The Man in the Queue

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Overview

"The Man in the Queue" is the first case for Scotland Yard Inspector Grant who was to become the hero of five of Josephine Tey's mystery novels. Josephine Tey was in fact a pseudonym for the Scottish author Elizabeth Mackintosh.
It is set in London and is concerned with a mysterious murder that is committed whilst people are queuing in front of the Woofington Theatre to see the final performance of Didn't You Know? starring Ray Marcable, the sensation of the moment.
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Overview

"The Man in the Queue" is the first case for Scotland Yard Inspector Grant who was to become the hero of five of Josephine Tey's mystery novels. Josephine Tey was in fact a pseudonym for the Scottish author Elizabeth Mackintosh.
It is set in London and is concerned with a mysterious murder that is committed whilst people are queuing in front of the Woofington Theatre to see the final performance of Didn't You Know? starring Ray Marcable, the sensation of the moment.
Written over 80 years ago, in 1929, this crime novel has aged amazingly well and is mostly concerned with the personalities and motivations of the characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781391990
  • Publisher: Benediction Books
  • Publication date: 5/23/2012
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

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, 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.

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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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  • 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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