The Franchise Affair (Paperback)

Josephine Tey


Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window. But there's something about Betty Kane's story that doesn't quite add up. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard is stumped. And it takes Robert Blair, local solicitor turned amateur detective, to solve the mystery that lies at the heart of The Franchise Affair...

Product Details

  • Product code: ACIBF
  • ISBN: 9780099536833
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.0cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 06/08/2009

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"Lovely read" -

I originally found this book in a second-hand book shop. It was a lovely read with language and manners from a bygone age. The two ladies in the story befriend Robert as he tries to make sense of what they are accused of by a young girl who has seen their house from the top of the bus. The story unfolds gently but invites you to keep on reading to the end. Sarah Waters apparently based her book The Liittle Stranger on this story by Josephine Tey.

Jean , 27/03/2012

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