Fear in the Sunlight

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HarperCollins, Apr 9, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
2 Reviews

Summer 1936. Mystery writer Josephine Tey joins her friends in the resort village of Portmeirion, Wales, 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. 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, as fear and suspicion take over in a setting where nothing—and no one—is quite what it seems, Chief Inspector Archie Penrose becomes increasingly unsatisfied with the way the investigation is ultimately resolved. Several years later, another horrif ic murder, again linked to a Hitchcock movie, drives Penrose back to the scene of the original crime to uncover the shocking truth.

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Review: Fear in the Sunlight (Josephine Tey #4)

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I picked this mystery up in the bookstore, intrigued by the idea of Josephine Tey and Alfred Hichcock as characters. While Ms. Upson's writing is excellent, I found that I did not enjoy the tone of ... Read full review

Review: Fear in the Sunlight (Josephine Tey #4)

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I did not like this book and will not read any more by this author! I did not like any of the characters. The fact that the plot involved Alfred Hitchcock and the author Josephine Tey, caused me to pick it up, but it was very boring. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Nicola Upson is the author of four previous Josephine Tey mysteries, including An Expert in Murder, and two works of nonfiction. She has worked in theater and as a freelance journalist. A recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England, she splits her time between Cambridge and Cornwall.

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