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An Expert in Murder

Nicola Upson

An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson is the first in an enthralling series from a major new female crime writer.

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‘Highly original and elegantly-written … The first of what promises to be a distinguished series.’ P.D. James

Death is not a rehearsal…

It’s March 1934, and Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey is travelling from Scotland to London to celebrate what should be the triumphant final week of her celebrated play, Richard of Bordeaux. However, a seemingly senseless murder puts her reputation, and even her life, under threat. An Expert in Murder is both a tribute to one of the most enduringly popular writers of crime and an atmospheric detective novel in its own right.


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 and the 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…

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