Josephine Tey

Josephine Tey

Josephine Tey (1896-1952) was one of the great mystery writers of the golden age of mystery, who sadly died young and published only a dozen books. Born in Inverness in Scotland, her real name was Elizabeth Mackintosh and she was also a playwright. Her books are easy to read but with very satisfying, twisty plots. Many, but not all, feature Detective Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard. If you’re into the murder mystery genre, you’ll probably want to read them all.

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The Best Cosy Mysteries, recommended by M C Beaton

North Scotland is wonderful countryside, a marvellous setting for a murder. The wind just screams from horizon to horizon – it’s like living in a speeded-up nature film. You open up the kitchen door and catch a passing sheep…

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