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A Shilling for Candles [Paperback]

Josephine Tey
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Feb. 15 1998
A woman's body is found on the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is an article screaming murder. For Inspector Alan Grant, the case becomes a nightmare, as too many clues and too many motives arise.

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“Josephine Tey has always been absolutely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings.” -- Spectator --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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“Josephine Tey has always been absolutely reliable in producing original and mysterious plots with interesting characters and unguessable endings.” -- Spectator --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A mediocre mystery. Aug. 19 2001
Format:Paperback
A popular actress/singer's body is found on the beach. At first it is believed to be an accidental drowning, but soon it becomes apparent that this is murder. The novel begins well, and there are some interesting characters, but then it begins to go downhill. Instead of vintage Tey, we seem to have an Agatha Christie plot, and not the best Christie.
There are red herrings galore, a false arrest, 2 escapes, supernatural overtones, and then an unexpected, unprepared for, and totally implausible ending. That the guilty one would have and could have perpetrated the crime in the manner indicated is just beyond belief. The author even has to make her turn out to be insane to create a strong enough motive--no, not nearly strong enough actually.
If you want to read excellent Josephine Tey, try BRAT FARRAR or THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR. This one just isn't up to her later standards.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Loose Change Aug. 26 1998
Format:Paperback
Tey is a brilliant writer of character studies, with her strength lying in her portrayals of younger women and girls. Unlike her later mysteries though, "Candles" has one of the weakest endings in the entire genre of mystery writing. Still, the characters are so brilliantly drawn, it is just plain fun to read about them. After the first five chapters, the mystery becomes immaterial though. For stronger mystery writing, Tey's 'Brat Farrar' or 'Daughter of Time' would be the ones to read. 'A Shilling for Candles' would come at the bottom of the Tey listing, I'm afraid.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Silliness and Coincidences Sept. 3 2002
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Format:Audio Cassette
As an audio book, this is a great production. As a mystery, this was a disappointment. How convenient that people stumble onto critical clues, characters and evidence. It's as if all of England were no more than four acres large. I am still wondering what the motive of the killer was; the ending was abrubt and nonsensical. Please read "A Daughter of Time" if you want to experience Tey's best work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Tey To Remember May 31 1999
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Format:Paperback
Brief and gentlemanly, Tey's 'Shilling' comes in the middle of the pack of Tey offerings. She's enjoying something of a rennaisance these days--most of her novels seem ahead of their time, and one can't help but picture a youthful PD James consuming them, with visions of a future Dalgleish in her head. If you enjoy leisurely mysteries with much more class than pace, you'll enjoy Tey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tey's detection masterpiece Aug. 13 2001
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Format:Paperback
If you want actual detection, as opposed to character studies, this is the Tey book to read. Her later books have some interest, but more as straight novels than as mysteries.
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