Josephine Tey, the pen name of Elizabeth Mackintosh, is a contemporary of Agatha Christie. I’ve been trying to request her books from the library, but it seems not many of her books are in print. The first time I requested a book by Tey, it arrived in Chinese! That was interesting.

A Shilling for Candles is a whodunnit type of mystery. I like the way it’s written, good character development, believable plot, and a satisfying ending. But I did guess who the killer was, without reading the ending first.

Tey is not as good as Christie, but, hey, of course no one can match the Dame. The book was entertaining enough that I will request another of her books again, not in Chinese please.

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