Date: 04 Sep 2014 1:13 am Title: Chapter 2 - part II
Intriguing! I'm enjoying following this story - thanks!
Date: 02 Sep 2014 7:51 pm Title: Chapter 2 - part II
Poor Grizel. Harsh characterisation but probably quite true.
Author's Response: I'm glad people seem to think I didn't over-step the mark - I wasn't sure if I knew more about Grizel than it was fair for Grant to have surmised from such a brief encounter. But then again, I do think he's a remarkably perceptive chap!
Date: 02 Sep 2014 5:12 pm Title: Chapter 2 - part II
Thank you. I suspect Rosalie can identify the flower herself with no need to refer to the abscent Nell. Between the flowers they picked it the Tyrol and the gardening I am sure most CS girls could identify flowers.
Date: 01 Aug 2014 8:32 pm Title: Chapter 2 - part I
Ooh splendid, how nice to see more of this. I am looking forward to the mystery unfolding...and I hope it's a slow unfolding ;)
Author's Response: I'll assume that's 'slow' as in lots of chapters rather than 'slow' as in long gaps between postings... Hopefully I can do the former without too much of the latter...
Date: 20 Jul 2014 2:33 pm Title: Chapter 1 - part III
This is getting interesting - but we're on a bit of a cliff, any chance of more soon please??
Author's Response: Sorry for the delay - Real Life in the shape of a birthday which commenced with a capital B and ended in a zero and a three week holiday intervened! More posted today and hopefully less of a gap before the next update!
Date: 27 May 2014 4:04 pm Title: Chapter 1 - part III
Oh splendid. I do love a good murder mystery (and this looks like it's going to be rather good) and involving the CS is splendid.
Incidentally, I have ambtions to do a Foyle's War crossover with the CS - and what with this and Dizzy Miss Lizzie's murders all over the place, the CS is starting to become rather a bloodstained place...
Author's Response: I have to admit that my chief source of inspiration for police procedures for 1946 is Foyle's War. I am very, very conscious of the bit in A Daughter of Time where Grant wiles away a bit of tedious time in his hospital bed composing an imaginary letter to a whodunnit author who has made several procedural errors in the first few pages of his new novel. If anyone spots anything too dodgy about what I say is the procedure, please feel free to point it out to me and I'll try to correct it. Things are not at all helped by the fact that the Grant books were published over a long period of time (1929 for The Man in the Queue to 1952 for The Singing Sands but they read as if they all fall more of less into the same time period. I am working on the assumption that The Man in the Queue and A Shilling for Candles really take place nearer to the others in time and that Grant is therefore in his late 40s (hence his war was WWI unlike Ben's). This story therefore falls between A Shilling for Candles and The Franchise Affair in my mind. Try as I might, I just can't manouevre things round to allow Grant to debate cause and effect in History with one of the CS teachers on the basis of his Richard III investigations as A Daughter of Time wasn't published until 1951... I am also finding one or two glaring anomalies in Josephine Tey's books to rival any EBDisms...
Date: 23 May 2014 8:46 am Title: Chapter 1 - part II
This bodes well - please keep writing
Author's Response: Will do my best to update more quickly than the last instalment!
Date: 14 May 2014 5:18 pm Title: Prologue - part I
Enjoying this so far! I must confess to a bit of a crush on Inspector Grant :-) Really looking forward to seeing what he makes of the School once he gets to Armishire. . .
Date: 08 May 2014 6:36 pm Title: Chapter 1 - part I
I didn't recognise Inspector Alan Grant, but it's so long since I read any of Josephine Tey's books that I didn't make the connection. Murder in Armishire - Who? where? I'm busy making guesses which are probably wildly inccurate - will be waiting eagerly to find out how far away from the truth I am.
Thanks, Chattie, I'm really enjoying this.
Date: 07 May 2014 8:48 pm Title: Prologue - part I
Are Ben and Edwina a crossover from another book, or your oiwn characters, don't recognise them.
Yes I do remember Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick, I have a copy of Duet for three hands somewhere - maybe once Ben has got used to the shock he will be able to adapt his playing
Author's Response: Ben and Edwina are mine.