josephine Tey has always been absolutely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings' Spectator 'All the Tey magic ... Superb!' San Francisco Chronicleshow more

Rating details

6,220 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,661)
4 38% (2,360)
3 28% (1,717)
2 6% (360)
1 2% (122)
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