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An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
  

An Expert in Murder

Historical Fiction   Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   

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This is the first in a new series starring Jessica Tey. Jessica Tey was a crime writer and playwright in the 1920’s and 30’s and Upson has created a fictional side of the author, placing her in the middle of a murder investigation. Tey does not become the ‘Miss Marple’ of the book but is essential to the plot and adds the feel of the 1930’s to a novel that is still very modern and relevant to today. We are sure this series will go from strength to strength.

If you like Nicola Upson you might also like to read books by Josephine Tey, Catriona McPherson and Laura Wilson.

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Synopsis

An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson

An Expert in Murder is the first in a brilliant and original new series which features crime writer Josephine Tey as its lead character.

It is March 1934, and Josephine is travelling from Scotland to London for the final week of her celebrated play Richard of Bordeaux - but joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with murder.

Detective Inspector Archie Penrose is convinced that the killing is connected to the play. Richard of Bordeaux has been the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes which strike a chord in a world still haunted by war, but now it seems that Josephine could become the victim of her own success, as her reputation - and even her life - are put at risk.

A second murder confirms Penrose’s suspicions that somewhere among this flamboyant theatre set is a ruthless and spiteful killer. As his investigations lead him from the romance of the West End to the stark reality of the trenches, he and Josephine must confront their own ghosts in a search for someone who will stop at nothing to right the wrongs of a past generation.

Cleverly blending elements of the Golden Age author’s real life with a fictional murder mystery, An Expert in Murder is both a tribute to one of the most enduringly popular writers of crime and a richly atmospheric detective novel in its own right.

About the Author

Nicola Upson was born in Suffolk and read English at Downing College, Cambridge. She has worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist, and is the author of two non-fiction works and the recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England.

She lives with her partner in Cambridge, and spends much of her time in Cornwall, where the next novel in the series is set.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2009

Author

Nicola Upson

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Publisher

Faber And Faber

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780571237715

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