Shot with Crimson : An evocative murder mystery plays out on the set of Hitchcock's Rebecca Hardback
by Nicola Upson
'Always a delight.' Sunday TimesI will never understand why murder is considered such a lowbrow speciality in Hollywood. September, 1939, and the worries of war follow Josephine Tey to Hollywood, where a different sort of battle is raging on the set of Hitchcock's Rebecca. Then a shocking act of violence reawakens the shadows of the past, with consequences on both sides of the Atlantic, and Josephine and DCI Archie Penrose find themselves on a trail leading back to the house that inspired a young Daphne du Maurier - a trail that echoes Rebecca's timeless themes of obsession, jealousy and murder. 'An astonishingly complex mystery.' The Times'Classy, clever, endlessly entertaining . . . one of this talented author's most impressive outings yet.' Lancashire Evening PostReaders love Nicola Upson'Oh my, what a delight to read this was.
An author absolutely in command of her craft.' ***** reader review'I felt like I knew the Hitchcocks personally.
The talent to make that feel likely is really Upson's draw for me.
She never misses a beat.' ***** reader review'One of my favourite things about this author is the detail she brings to the pages and the way she can build tension and truly keep you gripped.' ***** reader review'What's not to like about a story of Hollywood and murder? . . . She writes in a way that the story flows effortlessly and makes reading easy and a joy.' ***** reader reviewPraise for the Josephine Tey series'[A] splendid series.' The Times'There's a wonderful golden age feel . . . containing wonderful twists and turns which single out Upson as a talented author of historical crime.' Scotland on Sunday'If Josephine Tey were alive, she would be the first to welcome a major talent.' Daily Mail
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