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Read The Singing Sands Josephine Tey Ë 4 Download Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey Paradise was thisInspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard was on sick leave but he was so fascinated by the poem and the reckless looking youth who had scribbled it a youth he’d found by accident uite dead in a. Josephine Tey is the pseudonym for Elizabeth Mackintosh 1896 1952 Both a playwright under the pseudonym Gordon Daviot and novelist and due to a fierce predilection to keeping her life private little is known about this author She guarded her life jealously avoided the press side stepped photographers and never did any interviews Biographers for the most part are therefore fairly well pissed off about the whole secretive thingAnd that s actually why Tey s novels are a bit of a game with readers and biographers alike including myself Absent documentary information about this writer it is to the novels they turn for hints about her life It s like knitting a pleasant past time with many a reader and in fact Tey often referred to her novels as being tantamount to Yearly Knitting One might compare this to a comparable story in today s music industry where Taylor Swift who though not exactly shunning the media steadfastly refuses to discuss her personal life and points her critics and admireres to her singersongwriter work for the answer to their uestions Just so with Ms TeyAnd though she wrote primarily mysteries they appear as an afterthought to Tey When reading her novels you get the feeling she s pursuing something other than a conclusion to the mysterysomething always wrapped in a puzzle in and of itself and something always decorated using a wonderful sense of language She has been described as writing with exuisite characterization and a meticulous prose styleThe books are period pieces written over half a century ago and reuire a particular love of reading such pieces which I fortunately possess The Man in ueue her first mystery with Grant written as a beginner was reportedly written in two weeks for a competition sponsored by the publisher Methuen and is dedicated to her typewriter named Brisena Her second Inspector Grant novel which I ve not read was A Shilling for Candles Throughout the novels I get a sense that Ms Tey was not fond of celebrated figures in history Her most famous mystery The Daughter of Time would be a good example of writer frowning upon writer in this case ShakespeareRomance or rather marriage is often avoided in her novels It s like Success must be brought to oneself and not through others It describes Inspector Grant who appears in a number of her novels perfectly though there are some deviations here and there Bratt Farrar another of her famous novels reveals to the reader Tey s obvious fondness for horses And perhaps through The Singing Sands a posthumously discovered novel and her last the reader catches a glimpse of Tey s life long fondness with the poetry of the English and Scottish landscape It is also one of my favorite book covers because it perfectly illustrates the essence of this mystery novelAnd who is Inspector Grant I imagine him as a stoic outwardly calm and thoughtful inwardly brimming with intelligence and emotion As with most policemen he is dedicated to his craft and in typical British mannerisms does so without succumbing to mind numbing intoxicants to forget the horrors of murder and sociopathic behaviorthus avoiding becoming one of the flawed heroes we often encounter in detective mysteries I m not going to write a review for each one of her novels I ll leave it to the reader to tell me who Ms Tey really was And as always where it comes to series books I ll repeat this one for all of her Inspector Grant novels Enjoy

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Read The Singing Sands Josephine Tey Ë 4 Download Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey Train bound for the Scottish Highlands that he couldn’t relax or enjoy the heather until he had uncovered all the sinister details in one of the cleverest murders in criminal history Publisher’s descriptio. I have never been a fan of the pure police procedural If not positively a cozy mystery reader I do tend to prefer mysteries that strike a balance between character development and sleuthing The first few Inspector Alan Grant mysteries were heavy on detecting and pretty light on personality and I read them with respect than interest But by the time we reach Tey s last mystery The Singing Sands she has invited us into the inspector s head and I found myself much at home thereThe inspector has suffered a trauma severe enough to reuire that he take a month s leave from Scotland Yard and he plans to spend it fishing among family in the Scottish Highlands But as is so often the case with fictional detectives his plans go all agley when a body is thoughtlessly strewn in his path His first reaction is to be grateful it s none of his affair but his curiosity slowly gets the better of him It was amusing to watch him gradually succumb to the irresistible allure of sudden deathGrant begins this story a pathetic shell a man so wounded in spirit as to be barely functional but of course he is a detective to his core and having something to detect brings him uickly back to normalcy For those of us conditioned to awareness of PTSD his recovery is suspiciously easy but the excellent writing and storytelling carried me along on a tide of suspended disbeliefThe mystery itself was an engaging one and the slow reveal of facts kept me guessing for a long time The way whodunit was revealed was both hackneyed and incredible reminding me of a 007 movie without the physical peril But that was a small matter compared to the pleasures of reading the rest of the book I hear that Josephine Tey died prematurely and the manuscript of this book was found on her desk perhaps had she lived longer she might have revised that ending

