The Franchise Affair

Josephine Tey
Illustrated by Mark Smith
Introduced by Lady Antonia Fraser

Another Folio edition from the mistress of crime best known for her unusual and surprise-filled mysteries. Josephine Tey’s The Franchise Affair features a set of splendid illustrations by Mark Smith.

Val McDermid described Josephine Tey as the ‘most interesting of the great female writers of the Golden Age’, and this unconventional crime mystery – one of the best loved of Tey’s works – is a brilliant example of what makes her so unique. A town full of colourful characters and an impossible disappearance, all threaded through with Tey’s signature psychological probing: all of these delicious ingredients explain why The Franchise Affair has repeatedly been adapted for film and television, and why the Crime Writers Association named it one of the Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time. This handsome new edition joins the Folio Tey series with seven sharply observant illustrations by award-winning artist Mark Smith. Lady Antonia Fraser, herself a celebrated author of crime fiction, has provided a thoughtful introduction.

‘My favourite Josephine Tey... gripping [and] a wonderfully evocative period piece’

  1. Lady Antonia Fraser

Bound in blocked buckram

Set in Dante with Station No. 5 display

328 pages

Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations

Plain slipcase

9˝ x 5¾˝

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