Posts Tagged ‘Josephine Tey’

I’ve been re-reading some old novels, several of them by Josephine Tey, one of two pseudonyms for Elizabeth Mackintosh, a Scottish author.  Her most famous book, starring Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant, is “Daughter of Time.” 

“Daughter of Time” in 1990 was named  by the British-based Crime Writer’s Association  as the greatest mystery novel of all time.  Another of her books was number eleven on the list of 100 books. 

But these quotes, which I enjoyed, come from “The Man in the Queue.”  Despite some obviously older-sounding language, as they were written in the 30’s-50’s, they brought a smile to my face.  As the second pertains to Monday, I thought it appropriate.  If you have a chance, pick up one of her books and let me know what you think. (more…)