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

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


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The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant Series #1) by Robert Barnard, Josephine Tey

Set in London, this classic murder mystery introduces Inspector Alan Grant, who is charged with sorting out not only the identity of a victim, but the logistics of the stabbing itself, which occurred in a dense crowd of theater-goers, none of whom saw anything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684815022
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 11/28/1995
Series: Inspector Alan Grant Series , #1
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 155,594
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Barnard (1936-2013) was awarded the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Nero Wolfe Award, as well as the Agatha and Macavity awards. An eight-time Edgar nominee, he was a member of Britain's distinguished Detection Club, and, in May 2003, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in mystery writing. His most recent novel, Charitable Body, was published by Scribner in 2012.

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 Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant Series #1) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cinnamonVV More than 1 year ago
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.
goatdriver More than 1 year ago
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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gg17 More than 1 year ago
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.