WYR: Face to Face

Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …

What’s Your Read?

Diving back into the Golden Age of British crime novels this week with Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time.

Inspector Alan Grant knows faces, so when he’s bored out of his mind lying in a hospital bed, his friend brings portraits of historical figures whose lives are shrouded with mystery. What starts as a diversion from the “prickles of boredom” turns into an all-out assault on the traditional depiction of notorious villain Richard III.

Talk about a cold case.

Plus, Tey’s descriptions of the theatre through actress Marta Hallard make me snort and giggle.

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Have a suggestion for my next read? What’s yours?

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