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London Rain

London Rain

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ISBN
9780571287765
Published
26/05/2016
9780571287765
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

The sixth novel in the gripping series starring Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey

May, 1937. Josephine is in London to oversee a BBC radio production of her play, Queen of Scots. Meanwhile, the country is preparing to crown a new king.

At the height of the Coronation celebrations, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose is called in to investigate the murder of one of the BBC's best-known broadcasters. A second victim - his mistress, and the play's leading actress - suggests that the motive lies close to home, but Josephine suspects that the killings are linked to a decade-old scandal.

With Archie's hands tied by politics, and his attention taken by another, seemingly unrelated death, it is left to Josephine to get to the truth - and to confront at first-hand the deadly consequences of love, deceit and betrayal.

The sixth novel in the gripping series starring Golden Age crime writer Josephine TeyMay, 1937. Josephine is in London to oversee a BBC radio production of her play, Queen of Scots. Meanwhile, the country is preparing to crown a new king. At the height of the Coronation celebrations, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose is called in to investigate the murder of one of the BBC's best-known broadcasters. A second victim - his mistress, and the play's leading actress - suggests that the motive lies close to home, but Josephine suspects that the killings are linked to a decade-old scandal.With Archie's hands tied by politics, and his attention taken by another, seemingly unrelated death, it is left to Josephine to get to the truth - and to confront at first-hand the deadly consequences of love, deceit and betrayal.
  • Nicola Upson

    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, as well as a novel about Stanley Spence, Stanley and Elsie.She has been a recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England.

    Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey. The seventh Josephine Tey novel, Nine Lessons, was shortlisted for the CWA Historial Dagger in 2018 and the most recent novel in the series, Sorry for the Dead, was published in November 2019.

    ‘The story brims with intelligence and compassion, enhanced by Upson’s sharp, elegant prose, something to look forward to in future instalments in this remarkable series.’  – Nic Mira, Thriller Books Journal on Sorry for the Dead

    She lives with her partner in Cambridge and spends much of her time in Cornwall.

    Click here to read Nicola's list of top ten golden age detective novels in The Guardian.

“'Nicola Upson's novels featuring the Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey are always a delight.'”
- Joan Smith, The Sunday Times
“It was a moment of ground-breaking inspiration when Nicola Upson settled on Josephine Tey, one of the finest writers of classic detective fiction, as the heroine of her mystery novels...In giving Tey a role as a mystery-solver as well as a creator, Upson fills out her personality with a gay romance, sensitively portrayed, and a platonic relationship with a rising star of Scotland Yard...London Rain is the sixth novel in a series which still has a long way to run.”
- Barry Turner, Daily Mail

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