February 13th, 2012

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Josephine Tey (July 25, 1896 – February 13, 1952)

Josephine Tey was one of many pseudonyms used by Elizabeth Mackintosh (July 25, 1896 – February 13, 1952) a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels.

She was born in Inverness, and attended a physical training college in Birmingham, before becoming a teacher. However, her literary career began only when she was forced to give up regular work in order to care for her invalid father.

In five of the mystery novels she wrote under the name of Josephine Tey, the hero is Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant (he also appears in a sixth, The Franchise Affair, but only as a minor character). The most famous of these is The Daughter of Time, in which Grant, laid up in the hospital, has friends research reference books and contemporary documents so he can puzzle out the mystery of whether King Richard III of England murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Grant comes to the firm conclusion that King Richard was totally innocent of the death of the Princes.

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Josephine Tey's Books on Amazon: Josephine Tey

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_MacKintosh
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Gay Romance Challenge: February 2012

Here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge:

Bestsellers in Gay Romance

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read with link to the review and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

1) The Gallows Tree by RJ Scott
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UUX4QG/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Silver Publishing (January 6, 2012)
2) The 51st Thursday by Mercy Celeste
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00722Z5K4/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (January 25, 2012)
3) Fire Balls by Tara Lain
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00748O78C/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Etopia Press (January 31, 2012)
4) Coming Alive With You by Penelope Rivers
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077AWYC8/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Amira Press (February 8, 2012)
5) King's Conquest (Mending the Rift) by Valentina Heart
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071MU19U/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Silver Publishing (January 21, 2012)
6) Owen's Home and Garden by Evie Kiels
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076ZOYI6/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 7, 2012)
7) Ty Hard (Willow Springs Ranch) by Laura Harner
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GRDWC0/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Hot Corner Press (July 25, 2011)
8) The Swimming Swan (Cob Brothers Series, Book Two) by Stephani Hecht & Amber Kell
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075A1UDE/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing (February 2, 2012)
9) Tempting Sin (Mercenary Love) by Amber Kell
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074U5FGI/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Silver Publishing (January 28, 2012)
10) Cinder by Marie Sexton
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075FVW1E/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Publisher: Silver Publishing (February 3, 2012)

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