Sorry for the Dead by Nicola Upson audiobook

Sorry for the Dead: A Josephine Tey Mystery

By Nicola Upson
Read by Helen Lloyd

Blackstone Publishing 9781683319849

The Josephine Tey Mysteries: Book 8

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At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson’s eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with. In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house—now much changed—and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women’s lives hid a much darker secret.

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Summary

Summary

At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson’s eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with.

In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs.

Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house—now much changed—and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women’s lives hid a much darker secret.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[A] superior mystery…about the insanity of war, the muddle and panic of middle age, and the corrosive effects of loneliness. The end comes with an avalanche of shocking revelations.” The Times (London)
“The skilled writing evokes a deep sense of place; the complex character development intrigues.” Historical Novels Society
“Explores thorny social themes with acute insight and polished prose, while ensnaring readers with a gripping plot that keeps them guessing until the last page.” Thriller Books Journal
“Pays homage to the ‘Golden Age’ traditions of the genre and is particularly perceptive about the role of women in that era.” Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
“Magnificent…Upson couples an engrossing plot with a nuanced and poignant look at human passions and frailties. Fans of golden-age mysteries will be more than satisfied.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Narrator Helen Lloyd perfectly brings setting and personalities into sharp focus…Lloyd’s tone can be coldly calculating or add depth and warmth where required. She sounds proper and persistent as Josephine uncovers myriad secrets in this labyrinthine, splendidly constructed plot.” AudioFile
“Achingly perceptive about forbidden relationships and the unreasoning hatred they can provoke, then as now.” Kirkus Reviews
“Intriguingly combines murder with stories of love in the face of hateful bias. A notable addition to this fine series.” Booklist
“A challenging murder mystery, a look at the social pressures on those who were nonconformists, and a strong sense of place combine to make this a fascinating read.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Nicola Upson

Author Bio: Nicola Upson

Nicola Upson is the award-winning author of several novels, including An Expert in Murder, Angel with Two Faces, and Two for Sorrow. She was the winner of an Escalator/Arts Council England award in 2006 for her debut novel, An Expert in Murder. She is also the author of a number of nonfiction books, including Mythologies: the Sculpture of Helaine Blumenfeld and In Good Company: A Snapshot of Theatre and the Arts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English