Josephine Tey

1 The Daughter of Time

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-01-08
Description :  "One of the best mysteries of all time" (<i>The New York Times</i>)—Josephine Tey recreates one of history’s most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard.<br /><br />Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world’s most heinous villains—a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother’s children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England’s throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower.<br /><br /><i>The Daughter of Time</i> is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing’s most gifted masters.

2 The Man in the Queue

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-01-08
Description :  Inspector Alan Grant searches for the identity of a man killed in the line at a theater and for the identity of the killer—whom no one saw.<br /><br />A long line had formed for the standing-room-only section of the Woffington Theatre. London’s favorite musical comedy of the past two years was finishing its run at the end of the week. Suddenly, the line began to move, forming a wedge before the open doors as hopeful theatergoers nudged their way forward. But one man, his head sunk down upon his chest, slowly sank to his knees and then, still more slowly, keeled over on his face. Thinking he had fainted, a spectator moved to help, but recoiled in horror from what lay before him: the man in the queue had a small silver dagger neatly plunged into his back. With the wit and guile that have made Inspector Grant a favorite of mystery fans, the inspector sets about discovering just how a murder occurred among so many witnesses, none of whom saw a thing.

3 Brat Farrar

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-12-25
Description :  What begins as a ploy to claim an inheritance ends with the impostor’s life hanging in the balance.<br /><br />In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life. Culminating in a final terrible moment when all is revealed, <i>Brat Farrar</i> is a precarious adventure that grips the reader early and firmly and then holds on until the explosive conclusion.

4 Miss Pym Disposes

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-12-25
Description :  Miss Lucy Pym, a popular English psychologist, is guest lecturer at a physical training college. The year's term is nearly over, and Miss Pym -- inquisitive and observant -- detects a furtiveness in the behavior of one student during a final exam. She prevents the girl from cheating by destroying her crib notes. But Miss Pym's cover-up of one crime precipitates another -- a fatal "accident" that only her psychological theories can prove was really murder.

5 To Love and Be Wise

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-12-25
Description :  A witty and sophisticated mystery featuring bestselling author Josephine Tey’s popular Inspector Alan Grant, a beloved character created by a woman considered to be one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.<br /><br />Literary sherry parties were not Alan Grant's cup of tea. But when the Scotland Yard Inspector arrived to pick up actress Marta Hallard for dinner, he was struck by the handsome young American photographer, Leslie Searle. Author Lavinia Fitch was sure her guest "must have been something very wicked in ancient Greece," and the art colony at Salcott St. Mary would have agreed. Yet Grant heard nothing more of Searle until the news of his disappearance. Had Searle drowned by accident or could he have been murdered by one of his young women admirers? Was it a possible case of suicide or had the photographer simply vanished for reasons of his own?

6 A Shilling for Candles

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-12-25
Description :  Was there anyone who <i>didn’t </i>want lovely screen actress Christine Clay dead?<br /><br />Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact of life. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something is wrong when a beautiful film actress is found lying dead on the beach one bright summer’s morning. Inspector Grant has to take a more professional attitude: death by suicide, however common, has to have a motive—just like murder…

7 The Franchise Affair

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-12-25
Description :  Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane's claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison -- the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks -- which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane's story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.

8 La hija del tiempo

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-03-01
Description :  Las largas horas de convalecencia en la cama de un hospital pueden llegar a ser mortales para una mente despierta como la de Alan Grant, inspector de Scotland Yard. Pero sus días de tedio acaban cuando alguien le propone un interesante tema sobre el que meditar: ¿podría adivinarse el carácter de alguien solo por su aspecto? <br /><i>La hija del tiempo</i> (Serie Alan Grant, 4) es, sin duda, un clásico que merece un lugar de honor en la biblioteca de todo amante de la literatura negra.<br />Grant se basará en un retrato de Ricardo III para demostrar que ello es posible: el monarca más despiadado de la historia del Reino Unido podría haber sido, según Grant, inocente de todo crimen. Aquí comienza una investigación llena de conjeturas acerca de la persona y el reinado de Ricardo III, un controvertido pasaje de la historia británica que, tras haber leído esta novela, indudablemente será visto con otros ojos.

9 L'uomo in coda

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-05-28
Description :  Fuori dal Woffington Theatre a Londra una lunga coda di persone aspetta di assistere all'ultima rappresentazione di un musical, il più popolare che si sia visto da anni. Quando finalmente le porte del teatro si aprono e la coda si muove, un uomo piega lentamente la testa sul petto e si accascia a terra, forse svenuto. Le persone accorse a soccorrerlo fanno un balzo indietro, inorridite: l'uomo è trafitto da un piccolo pugnale d'argento. Chi può aver compiuto un simile gesto, sotto gli occhi di tanti testimoni ignari? E soprattutto, chi era l'uomo in coda? Perché è stato ucciso? Non ha documenti con sé: sembra impossibile risalire alla sua identità, e ancor più al movente del suo assassino. Per fortuna il caso viene affidato all'ispettore Grant, che mettendo a frutto il suo grande acume riuscirà a venire a capo di un delitto apparentemente irrisolvibile.

10 Sabbie che cantano

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-05-28
Description :  In licenza per motivi di salute, l'ispettore Grant di Scotland Yard parte per la Scozia in cerca di riposo fisico e mentale. Ma sul treno notturno diretto al Nord si imbatte nel cadavere di un passeggero. Morto in seguito a una caduta accidentale avvenuta mentre era ubriaco, apparentemente. Accanto al corpo, un giornale su cui sono scarabocchiati i versi di un'enigmatica poesia che parla di "pietre vaganti" e "sabbie che cantano". Chi è il morto? Si è trattato davvero di una disgrazia? E cosa significano quelle parole? L'istinto da segugio di Alan Grant non può che essere attratto da quel mistero, e così, nonostante i consigli del medico, l'ispettore decide che per calmare i suoi nervi scossi non c'è niente di meglio che un caso da risolvere. Ma quello che sembra un innocuo passatempo si trasformerà presto in una ricerca intensa, in un'indagine imprevista che porterà Grant a scoprire non solo il significato della poesia, ma anche l'oscura verità su un omicidio diabolico.

11 Le monogramme de perles

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-11-21
Description :  La file d'attente s'allonge indéfiniment, ce soir-là, devant le théâtre Woflington : le public, ébloui par la ravissante et talentueuse Ray Marcable, veut l'entendre et la voir une dernière fois avant qu'elle parte pour New York où l'attend un contrat mirifique. Dans la foule qui se presse à l'ouverture des portes, il y a bousculade, les rangs se font et se défont. Un homme tombe. Evanoui ? Mais non, à bien y regarder, c'est la garde d'un poignard qui dépasse de son dos. Et l'affaire du Woffington va marquer, pour l'inspecteur Grant de Scotland Yard, le début d'une chasse à l'homme inattendue, faite de coïncidences perverses et de hasards curieux, le moindre de ses problèmes n'étant pas qu'il n'a pas la plus petite idée de l'identité de la victime...

12 Jeune et innocent

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2014-12-11
Description :  <b>Un roman à énigmes dans la pure tradition du whodunit britannique, écrit en 1936 par la reine du crime écossaise et adapté par Hitchcock au cinéma.</b> <br />Peu après la découverte d'un cadavre sur la plage, la nouvelle est sur toutes les lèvres : Christine Clay, l'actrice au renom international, a été retrouvée noyée. Mais est-ce vraiment un accident ? Connaissant l'entourage de la victime, rien n'est moins sûr : mari volage, frère cupide et amant présumé, les suspects ne manquent pas. Sans compter qu'elle hébergeait depuis quelques jours un jeune inconnu à qui elle a légué un héritage important. Pour résoudre une affaire aussi complexe, il faudra bien tout le doigté de l'inspecteur Alan Grant, appelé en renfort depuis Scotland Yard. <br /><br /> Un classique de la littérature policière, signé par la Reine écossaise du crime (auteure de <i>La Fille du temps</i>) et adapté au cinéma par Hitchcock, à redécouvrir d'urgence.

13 Elle n'en pense pas un mot

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-12-03
Description :  <b>Une adolescente accuse deux femmes de l'avoir battue et séquestrée : un grand classique de la littérature policière des années 1940, inspirée d'une histoire vraie. </b> <br />Surrey, 1948. L'inspecteur Grant est dépêché par Scotland Yard à Milford pour aider la police locale à démêler une sombre histoire de kidnapping. Marion Sharpe et sa mère sont accusées d'avoir enlevé et battu Betty Kane, une orpheline de guerre de 16 ans. Pour assurer leur défense, les Sharpe font bientôt appel à l'avocat Robert Blair qui, bien qu'étranger d'ordinaire aux affaires criminelles, accepte de leur venir en aide, ce qui ne va pas sans causer quelques frictions avec la police pendant l'enquête et le procès. Avec son regard franc, son maintien si réservé, la fraîcheur de ses seize ans, Betty est l'image même de l'adolescente sympathique, sans défense. Pas un jury au monde ne songera à mettre en doute ses effroyables accusations, pas un journal n'hésitera à publier sa photo en première page. Et pourtant Robert Blair sait qu'il se trouve en face d'une sale petite menteuse. Mais comment le prouver ? Il a tout retourné sans trouver le moindre indice. Il doit pourtant y avoir une faille dans cette cuirasse de mensonges. Le tout est de la découvrir avant que ne s'ouvre le procès.

14 時間的女兒

Author : Josephine Tey
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-06-05
Description :  <b>推理史上第一奇書!歷史翻案小說代表作!當真相在歷史中隱匿,時間最終會站在哪一邊</b><b>?</b><br /> <b>重新授權,全新重譯本</b><b><br /> </b><b>唐諾、詹宏志</b><b>&#xa0; </b><b>專文導讀</b><b>&#xa0;<br /> </b><b>小說家</b><b> </b><b>甘耀明</b><b>&#xa0; </b><b>推薦</b><br /> 《時間的女兒》要談的是,多數我們認知的歷史,如何被人竊占了。至少它讓讀者去質疑歷史,而不是接受。――著名科幻小說作家舟.沃頓(Jo Walton)<br /> 「偵探領域的永恆經典!……而且是最精采的一本,歷久彌新。」——安東尼.鮑查(美國科幻、推理小說編輯、作家、評論家,美國推理作家協會創立者之一)<br /> 「不只是年度推理之最,更是經典推理之作!」——桃樂西.休斯(美國推理小說作者、評論家)<br /> *美國推理作家協會票選百大推理小說第四名、歷史推理小說類第一名<br /> *英國犯罪作家協會百大最愛推理小說第一名<br /> *英國著名推理小說評論家H. R. F. 基亭選為百大最佳推理小說之一<br /> *英國著名推理小說評論家朱利安.西蒙斯百大犯罪推理小說之一<br /> *2009年英國衛報選為1000本死前必讀的小說之一



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