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An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson

An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson


An Expert in Murder is the first in a new series that features Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey as its lead character, placing her in the richly-peopled world of 1930s theatre which formed the other half of her writing life. It's March 1934, and Tey is travelling from Scotland to London to celebrate what should be the triumphant final week of her celebrated play, Richard of Bordeaux. However, a seemingly senseless murder puts her reputation, and even her life, under threat. An Expert in Murder is both a tribute to one of the most enduringly popular writers of crime and an atmospheric detective novel in its own right.


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1. An Expert in Murder

2. Angel with Two Faces

3. Two for Sorrow

4. Fear in the Sunlight

5. The Death of Lucy Kyte

6. London Rain

7. Nine Lessons

8. Sorry for the Dead

9. The Dead of Winter




'Highly original and elegantly-written ... The first of what promises to be a distinguished series.' - P.D. James


“'Upson's efficient, almost brisk writing style keeps this tribute to the golden age of detective fiction rolling along ... this is a clever debut ... the mix of fact and fiction is playful and intriguing too.'” - THE HERALD


“'Fans of period detective fiction will enjoy Upson's recreation of Thirties theatreland, and her mannered prose ... in Upson's capable hands, the crime writer's second incarnation proves as intriguing and convincing as her first.'” - INDEPENDENT

  • Details

    Imprint: Faber & Faber

    Publication Date: 4 Feb 2021

    ISBN: 9780571366392

    Pages: 192

    Format: Paperback

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