Josephine Tey was the pen name of Scottish author Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), who wrote mystery novels. She also wrote historical fiction as Gordon Daviot. She came up with the pen name “Josephine Tey” from her mother’s first name (Josephine) and her grandmother’s maiden name (Tey). She is best known for her novel The Daughter of Time, which was named by the Crime Writers’ Association as the greatest mystery novel of all time in 1990.

Josephine Tey became a published author in 1929 with the novels Kif and The Man in the Queue (both writing as Gordon Daviot). She made her debut as Josephine Tey in 1931 with The Expensive Halo. Below is a list of Josephine Tey’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Alan Grant Books


The Man in the Queue(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Shilling for Candles(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Franchise Affair(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Love and Be Wise(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Daughter of Time(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Singing Sands(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Kif: An Unvarnished History(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Expensive Halo(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Pym Disposes(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brat Farrar(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Privateer(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Man in the Queue was also published as Killer in the Crowd. Brat Farrar was also titled Come and Kill Me. Kif: An Unvarnished History and The Man in the Queue were written as Gordon Daviot.

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