The Death of Lucy Kyte: A New Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey


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Harper Paperbacks
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5.4 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Nicola Upson's debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey, who--along with Agatha Christie--was one of the masters of Britain's Golden Age of crime writing. She was shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger in 2018 for Nine Lessons and longlisted in 2021 for The Dead of Winter. She lives with her partner in Cambridge and Cornwall.


"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)
A "carefully crafted tale of heartbreak and haunting.... The contemplative tone and historical detail yield their own rewards, along with a couple of clever surprises."--Kirkus Reviews
"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
"Upson's fifth book in the Tey series skillfully weaves a plot of intrigue, deceit and obsession."--National Examiner