The Daughter of Time

By Unknown - Scanned from the book The National Portrait Gallery History of the Kings and Queens of England by David Williamson, ISBN 1855142287., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7500759
Richard III

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Inspector Allan Grant has fallen through a trapdoor and is hospitalized and bored beyond belief.  Martha (actress) visits him and to cheer him up she finds and gives him prints of various portraits. Grant is occupied by looking at faces and finding out which type of person it is. optaget af at kunne se på ansigtet hvilke type menneske det er. He is especially intrigued by the portrait of Richard III, and  doesn't think he looks like a person responsible for the murder of two children. He starts reading history to find a solution to the murder puzzle.
Again a  well written novel in the series with many funny phrases and descriptions, as this one when Mrs. Tinker left the ward: "When she had gone creaking away, in a shoes-and-corset concerto,"
An enjoyable read.

The Daughter of Time is the 5th book in the Inspector Alan Grant series - there is a total of 6.

The other books in the series I have blogged about:

The Man in the Queue  - Inspector Alan Grant 1
A Shilling for Candles - Inspector Alan Grant 2
The Franchise Affair - Inspector Alan Grant 3
To Love and be Wise - Inspector Alan Grant 4

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