Josephine Tey

The title of this novel, first published many years ago, is misleading, but the cover portrait of Richard III gives the clue to the story. Josephine Tey uses the device of a laid-up Scotland Yard detective studying a post-card portrait, to question the accepted truth about Richard III. Inspector Alan Grant decides that this man looks more of a judge than a killer, and persuades various visitors to his hospital bed to do some in-depth research. What they discover – and what Grant concludes – is fascinating. A thoroughly enjoyable fact-based detective mystery.