The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant Book 3) - Josephine Tey, Robert Barnard

Another one from the Inspector Grant series. It is not as gripping or interesting as The Daughter of Time, which has been my introduction to Tey’s works, but The Franchise Affair was also an enjoyable read – perfect to chill out after all of the excitement of last week.

Most surprising to me was that this is not a murder mystery, but one where two women living in a house in between two small towns are accused of kidnapping a young girl to force her to work as their servant.

The premise sounds preposterous, but Tey’s slow unravelling of the story and her quips about the English legal system and about how the characters are perceived by their neighbours make this story worth the read.


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