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Sorry for the Dead

Sorry for the Dead

Last 4 in stock
ISBN
9780571337361
Published
07/11/2019
9780571337361
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

** Longlisted for the CWA Sapere Books Historial Dagger 2020 **

'Haunting.' Sunday Times
'Wonderful.' Scotland on Sunday
'Arresting.' The Times

In the summer of 1915, the violent death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs.


Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house - now much changed - and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women’s lives hid a much darker secret.


Sorry for the Dead is the eighth book in the 'Josephine Tey' series, at once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief

** Longlisted for the CWA Sapere Books Historial Dagger 2020 **'Haunting.' Sunday Times'Wonderful.' Scotland on Sunday'Arresting.' The TimesIn the summer of 1915, the violent death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs.Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house - now much changed - and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women’s lives hid a much darker secret.Sorry for the Dead is the eighth book in the 'Josephine Tey' series, at once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief
  • 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.

“A very modern mystery which spans not only crime, but social constraints and the trials of the human condition. The rich tapestry of Tey’s life adds an extra layer.”
- i
“Haunting... It’s a touching insight into the fictional Tey’s insecurities, and one of themost memorable books in this superlative series.”
- Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month

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