The Expensive Halo. Gordon Daviot, Josephine Tey, Elizabeth MacKintosh.
The Expensive Halo
The Expensive Halo

The Expensive Halo

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1931. Ermakoff. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Item #2308845

First American edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, jacket toned, endpapers faintly foxed.

272, [3] pp. Red cloth, gilt titles. Dust jacket design by 'Ermakoff.' The story of two pairs of siblings, one aristocratic, the other working class. A pseudonymous novel by Elizabeth Mackintosh, better known by another pseudonym: Josephine Tey. As Tey, she wrote Daughter of Time, which the Crime Writers' Association in 1990 dubbed the greatest crime novel of all time. Mystery Writers of America gave it fourth place in a similar contest five years later. As Gordon Daviot, the author wrote several novels, including the first Alan Grant novel, the rest of which were published using the Tey pseudonym. The name was also used for many plays, most notably Richard of Bordeaux, the stage production of which starred John Gielgud. Like Daughter of Time, it focused on the British monarchy, though the former dealt with Richard II and the latter with Richard III. She also wrote a biography of John Graham of Claverhouse under the name Daviot.

Price: $150.00