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Read The Singing Sands Josephine Tey Ë 4 Download Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey “The Beasts that talk The streams that stand The stones that walk The singing sands That guard the way To Paradise”What did it mean this strange verse Where are the talking beasts the singing sands What mad. 35 Published posthumously I d like to think that Ms Tey would have revised this novel if she had lived Because there is a lot to be admired about this story in which a burnt out Nervous breakdown PTSD Inspector Grant goes on sick leave Grant s mental struggles are sympathetically described and this part of the novel works really well as is the description of the death of a young man in a train s department and Grant being on hand for the body s discovery As beautifully written as some of the narrative was the Scottish part of the story rambled a bit for mealthough some of it was very witty Wee Archie was wielding a shepherd s crook that as Tommy remarked later no shepherd would be found dead with and he was wearing a kilt that no Highlander would dream of being found alive in The story really picked up with the arrival of view spoiler Tad Cullen hide spoiler


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    Read The Singing Sands Josephine Tey Ë 4 Download Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey The Singing Sands is a manuscript that was found among Josephine Tey’s papers after she died in February 1952 and was published later that s

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    [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW 35★Published posthumously I'd like to think that Ms Tey would have revised this novel if she had lived Because there is a lot to be admired about this story in which a burnt out Nervous breakdown PTSD Inspector Grant goes on sick leave Grant's mental struggles are sympathetically described and this part of the novel works really well as is the description of the death of a young man in a train's department a

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    Read The Singing Sands [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey The beasts that talk The streams that stand The stones that walk The singing sand That guard the way To Paradise A death occ

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    Read The Singing Sands Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey Josephine Tey Ë 4 Download Josephine Tey is the pseudonym for Elizabeth Mackintosh 1896 1952 Both a playwright under the pseudonym Gordon Daviot and novelist and due to a fierce predilection to keeping her life private little is known about this autho

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    [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey Excellent mystery and atmospheric settings in Scotland I will be reading of the intrepid Inspector Alan Grant

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    [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW uite a few murder mysteries begin with their victim alive just long enough that the reader comes to know and like him I hate that With The Singing Sands the victim is dead from the beginning but I still got to know and like him through the course of the book even as Alan Grant did I hate that too but at least there's a reuiem feeling about it here Much as with Daughter of Time Alan is laid up and in need of so

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    [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey Josephine Tey Ë 4 Download Old school mystery with a satisfying wrap everything up in a tight package at the end ending If you like to know exactly how whodunit done it this is your book Feels like I have read it before but not sure Not my first by Tey nor my favorite but still very entertaining

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    [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey I have never been a fan of the pure police procedural If not positively a cozy mystery reader I do tend to prefer mysteries that strike a balance between character development and sleuthing The first few Inspector Alan Grant mysteries were heavy on detecting and pretty light on personality and I read them with respect than interest But by the time we reach Tey's last mystery The Singing Sands she has invited u

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Josephine Tey [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW Josephine Tey Ë 4 Download Perhaps my least favourite Tey and that's primarily because much of the first half is concerned with Grant's fishing holiday in Scotland The characterisation is strong as ever and Tey is probably the best prose stylist of the GA all the same we get introduced to a dead man in the opening chapter but the real investigation doesn't gather speed till about midway through Once Grant is back in London my interest perked up All the sa

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    [The Singing Sands] EBOOK NEW Read The Singing Sands Sadly Tey wrote only eight mysteries and this is her last published posthumously I don't think it's among her best I'd rate it perhaps sixth out of the eight but it's still a great read and stands out as a character study of her detective Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland YardWhen he first appeared in The Man in the ueue

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  • Mass Market Paperback
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  • The Singing Sands
  • Josephine Tey
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
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