The Daughter of Time

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Simon and Schuster, 8 янв. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 208
"One of the best mysteries of all time" (The New York Times)—Josephine Tey recreates one of history’s most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard.

Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world’s most heinous villains—a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother’s children to make his crown secure? Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England’s throne? Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower.

The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing’s most gifted masters.
 

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Read because it's considered by many to be the best mystery ever written. Excellent literary mystery. Really an amazing dive into the "evidence" of 400 years earlier and what might have happened to condemn Richard III to history as an evil villain. Читать весь отзыв

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Пользовательский отзыв  - amaraki - LibraryThing

Did not finish reading this book. Found it incredibly boring. Long quotes from history textbooks. Arrgh! Maybe if I had stuck with it, it might have picked up. Or maybe it is just that you have to be ... Читать весь отзыв

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Josephine Tey began writing full-time after the successful publication of her first novel, The Man in the Queue (1929), which introduced Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard. She died in 1952, leaving her entire estate to the National Trust.

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