The Franchise Affair

The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey Whilst better than the first two Alan Grant books (though, barely featuring Grant as a character at all), and containing within it a quite entertaining tale and convincing characters, does suffer again from the Author's enthusiasm for the Deus Ex Machina, whereby the answer proceeds not from the hard work of the main characters, but by pure chance.

Certainly this likely mirrors the real world closer than say Poirot or Holmes, but it doesn't make for a more entertaining story.