A snowy Christmas gathering on an island off the Cornish coast goes murderously wrong in this festive Golden Age mystery. December 1938, and storm clouds hover once again over Europe. Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael's Mount - and the unexpected arrival of a world famous film star, in need of sanctuary - interrupt the festivities. Cut off by the sea and a relentless blizzard, the hunt for a murderer begins. Pivoting on a real moment in history, the ninth novel in the 'Josephine Tey' series draws on all the much-loved conventions of the Golden Age Christmas mystery, whilst giving them a thrilling contemporary twist.
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ANGEL WITH TWO FACES
Inspector Archie Penrose has invited Josephine Tey to his family home in Cornwall. But death clouds the holiday when the local theatre proves to be a stage for real-life tragedy. Archie and Josephine must confront the violent reality which lies beneath a seemingly idyllic community...
THE DEATH OF LUCY KYTE
When Josephine Tey inherits a remote Suffolk cottage from her godmother, it comes full of secrets. Josephine knows that there is something dark that has a hold on this small community. Is it the sinister ghosts of past murders, or is there something very much alive that she needs to beware of?
AN EXPERT IN MURDER
Golden Age of Crime writer Josephine Tey features as the lead character in the richly-peopled world of 1930s theatre which formed the other half of her life: an original murder mystery based on real life events.
FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT
Writer Josephine Tey joins her friends in Portmeirion, meeting with Alfred Hitchcock to sign a film deal. But things get out of hand when a Hollywood actress is brutally murdered. Chief Inspector Archie Penrose is unsatisfied with the investigation. Then years later another murder drives Penrose back to Portmeirion to uncover the shocking truth.
May, 1937, and at the height of the Coronation celebrations, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose is called to the BBC to investigate the murder of a famous broadcaster, a death which Josephine Tey suspects is linked to a decade-old scandal. Soon she is forced to confront at first-hand the deadly consequences of love, deceit and betrayal.
Called to the peaceful churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most unusual murders of his career. The case leads Archie to Cambridge, where his old friend Josephine Tey has recently settled. Before long, another body is discovered and Archie uncovers a connection twenty-five years old which haunted both victims - as well as some of their living companions. As Archie and Josephine grapple with savage malefactors, they must race to stop another attack...
STANLEY AND ELSIE
The First World War is over and in Hampshire, artist Stanley Spencer is working on the commission of a lifetime - painting an entire chapel in memory of lives lost in the war. When Elsie Munday arrives as their housemaid, her life quickly becomes entwined with the Spencer family. As the years pass, Elsie does her best to keep the family together even when love, obsession and temptation seem set to tear them apart....
TWO FOR SORROW
When Josephine Tey sets out to write a novel about the notorious Finchley baby farmers, her research helps to solve the recent sadistic murder of a young seamstress. But when a second young woman is involved in an horrific accident, the search begins for a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden.