Fear in the Sunlight

Nicola Upson (Author)
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Description

Nicola Upson blends biography and fiction, excitement and menace, and a touch of Alfred Hitchcock in Fear in the Sunlight, a mystery starring real-life writer Josephine Tey.

Summer, 1936: Josephine Tey joins her friends in the resort village of Portmeirion to celebrate her fortieth birthday. Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are there to sign a deal to film Josephine's novel, A Shilling for Candles, and Alfred Hitchcock has one or two tricks up his sleeve to keep the holiday party entertained--and expose their deepest fears. But things get out of hand when one of Hollywood's leading actresses is brutally slashed to death in a cemetery near the village. The following day, fear and suspicion take over in a setting where nothing--and no one--is quite what it seems.

Based in part on the life of Josephine Tey--one of the most popular, best-loved crime writers of the Golden Age, Nicola Upson's Fear in the Sunlight features legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock as a prominent character--and features the classic suspense and psychological tension that fans of Hitchcock films love.

--Booklist

Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date
April 09, 2013
Pages
412
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.2 X 7.8 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062195432

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About the Author

Nicola Upson is the award-winning author of several novels, including An Expert in Murder, Angel With Two Faces, and Two for Sorrow. She is also the author of a number of non-fiction books, including Mythologies and In Good Company. Nicola lives in the UK.

Reviews

"A deft and agreeably darker addition to the series."--Booklist
"A smart, playful pleasure in an increasingly adventurous series."--Financial Times (London)
"Upson surpasses herself with her mesmerizing and psychologically complex fourth whodunit featuring real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey. . . . The melancholy tone and pitch-perfect prose add depth to the sinister plot."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)