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Man in the Queue (original 1929; edition 1995)

by Josephine Tey, Robert Barnard (Introduction)

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Title:Man in the Queue
Authors:Josephine Tey
Other authors:Robert Barnard (Introduction)
Info:Touchstone (1995), Edition: 1st Collier Books Ed, Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:To read, Your library, Mystery
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Another excellent Josephine Tey (aka Gordon Daviot). This is the first starring Inspector Alan Grant. A man is murdered in line and his neighbors claim they saw nothing. In her next stories of Inspector Grant you will notice a marked difference; perhaps because this was Tey's first novel? In my opinion A Shilling for Candles offers a much more seasoned Tey, being that it was written seven years later. Nevertheless, everything I read from her was worth--my all time favorite being The Franchise Affair. ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
A man in the queue to buy a ticket for a popular London show dies with a knife in his back . Inspector Grant investigates --a difficult case as the man is unidentified. ( )
  antiquary | Aug 9, 2016 |
Wow. I can't believe that this is the same writer who wrote Daughter of Time & The Franchise Affair. The plot is boring, the writing very uneven with too many dull descriptive passages. It was such a grind, I had to force myself to continue plodding on. After 50 pgs I had finally had enough & gave up. Too many wonderful books out there to waste your time on this one. My recommendation is don't bother. ( )
  Icewineanne | Aug 4, 2016 |
felt more disjointed and dated than other Tey's I have read, but intriguing to see how it all played out anyway ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
read for Literary value - and don't give up after first because it is flawed...
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
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Josephine Teyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barnard, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Drews, KristiinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hilsum, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorne, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was between seven and eight o'clock on a March evening, and all over London the bars were being drawn back from pit and gallery doors.
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Inspector Alan Grant searches for the identity of a man killed in the line at a theater and for the identity of the killer — whom no one saw.

Outside a London theatre a throng of people wait expectantly for the last performance of a popular musical. But as the doors open at last, something spoils all thought of entertainment: a man in the queue is found murdered by the deadly thrust of a stiletto...

Set in London, this classic murder mystery introduces Inspector Alan Grant, who is charged with sorting out not only the identity of a victim, but the logistics of the stabbing itself, which occurred in a dense crowd of theater-goers, none of whom saw anything. Grant investigates the murder of a man whose body is found wedged in the line waiting to attend a popular musical. Initially, he seeks out a suspect who fits his own preconception of the kind of man who might have committed the crime. Grant follows the hapless Lamont on a wild chase through London and the Scottish Highlands, nearly precipitates his death by drowning, and arrests him for murder despite an intuitive feeling that the physical evidence is somehow wrong.

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Inspector Alan Grant searches for the identity of a man killed in the line ata theater and for the identity of the killer--whom no one saw.

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Inspector Grant of the CID travels deep into the theatrical world in his efforts to build up a picture of the nameless stranger found stabbed to death in the queue outside the theatre.

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