Books by Nicola Upson

SORRY FOR THE DEAD by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2019

"Achingly perceptive about forbidden relationships and the unreasoning hatred they can provoke, then as now."
Real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey's eighth encounter with fictional crime toggles back and forth between her brush with murder during her early years as a teacher and the time a generation later when the chickens come home to roost. Read full book review >
LONDON RAIN by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Although Upson (The Death of Lucy Kyte, 2014, etc.) keeps her readers anticipating action nearly as long as British subjects wait for the crowning of their king, the complexity of the overlapping relationships and a burst of momentum make her fictionalized heroine's sixth case a worthy sequel to its predecessors."
Revenge, murder, and royal pageantry in the fictional adventures of a real-life author. Read full book review >
THE DEATH OF LUCY KYTE by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Upson's (Two for Sorrow, 2010, etc.) attempt to engage real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey in a murder is not for those who want a quick-moving story. For more patient readers, the contemplative tone and historical detail yield their own rewards, along with a couple of clever surprises. "
Three generations of homeowners feel the effects of a violent murder in rural England. Read full book review >
TWO FOR SORROW by Nicola Upson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Less a reconsideration of the plight of Victorian women and children via the story of Sach and Walters than a study of same-sex love and obsession focusing on Tey's relationships (Angel with Two Faces, 2010, etc.)."
Deep into her research regarding the lives of two executed baby killers, mystery writer Josephine Tey succumbs to a romantic crisis. Read full book review >
ANGEL WITH TWO FACES by Nicola Upson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"You'd have to be daft not to savor Cornwall in the '30s and the fictional sleuthing of real-life mystery writer Josephine Tey."
Josephine Tey (An Expert in Murder, 2008) finds murderous inspiration in Cornwall. Read full book review >
AN EXPERT IN MURDER by Nicola Upson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"<\b>The actual Josephine Tey, of course, wrote the historical gem The Daughter of Time (1951) and seven other classic murder mysteries. Though not up to Tey's standards, Upson's debut is a most promising valentine."
A detective inspector and a real-life writer team up to solve several murders in 1930s London. Read full book review >