Tey, Josephine: The Franchise Affair. v2 12 October 2010
Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window. But there's something about Betty Kane's story that doesn't quite add up. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard is stumped. It takes Robert Blair, solicitor turned amateur detective, to solve the mystery that lies at the heart of The Franchise Affair.
Inspector Grant's role is a cameo, and the main characters are Robert Blair and Marion Sharpe.
In The Daughter of Time Ms Tey gives her views on history and how it is made, and in The Franchise Affair she gives her views on the criminal mind.
As always please let me know of any typos or any way in which my next upload could be better.
Version 2 has considerably better structure and content.opf file, a less messy toc.ncx file and fewer typos
Last edited by AlexBell; 10-12-2010 at 02:54 AM.
Reason: Added request about typos and improvements