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The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant Series #1)

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    The Man in the Queue is not your ordinary mystery!

    For the serious mystery buff I highly recommend Josephine Tey novels. I was introduced to this novelist by a local reading group teacher. Ms. Tey is an extraordinary writer. She manipulates her readers so skillfully and elicits just the reactions that she desires. The Man in the Queue is a puzzling plot because a murder is committed in public with no witnesses. A man standing in line waiting to enter a theater suddenly keels over dead - stabbed in the back. Not one person on line saw anything unusual (or so they say). Ms. Tey has a very clever way of throwing suspicion of several characters, all of which have motive, means and opportunity.
    I don't want to say too much, I may give the plot away, but I can guarantee that you will really enjoy this book. I also recommend Brat Ferrar by Ms. Tey. This book is even better than The Man in the Queue.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    I found Josephine Tey by accident while looking for mysteries on

    I found Josephine Tey by accident while looking for mysteries on the Barnes and Noble website. The reviews intrigued me and I decided to order the first book in the Inspector Grant series. What a great decision that turned out to be! Josephine Tey is a brilliant writer with extraordinary talent. It's true, as the other reviewers noted, that her books are very different from most mysteries. They are full of beautiful images, wonderful settings, interesting characters, and well-developed plots. I can't wait to read the entire series and I only wish there were more of her books to devour.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

    I enjoy a good mystery, and this one suited me right down to the

    I enjoy a good mystery, and this one suited me right down to the ground.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Very Good Mystery!

    I really enjoyed the mystery since I wasn't able to figure out any of it until it was revealed. I would have given a five-star rating. Except I have to admit I really didn't understand or care for the style in which it was written. Lines break up in unexpected places, which I believe is called the "poetic" style. As much as possible, I just ignored where the lines ended and actually read it according to punctuation. The book was very enjoyable. In spite of that small annoyance and I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good mystery!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    bought book been reprinted soft coveri

    Try sample page before buying terrible format shows up m a

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    terrible formatting

    Almost unreadable because of bad formatting. One line is followed by one 1/3 the length and on and on. I have learned to get a sample if available so you do not get trapped into a purchase for something you just have to delete.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    Why does BN say that Robert Bernard is author of this Tey book?

    Why does BN say that Robert Bernard is author of this Tey book? I wanted to buy Tey #1, now not sure what I would get.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Good mystery

    Nice British mystery! I would love to see all of this author's made available on the Nook!

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    Classic English mystery!

    Josephine Tey truly is the master of mysteries. This first book in the Inspector Alan Grant series has it all--an intriguing murder, clues there for the reader to find, and a tightly written plot. Plus, Josephine Tey uses the English language in the manner of the great British authors of the 19th century--it's a pleasure to read.

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