An Expert in Murder : Josephine Tey

  • by Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Josephine Tey
  • 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

March 1934. Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes that resonate in a world still haunted by war. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride - and Tey is plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any in her own works. Detective Inspector Archie Penrose is convinced that the killing is connected to the play, and that Tey herself is in danger of becoming a victim of her own success. In the aftermath of a second murder, the writer and the policeman must join together to stop a ruthless killer who will apparently stop at nothing.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great-catchy story but a bit too left-leaning

Would you try another book from Nicola Upson and/or Davina Porter?


What could Nicola Upson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The initial plot seemed interesting but I felt like the author was trying too hard to advance a gay agenda...great for some folks, but for the tame at heart, I'd look elsewhere. I did not finish the book.

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- SouthernDreamGirl

Loved this book!

I usually find books that take real individuals and make them the protagonist in a mystery series pretentious and ultimately boring...square peg, round hole...but this...this was so good. The story was not overdone, nor were the characters (including Miss Tey) placed in unbelievable situations. The narration was excellent, not overly theatrical. I will definately be listening to more in the series.
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- Laurie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-14-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.