Upson, Nicola

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Sorry for the Dead

A challenging murder mystery, a look at the social pressures on those who were nonconformists, and a strong sense of place combine to make this a fascinating read. Fans of historical British mystery series and Tey’s books will find much to enjoy.


Nine Lessons

Fans of historical British mysteries, such as Jacqueline Winspear's "Maisie Dobbs" series, will delight in this old-fashioned whodunit starring characters with depth and heart.

London Rain

For fans of period British crime fiction, this sixth series entry (after The Death of Lucy Kyte) delivers deft plotting and evocations of the era through charming descriptions of London. As little is known about Tey, Upson's speculations on her life create intriguing (fictional) biographical footnotes.

The Death of Lucy Kyte: A New Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey

Upson's fifth title (after Fear in the Sunlight) in her historical series featuring mystery author Josephine Tey once again ratchets up the psychological suspense...

Two for Sorrow

This excellent entry in this highly recommended series provides all the classic detective components with a contemporary kick. If your readers relish Tey's original golden age mysteries and know their details, Upson's series should have strong appeal. The case is intricate and surprisingly intimate, weaving in and out of two historical periods and featuring that Upstairs Downstairs class element. It showcases London's theater scene beautifully, as well.

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