Tuesday, September 27, 2011


"The Daughter of Time" by Josephine Tey
Product Description(Amazon.com)
Josephine Tey re-creates one of history's most famous -- and vicious -- crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard
Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains -- a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England's throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower.
The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing's most gifted masters.
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Scribner; 1ST edition (November 29, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0684803860
ISBN-13: 978-0684803869

MY THOUGHTS: I won this book from Bev over at My Reader's Block. Bev is hosting the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. This a new author for me and it won't be the last book from this author that I read. Loved this book!
You are literally taken back in time to examine the accusations, testimonies and material relating to the death of Richard's brother, King Edward IV in 1483. This is a riveting piece of detective history. If you like a mystery and history, you'll love this book. Very enjoyable mystery.


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