The Franchise Affair : Inspector Alan Grant

  • by Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by Carole Boyd
  • Series: Inspector Alan Grant
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. It takes Robert Blair, solicitor turned amateur detective, to solve the mystery...

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An intriguing story beautifully narrated.

The Franchise Affair is my first experience with Josephine Tey and it won't be the last. The story has an intriguing set up and I couldn't predict where it was going. It turns out to be more of a howdunit rather than a whodunit.The prose is elegant, a pleasure enhanced by Carole Boyd's superb narration. Her expressive yet measured tones are perfectly suited to the material and help to recreate the bygone world of English village life.

Some of the characters' attitudes would be objectionable today, but this book is a product of its time and should be appreciated as such. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this beautifully written tale of mystery and suspense.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios