Summary

Called to the peaceful churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious murders of his career, leading him to Cambridge, where both Josephine Tey and Archie's previous lover, Bridget, have settled down together.
It is uncovered that there has been a series of vicious attacks against women in town, spreading fear in the community. Archie and Josephine must race to stop another attack in this beautifully written, intricately plotted mystery.
©2017 Nicola Upson (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd
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Critic reviews

"Historical crime fiction at its very best." ( Sunday Times)
"For fans of period British crime fiction, this...delivers deft plotting and evocations of the era through charming descriptions." ( Library Journal on London Rain)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 05-11-17

Excellent addition to the series

This story takes the stories of MRJames as it’s starting point rather than a real life murder, and it works as well as Upson’s other Tey novels. The continuation of the emotional lives of the characters is believable, though I’m hoping it gets less rather than more complicated. It’s the problem with multiple volume tales, like soap operas they have to have things happen - though things don’t happen in real life. Should art imitate life? Yes - or what else is it for, and anyway it’s been the modus operandi of this series of novels.

One small point - in real life people don’t nod. They say yes. Enid Blyton’s eponymous character does, but he’s a doll.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jackie Davies on 21-05-18

Best story I have read in ages

The characters are so believable and are very likeable too. The story is gripping and the narrator is fantastic you almost believe it is a play as she brings the character to life. A great read can’t wait for the next book.

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