A Shilling for Candles

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 15, 1998 - Fiction - 240 pages
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When a woman's body washes up on an isolated stretch of beach on the southern coast of England, Scotland Yard's Inspector Alan Grant is on the case. But the inquiry into her death turns into a nightmare of false leads and baffling clues. Was there anyone who didn't want lovely screen actress Christine Clay dead?
 

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User Review  - jkdavies - LibraryThing

This is the last of Josephine Tey's that I have read (I started with the wonderful Daughter of Time some 30 years ago); and for me it missed the mark of most of her others too. It didn't have the ... Read full review

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User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

On the one hand, Tey writes with both social conscience and humor, freeing her readers from Christie-induced exhaustion and cringing. On the other hand, *what* is up with the ending? Too much crazy. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
14
Section 4
29
Section 5
32
Section 6
50
Section 7
65
Section 8
80
Section 15
142
Section 16
151
Section 17
159
Section 18
168
Section 19
186
Section 20
196
Section 21
202
Section 22
210

Section 9
88
Section 10
96
Section 11
106
Section 12
113
Section 13
123
Section 14
133
Section 23
220
Section 24
223
Section 25
231
Section 26
237
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About the author (1998)

Josephine Tey began writing full-time after the successful publication of her first novel, The Man in the Queue (1929), which introduced Inspector Grant of Scotland Yard. She died in 1952, leaving her entire estate to the National Trust.