One of my favourite authors!
Inspector Grant, also featured in Tey's other mystery novels, and local solicitor Robert Blair work together to determine if Mrs Sharpe and her daughter Marion have kidnapped local girl Betty. We believe their innocence then maybe we don't. There are uncertainties.
But it's not just about the story line. It's the amazing writing, the character development, the use of language.
Unfortunately Josephine Tey (Elizabeth MacKintosh) left us with just 5 mystery novels. They are all wonderful literary works to savour repeatedly.