Death of Lucy Kyte: A New Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey: 5 Paperback – 10 June 2014
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- Paperback : 346 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062195456
- Product dimensions : 7.87 x 13.46 x 20.07 cm
- Publisher : Bourbon Street Books (10 June 2014)
- Language: : English
- Customer Reviews:
"Upson...possesses great skills in creating character-driven novels that evoke a strong sense of place, spins this sad but seductive story with grace and intelligence."--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Upson's fifth book in the Tey series skillfully weaves a plot of intrigue, deceit and obsession."--National Examiner
"Upson's fifth Tey mystery is a hauntingly atmospheric story based on fact with personal reverberations for Josephine herself. A worthy addition to this intriguing series starring a real-life mystery writer and set in between-the-wars England."--Booklist
A "carefully crafted tale of heartbreak and haunting.... The contemplative tone and historical detail yield their own rewards, along with a couple of clever surprises."--Kirkus Reviews
From the Back Cover
An unexpected inheritance plunges beloved British mystery author Josephine Tey into a disturbing puzzle of dark secrets connecting the present and the past in this intriguing historical mystery brimming with psychological tension.
When Josephine Tey unexpectedly inherits Red Barn Cottage from a godmother she barely knows, the will stipulates that she must personally claim the house in the Suffolk countryside. But Josephine is not the only benefactor--a woman named Lucy Kyte is also in Hester's will. Sorting through the artifacts of her godmother's life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous murder committed on the cottage's grounds a century before. This old crime--dubbed the Red Barn murder--still haunts the tight-knit village and its remote inhabitants. Is it superstition, or is there a very real threat that is frightening the locals? And is the truth related to the mysterious Lucy Kyte, whom no one in the village admits to knowing? Surrounded by the shadows of obsession, abuse, and deceit, with a palpable sense of evil thickening around her, Josephine must untangle historic tragedy from present danger to prevent a deadly cycle from beginning once again.
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I liked the portrayal of rural and small town life and the influences that ruled everyday .Such injustices, bitterness and warping of mostly good people with occasional respite of hope and happiness.
I will be reading more by this author.
Why not five stars? Well I'm a stickler for loose ends, and Ms Upson did leave a few untied. I won't say what they are here, as I wouldn't want to spoil the read. Don't let this put you off the book, it's very readable!
A genuinely unsettling ghost story and a thoroughly absorbing mystery all rolled into one. My favourite in the series so far.