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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (277 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicola Upson Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Josephine Tey Mysteries Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781482981735
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Exhausted and disillusioned with the world of theater in May 1935, Josephine Tey has traveled to Cornwall to spend the summer with her friends, the Motleys, at their run-down but beautiful country estate. Ready to begin work on her second mystery novel, Tey finds much to inspire her in the landscape and its legends. Meanwhile, the Motleys have become involved in an amateur production at the nearby Minack Theater.

Detective Inspector Archie Penrose has returned to his roots in Cornwall to attend the funeral of a family friend, a young estate worker who died in a tragic riding accident. Penrose has a few questions about the circumstances surrounding the fatal occurrence. And when the Minack Theater proves to be the stage for a real-life tragedy, Penrose and Tey together must investigate an audacious murder and confront an evil suggesting that there are darker things than death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Packed with lust and illicit passion.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “The portrayal of Tey is both sympathetic and perceptive…Upson is chillingly effective at showing how good intentions may lead to evil consequences…A fine addition to a promising series.”

    Spectator (London)

  • “Carefully plotted, full of historical information, local color and meticulous psychological analysis.”

    Literary Review (UK)

  • “Within a relatively short period, Nicola Upson has established herself as one of the most inventive and unusual of crime writers…It’s easy to feel that Tey herself would be delighted with these fictitious imaginings of her life.”

    Barry Forshaw, author of The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V.c. Linde | 2/17/2014

    " My favourite of the series. Sensitive but still unflinching. Same characters well supported by new faces. Beautiful descriptions of Cornwall as well. The twists were a little transparent but that didn't take anything away from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsty Darbyshire | 2/9/2014

    " I really liked this. I enjoyed An Expert in Murder but it took me a long time to get to this. Cornish setting, with real outdoor theatre, was fabulous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 2/1/2014

    " A mystery set in a small English village where Josephine (the writer of Daughter of Time) has come at the invitation of her friends. She arrives after a funeral of a local golden boy and inadvertantly gets caught up in the intruge and secrets that have strained all the ties that bind the once closekint community together. Warning: not for the squeamish as one of the major storylines is, well, a bit on the creepy side, but a well written book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/7/2014

    " This series, featuring mystery author Josephine Tey as the main character, is surprisingly engaging. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kit | 1/6/2014

    " I read Nicola Upson's earlier book in this series, where she takes the detective author Josephine Tey and makes her a character in a murder mystery. It's a clever idea (and others have done it as well) and this story isn't written with a lot of sophistication, but the setting is Cornwall, which makes up for a lot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 1/5/2014

    " Moving too slow for me. Stopped reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda K K | 12/24/2013

    " The Cornish coast of England is the setting for this very involved mystery involving family secrets that distort the actions of several familes of long standing roles in the community. The interweaving of the characters lives is done with finesse and the twists and turns are abundant as more than one person meets their demise at the hands of another. Sad and poignant; puts the reader much in mind of how hidden actions can still produce pain and suffering for others, long after the events occured. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Stearman | 12/14/2013

    " I've been to the Minack too - great story, love her characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 11/21/2013

    " Grand story, compelling mystery, great protagonists and some of the nastiest situations I've read. I generally avoid mysteries that harp on the miseries of life and the tangles caused by sordid choices but this author is so good that I just cringe and carry on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/21/2013

    " A good 'whodunnit' book. Set between the wars, it's a 'Midsummer Murders' type of murder/mystery story. I found it an enjoyable, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/19/2013

    " I did not see the ending coming. I found it all very sad. But I still enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Theresa Sivelle | 5/10/2013

    " I really didn't care for this one. I thought it was hard to follow and I wasn't able to relate to anyone in the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 4/26/2013

    " The book had promise, but too much sexual dysfunction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 9/12/2012

    " I liked this second book in the series even better than the first - the setting in Cornwall is gorgeous, there is real poignancy in the story and reference to lots of real people, places and events brings the period to life. Slowly the secrets and mysteries unfold in a very satisfying way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 7/7/2012

    " The cover looked like a Maisie Dobbs, but Josephine Tey makes an indifferent sleuth - I was before her on several points... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 4/25/2012

    " Wonderfully drawn characters, great with the sense of place, rather odd perception/ready forgiveness of a murderous act in the service of a generally, radically-frowned-upon-by-society love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lila | 4/22/2012

    " I keep thinking I am going to like these mysteries better than I do. Josephine Tey is one of my favorite mystery writers and these are based on her life so somewhat interesting for that reason. But I don't think I read others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 3/2/2012

    " It was a good mystery with an ending/twist I didn't see coming, but there was an awful lot of incest, children dying tragically, and terrible abuse of women that was probably not necessary except for shock value. "

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About the Author
Author Nicola Upson

Nicola Upson has written for a variety of publications, including the New Statesman, where she was a crime fiction critic. She also regularly contributes to BBC radio and has worked in the theater for many years. She divides her time between Cambridge and Cornwall.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.