Unlike many ancient mysteries, there are recent leads to this one, as for instance - in the Vatican archives! A wonderful book to bring history alive! Read more. 34 people found this helpful.
Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read JOSEPHINE TEY - Ultimate Mystery Collection: Inspector Alan ... Josephine Tey based The Franchise Affair, with its unusual central mystery involving captivity and abuse, on a real case from the 1700s.Elizabeth Canning was a maidservant who went missing in 1753, only to turn up a month later, emaciated and beaten. She told an extraordinary story of being held prisoner in a loft by a group of ne'er-do-wells who wanted to force her into prostitution. Mystery author Josephine Tey and Archie's lover Bridget Foley have each recently settled in Cambridge, though both women are not equally happy to see him.