Title: The Daughter of Time
Author: Tey, Josephine
Publisher: Peter Davies Ltd, London
Publication Date: 1951
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: Fair
Comments: D-j chipped and pc’d. Minor wear to headcap. Spine slightly cocked. Pastedown on inside front cover is raised in one spot.
Synopsis: Inspector Alan Grant, laid up in hospital, has friends research reference books and contemporary documents so that he can puzzle out the mystery of whether King Richard III of England murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Grant comes to the firm conclusion that King Richard was totally innocent of the death of the Princes (now doubted by historians, principally Alison Weir). Especially relevant after the discovery of the King’s remains in a Leicester car park.
Josephine Tey (Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), wrote her most famous book just one year before her tragically early death from cancer. In 1990, The Daughter of Time was selected by the British based Crime Writer’s Association as the greatest mystery novel of all time. Very scarce in this early impression.