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Nine Lessons

Nine Lessons

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ISBN
9780571324781
Published
01/11/2018
9780571324781
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 2017
Longlisted for the 2019 New Angle Prize for Literature

Josephine Tey is in Cambridge, a town gripped by fear and suspicion as a serial rapist stalks the streets, and in the shadow of King's College Chapel, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces some of the most horrific and audacious murders of his career.

The seventh novel in Nicola Upson's highly praised series featuring Josephine Tey takes the reader on a journey from 1930s Cambridge to the bleak and desolate Suffolk coast - a journey which will ultimately leave Archie's and Josephine's lives changed forever.

Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 2017Longlisted for the 2019 New Angle Prize for LiteratureJosephine Tey is in Cambridge, a town gripped by fear and suspicion as a serial rapist stalks the streets, and in the shadow of King's College Chapel, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces some of the most horrific and audacious murders of his career. The seventh novel in Nicola Upson's highly praised series featuring Josephine Tey takes the reader on a journey from 1930s Cambridge to the bleak and desolate Suffolk coast - a journey which will ultimately leave Archie's and Josephine's lives changed forever.
  • 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.

“It takes pluck for a crime writer to put an illustrious predecessor at the centre of her novels. But in choosing to invent an afterlife for real-life author Josephine Tey, one of the crime-writing golden age greats, Nicola Upson rises to the challenge.Nine Lessons is not for the faint-hearted. Moments of horror make it hard to keep to the page. But with its underlying theme of good intentions having tragic consequences, the story is strong enough to carry us through to a dramatic finale. If Josephine Tey were alive, she would be the first to welcome a major talent.”
- Barry Turner, Daily Mail
“Upson expertly pulls off the gothic strands to inject a growing sense of menace and fear...The atmosphere is brilliantly created with the political climate overshadowed by the spread of fascism, the echoes of the abdication of the king the year before, (Penrose guarded Wallis Simpson in Suffolk while she waited for her divorce), and the menacing approach of another world war.”
- Crime Fiction Lover

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