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Elizabeth Daviot Mackintosh - Mystery novels by Tey

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Novelist and playwright, born in Inverness, Highland, N Scotland, UK. She taught physical education before the success of her first novel, The Man in the Queue (1929). Under the pseudonym of Gordon Daviot she wrote more serious works, including the historical drama, Richard of Bordeaux (1932), which was staged with great success in London and New York. As Josephine Tey she wrote many popular detective novels, including Miss Pym Disposes (1947) and The Franchise Affair (1949).

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