Fear in the Sunlight, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)

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It's 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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780571246373

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Rather disappointing. I had read, and enjoyed, the earlier books in the series but I found this one rather muddled. More than that, the characters did not engage my attention and I could hardly bring myself to care who turned out to be the serial killer in the end. The reason for his crimes also eluded me completely

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