An Expert in Murder
A New Mystery Featuring Josephine TeyBook - 2008
A brilliant and original fiction debut set in the exotic world of 1930s British theatre
March 1934. Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her celebrated play Richard of Bordeaux. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride, and Tey quickly finds herself plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any of those in her own works.
Detective Inspector Archie Penrose is convinced that the killing is connected to her play. Richard of Bordeaux has been the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes that strike a chord in a world still haunted by war. Now, however, it seems that Tey could become the victim of her own success, as her reputation--and even her life--is put at risk.
A second murder confirms Penrose's suspicions that somewhere among this flamboyant theatre set is a ruthless and spiteful killer. Together, Penrose and Tey must confront their own ghosts in search of someone who will stop at nothing.
An Expert in Murder is both a tribute to one of the most enduringly popular writers of crime and a richly atmospheric detective novel in its own right.
From Library Staff
LPL_ShirleyB May 15, 2018
RESERVED. Series: Josephine Tey, #1. "Traveling to London in 1934 to celebrate her play's triumphant final week, popular writer Josephine Tey is caught up by the murder of a fellow train passenger, in a case that raises the suspicions of Detective Inspector Archie Penrose." ~NoveList
Josephine Tey was a 20th Century author of mysteries and plays. In this series she becomes a reluctant detective and murder suspect. #1 of Josephine Tey series, * subgenre: historical
Josephine Tey was a real author of mysteries and plays. In this series she becomes a reluctant detective and murder suspect.
LPL_ShirleyB Apr 07, 2015
Josephine Tey, real author of mysteries and plays, becomes a reluctant detective and murder suspect. Compare to Laurie R. King's characters -- they are just as convincing.