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Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait The Daughter PDFEPUBof Richard III Could s In 1951 Josephine Tey wrote her 5th novel in the Inspector Grant series In 1990 this mystery novel was named the greatest mystery novel of all time by the British Crime Writers Association After reading it I can definitely see whyFor one thing during the entire novel Inspector Alan Grant is confined to bed with a broken leg and a strained back He is an inspector for Scotland Yard an active man relying on his brains and his brawn to help him solve cases He also studies faces and uses his intuition to help him figure out who did what when it comes to crimeNow however he is beside himself Stuck in one place tired of tracing the possible pictures in the cracks and fissures of the ceiling above him bored beyond belief and ready to bolt or stage a revolt whichever might allow him to release some steamThanks to some friends he is offered a mystery to solve A very old mystery one with its roots in history which means it is written by historians which means a combination of invention speculation and based only on whatever facts might have been expedient to use at the timeThat is the basic introduction to this amazingly well written book It is funny moves along faster than a hospital bed on greased wheels down a long hallway no that didn t happen and it is crime solving with collaboration at its very best And there is a twist near the end that I did not see coming Not even closeI am so glad that I read this book It was an exhilarating experience and even exceeded my expectations which is saying a great deal considering I knew the honours that have been bestowed on this novel I do recommend it as a fascinating bit of sleuthing from a few hundred years after the fact

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Uch a sensitive face actually belong to a heinous villain a king who killed his brother's children to Sin death and hell have set their marks on himAnd all their ministers attend on him William Shakespeare Richard III Act I Scene IIIRichard III is one of history s most notorious villains Thanks in large part to Shakespeare s play he is known as a remorseless usurper who murdered his young nephews the princes in the tower so that he could become King He was King for less than two years but he remains one of the memorable characters from British history This is not an open and shut case The Ricardian contingent still active as the Richard III Society thinks Richard got a raw deal His fame comes from a play written during the reign of the Tudor Elizabeth I based on work by Thomas More who served the Tudor Henry VIII The Tudors they argue had a vested interest in showing Richard in the worst possible light After all the first Tudor King Henry VII came to the throne after defeating Richard in battle Richard s defenders hold that he was falsely accused of ordering the murders suffering an unfair blot on his reputation that has lasted for several hundred yearsJosephine Tey presents the pro Richard arguments in an unusual way Published in 1951 the novel is set in the first part of the 20th century Alan Grant an inspector from Scotland Yard was injured while pursuing a suspect He is laid up in the hospital for weeks recovering from his injuries Bored out of his gourd he is looking for something to occupy him It comes in the form of a picture a print of this painting of King Richard III Grant studies the painting and thinks a guy with such a lovable face just couldn t have done those terrible things and given his background as a detective Grant knows faces With the help of a friend who acts as a research assistant he investigates the case ultimately finding view spoilerRichard innocent with his successor Henry VII as the real culprit hide spoiler

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Secure his crown Grant seeks what kind of man Richard was and who in fact killed the princes in the towe The author has created a skilful investigation of Richard III s involvement in the deaths of his two nephews Laid up with injuries in a hospital Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is utterly bored with nothing to do except look at patterns on the ceiling The Inspector has a canny knack for reading faces and as he looks upon Richard III s portrait he doesn t see a murderer but of a haunted man Through a great deal of research on source documents testimonies and evaluating written records Inspector Grand spends his convalescing time uncovering the ualities of Richard III Although slow in some chapters it tends to read like a history lesson but very well done would appeal to history buffs An eye opener for how history is written to the benefit of those in power while revealing how other past events actually happened not how they have been portrayed uite interesting makes one consider what is actually true or entirely false


10 thoughts on “The Daughter of Time

  1. says:

    Perhaps the oddest and best mystery ever written Police Inspector Grant flat on his back in hospital solves the historical mystery of Richard

  2. says:

    In 1951 Josephine Tey wrote her 5th novel in the Inspector Grant series In 1990 this mystery novel was named the greatest mystery novel of all time by the British Crime Writers' Association After reading it I can definitely see whyFor one thing during the entire novel Inspector Alan Grant is confined to bed with a broken leg and a strained back He is an inspector for Scotland Yard – an active man relying on his brains and his brawn to he

  3. says:

    This day was our good King Richard piteously slain and murdered; to the great heaviness of this cityIf you take the players in The War of the Roses and place them in modern times one could almost compare them to The Mob fighting for control of their territoryimage error

  4. says:

    I went into this book only knowing that it proved Richard III wasn't the wicked uncle who offed his nephews in the Tower What I didn't know was that after a rather snarky and fun intro that sets the scene of a cranky inspector bed ridden with a

  5. says:

    Okay now I’m

  6. says:

    Sin death and hell have set their marks on himAnd all their ministers attend on him William Shakespeare Richard III Act I Scene IIIRichard III is one of history’s most notorious villains Thanks in large part to Shakespeare’s play he is known as a remorseless usurper who murdered his young nephews the “princes in the tower”

  7. says:

    The author has created a skilful investigation of Richard III’s involvement in the deaths of his two nephews Laid up with injuries in a hospital Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is utterly bored with nothing to do except look at patterns on the ceiling The Inspector has a canny knack for reading faces and as he looks upon Richard III’s portrait he doesn’t see a murderer but of a haunted man Through a great deal of resear

  8. says:

    Rating 45 of fiveThe Publisher Says Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III Could such a sensitive face a

  9. says:

    Richard III had been credited with the elimination of two nephews and his name was a synonym for evil But Henry VII whose ‘settled a

  10. says:

    It’s hard to read A Daughter of Time and not think of James Stewart similarly laid up in Rear Window which was produced only a few years later than Tey’s mystery In Hitchcock’s movie the photographer casts a panoptic gaze at the people he can see through the many apartment windows available from his rear window and plays detective with the help of the ridiculously over dressed Grace Kelly Alan Grant in Tey’s novel similarly wounded

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