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Josephine Tey

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We are always interested in  buying books in nice condition by this author
UK first editions please - if you have anything of interest - please do Contact Us


Brief History - Biography

Josephine Tey, real name Elizabeth Mackintosh, was born in Scotland in 1897 and died in 1952. She worked in education as physical training instructor initially. Her main series character under this name was Inspector Alan Grant. Her output was slight but what it lacked in volume it more than made up for in quality. Only eight novels under this name and three others under her other pen name Gordon Daviot. Her style is set firmly in the Golden Age school of mystery fiction and not dissimilar to Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie. This is definitely a case of an author being under appreciated today. Those familiar with her work know only too well how it stands up against many much better known writers. Always very well plotted with solid characters who are all well rounded and indeed believable. If you have not read any of this authors work then we highly recommend you do so - you will not be disappointed.
A Sample of Books Wanted

The Daughter of Time
Miss Pym Disposes
A Shilling for Candles
The Man in the Queue

Any early 1sts or complete sets
Author signed 1sts

General Requirements
We will buy the earliest books without jacket or indeed jackets alone
We will even consider former private or public lending library copies.
UK first editions only please.

Payment - Prices Paid
We operate seriously in this area and consequently pay very well indeed.
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Final Word
Here is a prime case of an superb and historically important mystery writer who is deserving of more recognition.
Whilst well known to collectors of the genre she deserves more attention from a new market.