The Franchise Affair

The Franchise Affair

by Josephine Tey

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The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781476733166
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 12/25/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 182,959
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Josephine Tey is considered one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. She died in 1952.
Josephine Tey began writing full-time after the successful publication of her first novel, The Man in the Queue (1929), which introduced Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard. She died in 1952, leaving her entire estate to the National Trust.

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The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant Series #3) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
A bit dated, especially in her social stereotypes, but Tey's elegant prose is a pleasure to read. Very much the classic English mystery novel of the circa WWII era dominated by Christie, Marsh, and Tey.
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Lefty1 More than 1 year ago
A very boring read. I had to struggle to the very end to keep going and not put it down.