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The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant #5) by Josephine Tey

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Who really killed the princes in the tower?

Was Richard III truly the ogre of legend and Shakespeare’s play. – a wicked uncle who murdered his nephews to steal the crown of England?

Inspector Alan Grant is not so sure. Laid up in hospital with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with unravelling this most enduring of historical mysteries. As he investigates with the help of an enthusiastic young American scholar, he unearths long-buried intrigues and comes to a startling conclusion.

The Daughter of Time is a 1951 detective novel by Josephine Tey, concerning a modern police officer’s investigation into the alleged crimes of King Richard III of England. It was the last book Tey published in her lifetime, shortly before her death. In 1990 it was voted number one in The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time list compiled by the British Crime Writers’ Association. In 1995 it was voted number four in The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time list compiled by the Mystery Writers of America. 

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Goodreads rating: 3.90

Condition: Used - very good

Format: Paperback, 224 pages

Dimensions: 128 x 197 x 20mm, 236g

Publication date: 5 Jan 2023

Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo

ISBN-13: 9781782278429