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A very Hitchcockian homage

Nicola Upson's "Josephine Tey" series has really grown on me. From my initial moment of disquiet at discovering that Two for sorrowwas not quite the novel I'd expected it to be, to unadulterated delight in reading The death of Lucy Kyte. In both books Upson melds the real life author, Josephine Tey, with real criminal cases, that lie in the past but affect the present day, blending fact and fiction superbly well together. This was something that Josephine herself was adept at - you only have to read The Franchise Affair, or her superb, user friendly, interpretation of the mystery of Richard III, The daughter of time, to realise this.

I came across Fear in the sunlight fairly recently in a bargain bucket in, of all places, a garden centre (proof that if you're a bookhound, they will leap out at you in the most unexpected places). I bought it solely on Nicola Upson's name, and the Josephine Tey connection; and it's been sat on my TBR stack ever since. I hap…

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