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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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 13, 2011

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