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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.
©2008 Nicola Upson. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGo
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4 out of 5 stars
By Maine Knitter on 08-12-16

Quite good!

This is a tough review to write. I liked it a lot. Truly! But there were a few plot points that had me in tears. I guess emotion is what the author hopes to evoke. This is a good mystery story with many suspects and excellent development. The characters are well written and interesting. I read another review that said the author over-used the word "lover." I tend to agree but the term fit.

Davina Porter is one of my favorite narrators and I loved listening to her read this. I'm looking forward to starting Book 2.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Laurie on 01-12-13

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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