Friday, February 7, 2014

The Man In The Queue by Jospehine Tey

Alan Grant traces the mysterious slaying of a man waiting to see a London musical, 
whose neighbors in line insist they saw nothing.

 Set in London, this classic murder mystery introduces Inspector Alan Grant, who is charged with sorting out not only the identity of a victim, but the logistics of the stabbing itself, which occurred in a dense crowd of theater-goers, none of whom saw anything. There was little physical evidence, little witness evidence, but a careful, methodical investigation began, and in time the dead man was identified, his life examined, and suspects identified.

Printing History
Written by Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952)

copyright 1929

The title was originally published as The Killer in the Crowd by Gordon Daviot. Mackintoch also wrote as Gordon Daviot, under which she wrote plays with a historical theme.


  1. Oh, that's a good, solid story, Scott. :-)

  2. Great book, I love the atmosphere of the between-the-wars theatre world, it seems very authentic. Isn't that rather a modern cover for you Scott ;)?