To Love and to be Wise Author:Josephine Tey It is good to meet again Detective-Inspector grant of Scotland Yard. At the start of the story he is going to collect an actress friend from a literary sherry party: he rubs shoulders with a very good-looking, 'lost' young man -- Leslie Searle -- who wishes to be introduced to Lavinia Fitch, authoress, for whom the party is being given. Grant ef... more »fects the introduction, is vaguely intrigued by certain qualities in Searle's manner and appearance, and then forgets all about him until the day he, Grant, is sent down to Salcott St Mary to search for the young man's body.
Was he murdered? Was it suicide? Was he even dead? Was it a practical joke? Had he been abducted? Or had he suffered from amnesia and just wandered away? First Grant thinks one thing, then another, until eventually he gets on the right trail and with characteristic brilliance solves what very many readers will consider an exceptionally satisfying mystery.« less