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The Dead of Winter

The Dead of Winter

ISBN
9780571353248
Published
05/11/2020
9780571353248
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

December 1938, and storm clouds hover once again over Europe. Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael’s Mount - and the unexpected arrival of a world famous film star, in need of sanctuary - interrupt the festivities. Cut off by the sea and a relentless blizzard, the hunt for a murderer begins.

Pivoting on a real moment in history, the ninth novel in the 'Josephine Tey' series draws on all the much-loved conventions of the Golden Age Christmas mystery, whilst giving them a thrilling contemporary twist.

December 1938, and storm clouds hover once again over Europe. Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael’s Mount - and the unexpected arrival of a world famous film star, in need of sanctuary - interrupt the festivities. Cut off by the sea and a relentless blizzard, the hunt for a murderer begins.Pivoting on a real moment in history, the ninth novel in the 'Josephine Tey' series draws on all the much-loved conventions of the Golden Age Christmas mystery, whilst giving them a thrilling contemporary twist.
  • 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.

“For your bookshelf, The Dead of Winter by Nicola Upson (out now) sees Hollywood heroine Marlene Dietrich make an unexpected appearance in a classic country house murder mystery. As a well-heeled group gathers for a party on an island off the Cornish coast, a festive whodunnit unfurls.”
- Elle
“Unforgettable . . . There is a truly brilliant twist, and oodles of excitement, yet it is the quality of the writing — “the peculiar beauty of blood upon snow” — that makes this pulpy novel not just for Christmas but for life.”
- Mark Sanderson, The Times

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