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In this atmospheric, intriguing historical mystery brimming with psychological tension, an unexpected inheritance plunges beloved British mystery author Josephine Tey into a disturbing puzzle of dark secrets eerily connecting the present and the past.

When Josephine Tey unexpectedly inherits Red Barn Cottage from her estranged godmother, the will stipulates that she must personally claim the house in the Suffolk countryside. But Josephine is not the only benefactor; a woman named Lucy Kyte is also in Hester’s will.

Sorting through the artifacts of her godmother’s life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous death on the cottage’s grounds a century before. Yet this old crime—dubbed the Red Barn Murder—still seems to haunt the tight-knit village and its remote inhabitants. Is it just superstition, or is there a very real threat that is frightening the locals? Could the truth be related to the mysterious Lucy Kyte, who no one in the village admits to knowing?

With a palpable sense of evil thickening around her, Josephine must untangle historic tragedy from present danger and prevent a deadly cycle from beginning once more.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Upson’s fifth book in the Tey series skillfully weaves a plot of intrigue, deceit and obsession.”

    National Examiner

  • “Upson…possesses great skills in creating character-driven novels that evoke a strong sense of place, spins this sad but seductive story with grace and intelligence.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Lyrical prose…and subtle plotting make Upson’s fifth novel featuring real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey a worthy successor to Fear in the Sunlight, a PW Best Mystery of 2013…Upson…amply rewards her readers’ patience with a satisfying resolution that feels true to life rather than pat.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Upson’s fifth title in her historical series featuring mystery author Josephine Tey once again ratchets up the psychological suspense. This outing finds Tey in rural Suffolk.”

    Library Journal

  • “Upson’s fifth Tey mystery is a hauntingly atmospheric story based on fact with personal reverberations for Josephine herself. A worthy addition to this intriguing series starring a real-life mystery writer and set in between-the-wars England.”

    Booklist

  • “Three generations of homeowners feel the effects of a violent murder in rural England…in this carefully crafted tale of heartbreak and haunting. Upson’s attempt to engage real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey in a murder is not for those who want a quick-moving story. For more patient readers, the contemplative tone and historical detail yield their own rewards, along with a couple of clever surprises.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Wanda McCaddon’s narration perfectly reflects Britain in the period between the Wars. Set in mid-1930s England and Scotland but also recounting events from a century earlier, this audiobook is a mystery from a more genteel era…McCaddon is ideally suited for delivering the lead character’s Scottish brogue, and she skillfully fleshes out the other players in the story as well. Her rustic accents appropriately portray the tough rural life of the nineteenth century.”

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