Fear in the Sunlight, Paperback

Fear in the Sunlight Paperback

Part of the Josephine Tey series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)

Description

Summer, 1936. The writer, Josephine Tey, joins her friends in the holiday village of Portmeirion 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", and Hitchcock has one or two tricks up his sleeve to keep the holiday party entertained - and expose their deepest fears.

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 horrific murder, again linked to a Hitchcock movie, drives Penrose back to the scene of the original crime to uncover the shocking truth.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780571246281

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A book full of lots of short chapters; I pretty much read it one chapter at a time and didn't get the hang of the plot or the characters at all for a long time. I was getting characters muddled up for a good two thirds of the book. Another Josephine Tey mystery with a large role for Alfred Hitchcock, I'm not a film person and think there were a lot of film references here that I didn't really get. In the end I liked it, I've enjoyed the rest of the series and look forward to more, but I think I would have enjoyed it much more if I'd read it in large chunks.

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