Josephine Tey is the psuedonym of Elizabeth Mackintosh. Mackintosh, a writer and dramatist, was born in Inverness in 1896. She wrote one novel under the name Gordon Daviot, and seven, as Tey, featuring Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard. She also used the name Daviot when writing plays, including Richard of Bordeaux, which was directed by and starred John Gielgud. She died on February 13, 1952, shortly after the publication of her final novel, The Daughter of Time.