An Expert In Murder: Josephine Tey Series, Book 1 : Josephine Tey

  • by Nicola Upson
  • Narrated by Sandra Duncan
  • Series: Josephine Tey
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's March 1934, and Josephine Tey is travelling from Scotland to London to celebrate what should be the triumphant final week of her celebrated play, Richard of Bordeaux. However, a seemingly senseless murder puts her reputation, and even her life, under threat...

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A brilliantly creative murder mystery

If you could sum up An Expert In Muder: Josephine Tey Series, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

Enthralling - Shocking - Inventive.


Who was your favorite character and why?

It's difficult to choose between Archie and Josephine - their relationship creates the same tensions and delights that are found between Dorothy L Sayers' Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane.


What does Sandra Duncan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sandra Duncan creates an individual and instantly recognisable voice for each character, coupled with expressive and precise narration. I listened over an extended period of time, wanting to suspend reality for as long as possible! Each time I listened, I joined the characters eagerly not only to find out what happened next, but to enjoy their company.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Without wanting to give anything away, the murder near the beginning was unexpected and made me gasp with disbelief. Nicola Upson creates convincing, rounded characters and by the time the action begins the reader has engaged with everyone who has been introduced, and it feels as though the victim is known personally to the reader.


Any additional comments?

I have resisted buying subsequent novels by Nicola Upson in print as Sandra Duncan's reading is so compelling in recreating the world of the fictitious Josephine Tey for the audience.

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- Gina

Very well read.

This was a very enjoyable book and I was pleasantly surprised by the ability and versatility of the narrator; she brought the diverse cast of characters to life and her narration greatly enhanced the book.

The plot was interesting with lots of twists and turns and the main characters were well drawn and interesting. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

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- Flint

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2008
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks