|Title:||A Shilling for Candles|
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|Publisher:||Chivers Press; Large type edition edition (September 1999)|
A 1930s comedy thriller by Josephine Tey, dramatised by John Fletcher. The independent-minded daughter of a chief police constable meets a suspected killer on the run. With Steve Hodson, Stephen Thorne, Ben Crowe, Harry Myers, Geoffrey Whitehead. Frances Jeater and Priyanga Elan. Dramatised by John Fletcher. Directed by Tabitha Potts. Tisdall: Giles Fagan. Pottinger: Steve Hodson. Bergoine: Stephen Thorne. Albert Clay: Harry Myers. Hopgood: Geoffrey Whitehead. Martha: Frances Jeater.
Автор: Tey Josephine, Книга: A Shilling for Candles, Серия: Alan Grant, Жанр: исторический детектив. Chapter 1. It was a little after seven on a summer morning, and William Potticary was taking his accustomed way over the short down grass of the cliff-top.
A Shilling For Candles. About book: All his life he had been no poor hater, Toselli. As commis he had hated the maitre maitre d’hôtel, as maitre d’hôtel he had hated the management, as the management he hated many things: the chef, wet weather, his wife, the head porter’s mustache, clients who demanded to see him at breakfast time-oh, many things! But more than all he hated the police. They were bad for business and bad for the digestion. It stopped his digestive juices flowing just to see one of them walk in through the glass doors.
Josephine Tey. A Shilling for Candles. Publication date: 1936. Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something is wrong when a beautiful young film actress is found lying dead on the beach one morning. Inspector Grant has to take a more professional attitude: death by suicide, however common, has to have a motive - just like murder.
A Shilling for Candles book. And the only clue they have is a button. Once again, Josephine Tey writes a classically woven whodunit with threads of different colors and lengths loosely throwing menace and mayhem in many different directions. As the story proceeds, those threads are gathered tighter and tighter until a design starts to appear. This was a very enjoyable read – light, but with sufficient heft to set my detecting urges on a jog.
Josephine Tey was the pen name of a Scotswoman who is almost as mysterious as her books. A Shilling for Candles is enjoyable, largely because Tey writes lively and direct prose and creates some great characters. Grant is intelligent and thoughtful, but he's not perfect. I think a real triumph of this book is the way Tey explores celebrity and brings alive the character of the victim, Christine Clay, who is dead when we first meet her. There are no flashbacks or revealing letters hidden by the murder victim and then later discovered; Christine Clay is revealed (and, sometimes, hidden) through the reminisces of her theatrical colleagues, her husband, people she knew as a child, and-the only direct evidence we have from her-through her will and a codicil.
Tey Josephine (EN) - A Shilling for Candles. Must have come from inland somewhere. Not time for that," Potticary objected. She hadn't been that long in the water. Must have been drowned hereabouts.