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In one of Tey's bestselling mystery novels ever, Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III. Could such a sensitive ... Show synopsis

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  • Apr 4, 2013
    by Janet C

    Enjoyed this book, especially with the heightened interest in Richard III. I understand this book was the beginning of the Richard III Society. I had difficulty because I don't have the background in English history that an English person would have...I had trouble figuring out all these people and frankly, read the book twice. It is well written and I will probably try another of her books. I know a little bit more about Richard.

  • Classic Must Read for Mystery Lovers Feb 5, 2013
    by Kathryn C

    If you're a mystery lover, this is a must-read book, particularly if you're a fan of British mystery writers of the early 20th century. This was the era known as the the golden age of mystery writing, but if you've been raised on modern mysteries, you may find the style more 'staid' or 'proper' than you're used to. I was raised on Margery Allingham and Ethel Lina White and I loved this book!

    The premise: A detective is temporarily bed-ridden and is bored to distraction until a friend brings him material about Richard III. The two soon embark upon an investigation into the past to determine whether Richard III was the reputed villain depicted in Shakespeare's play or the targeted victim of a Tudor smear campaign.

  • Interesting topic but not well written Jan 27, 2011
    by Ross

    The mystery of the death or disappearance of the royal brothers in the Tower of London is of great interest, but the writing style is a disappointment.

  • GOOD GUY Aug 26, 2010
    by babbles

    A book about the much maligned Richard III of England. He was a good and fair ruler and only after his death was he turned into an ogre who would stop at nothing to gain the crown of England. After he was murdered on the battlefield, history was re-written about him that does match his life up until that time.

  • One of the All-time Great Mystery Novels May 14, 2009
    by BeverleeC

    I am a lover of mysteries, and this one will always be in my top 5. I have read this many times, and always found it exciting and rewarding to me as a reader. The fact that a "real" event is history is settled is exciting.

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