Angel With Two Faces: A Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey

Paperback | June 29, 2010

byNicola Upson

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“As befits a tribute to the golden age of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers et. al., there are plot twists, plot turns and red herrings aplenty.”
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Real-life British mystery writer Josephine Tey returns as a fictional sleuth in Angel with Two Faces—the second atmospheric mystery in Nicola Upson’s wonderfully inventive series. In this riveting sequel to Expert in Murder, Tey, in league with intrepid policeman Detective Inspector Archie Penrose, is called upon to help unravel a dark and perplexing crime at a Cornwall country house and backstage at a local theater. Fans of P.D. James and of British noir in general will adore Angel with Two Faces—a traditional mystery with a twist—and this writer whom Ms. James herself calls, “A new and assured talent.”<_o3a_p>

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“As befits a tribute to the golden age of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers et. al., there are plot twists, plot turns and red herrings aplenty.”—Time Out London Real-life British mystery writer Josephine Tey returns as a fictional sleuth in Angel with Two Faces—the second atmospheric mystery in Nicola Upson’s wonderfully inventive se...

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Exhausted and disillusioned with the world of theater in May 1935, Josephine Tey has traveled to Cornwall to spend the summer with her friends the Motleys at their run-down but beautiful country estate. Ready to begin work on her second mystery novel, Tey finds much to inspire her in the landscape and its legends. Meanwhile, the Motley...

Nicola Upson is the author of four previous Josephine Tey mysteries, includingAn Expert in Murder, and two works of nonfiction. She has worked in theater and as a freelance journalist. A recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England, she splits her time between Cambridge and Cornwall.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:June 29, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061451576

ISBN - 13:9780061451577

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Angel With Two Faces Probably one of the best books I've read in more than 20 years. What a joy to discover a new author like Nicola Upson. She not only is able to develop her characters beautifully from book to book but she builds suspense extremely well. I have already purchased her next book in paperback because unfortunately it's not available in e-reader format...A shame because this author is outstanding. I now have another writer in the genre of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, Deborah Crombie and the like who not only has a love of language but knows how to deliver a superlative work of suspense. I don't believe in review that give away a plot. If you want that then read Nicolas first book, An Expert in Murder and go on with the rest of the series. Like me you won't be disappointed, only overwhelmed by the discovery of a terrific new author. Kudos to Nicola Upson - this is a great read from beginning to end?
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"The arrival of a new and assured talent is always a pleasure for aficionados of the classical detective story and Nicola Upson has not only given us a highly original and elegantly-written novel, but also the promise that her hero, Detective Inspector Archie Penrose, will continue his career and join the ranks of famous and well-loved police detectives. The novel cleverly combines fiction with real events and recognisable people, particularly the crime writer Josephine Tey, remembered by an older generation as the author of Richard of Bordeaux, and takes us into the vividly-evoked world of the West End theatre in the years following the horror and disruption of the First World War. To be able to evoke a fictional world which is at the same time totally believable is a rare talent and Nicola Upson is to be congratulated on this the first of what promises to be a distinguished series." (P.D. James)