Pamela’s Picks: The Daughter Of Time by Josephine Tey

Daughter of TimeAs a history buff one of the things I like best is historical mysteries and one of the best fictional books on one famous mystery is The Daughter Of Time by Josephine Tey (1951). Scotland Yard inspector Alan Grant is laid up after an accident and after coming across a picture of Richard III, King of England from 1483 to 1485, he becomes intrigued by Richard’s face and wonders if this is the face of a murderer. He becomes interested in figuring out the mystery if Richard killed his nephews, the princes in the tower and heirs to the throne. After doing research from books and getting help from friends and acquaintances Alan and his new friend and researcher Brent come to the belief the belief that Richard being the murderer was Tudor propaganda and the more likely killer was the next king, King Henry VII. It’s a good mystery and put me firmly in the Richard is innocent camp. This is a timely story since the body of Richard III was discovered in 2012 after more than 500 years of not knowing where he was buried, and was reburied last year in Leicester Cathedral.


About Pamela

Pamela is an Information Assistant at Vaughan Public Libraries. She loves reading all kinds of books including fantasy, historical fiction, mysteries and non-fiction.