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Publisher Comments:

Bestselling author Josephine Tey’s classic final mystery featuring her best-loved character, Inspector Alan Grant, filled with “all the Tey magic and delight” and now featuring a new introduction by Robert Barnard.

On sick leave from Scotland Yard, Inspector Alan Grant is planning a quiet holiday with an old school chum to recover from overwork and mental fatigue. Traveling on the night train to Scotland, however, Grant stumbles upon a dead man and a cryptic poem about “the stones that walk” and “the singing sand,” which send him off on a fascinating search into the verse’s meaning and the identity of the deceased. Grant needs just this sort of casual inquiry to quiet his jangling nerves, despite his doctor’s orders. But what begins as a leisurely pastime eventually turns into a full-blown investigation that leads Grant to discover not only the key to the poem but the truth about a most diabolical murder.

Synopsis:

Now reissued in a handsome trade paperback edition, a bestselling mystery by one of the greatest masters of the genre. "Miss Tey's style and her knack for creating bizarre characters are among the best in the field."--The New Yorker.

About the Author

Robert Barnard is the winner of the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievemetn and the Nero Wolfe Award, as well as the Agatha and Macavity awards.  An eight-time Edgar nominee, he is a member of Britain's distinguished Detection Club, and in May 2003, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in mystery writing.  His most recent novel is A Stranger in the Family, published by Scribner in 2010. He lives with his wife, Louise, in Leeds, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684818924
Introduction:
Barnard, Robert
Author:
Barnard, Robert
Author:
Tey, Josephine
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Grant, Alan
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Grant, Alan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery; british mystery; england mystery; english mystery; josephine tey; josephine tay; inspector grant; inspector alan grant; inspector grant mystery; inspector grant series; scotland yard mystery; murder mystery
Subject:
Val McDermid; Folio Society; Daughter of Time; The Singing Sands; The Man in the Queue; Miss Pym Disposes; To Love and Be Wise; The Franchise Affair; Brat Farrar; Inspector Alan Grant; Inspector Grant; mystery; british mystery; england mystery; english my
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 35
Publication Date:
December 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 6.685 oz

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