The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant #1) by Josephine Tey
Thoughts Before Reading:
This book was published in 1929 and is the first of Britain’s Inspector Alan Grant mysteries by Elizabeth MacKintosh, aka Josephine Tey. This was the first book Tey ever wrote, doing so to enter a competition.
Everyone is in line to see the amazing Ray Marcable in her last show in Britain. After tonight she will be heading to America to Hollywood.
One man decides to help a man who has fallen, and it turns out that the guy has been murdered.
Everyone freaks out and wants to leave, but the police come round and take people on for questioning.
Supposedly no one saw anything, so it is up to Inspector Grant to find out who killed this man, and why Ray Marcable seems to be in the middle of it.
Thoughts After Reading:
I didn’t like this book at all.
I thought the style it was written in was horrible and made it hard to connect to.
I thought Inspector Grant was good, but the rest of the characters not so much. The mystery was boring and easily solvable.
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