By Nicola Upson
March 1934. respected secret author Josephine Tey is touring from Scotland to London for the ultimate week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the shock hit of the season, with pacifist issues that resonate in an international nonetheless haunted by means of battle. yet pleasure turns to horror whilst her arrival coincides with the homicide of a tender lady she had befriended at the teach ride—and Tey is plunged right into a secret as perplexing as any in her personal works. Detective Inspector Archie Penrose is confident that the killing is attached to the play, and that Tey herself is at risk of turning into a sufferer of her personal good fortune. within the aftermath of a moment homicide, the author and the policeman needs to sign up for jointly to forestall a ruthless killer who will it appears cease at not anything.
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Perhaps they can shed some light on the boyfriend. ’ ‘There could have been something in her bag without my noticing. I doubt it, though, because most of the contents ended up on the ﬂoor at one point. Hideous things – I can’t imagine why anybody would want one, but it’s the sort of thing she might have owned and she had an awful lot of other luggage. ’ He said nothing, but looked more preoccupied than ever. ’ asked Josephine, puzzled to see her own sadness reflected in someone who had no 44 personal connection with the events he was now investigating.
In a reversal of his difﬁculties with Terry, the issue with Tey was getting her into the public eye, and that wretched trial had not helped. Not for the first time, he cursed himself for allowing it to happen. Knowing Vintner, he should have seen it coming. In fact, those newer to the taste of success than Aubrey seemed to 52 have been transformed by their sudden notoriety – and not always for the better, in his opinion. The entire cast seemed to think that one hit play was enough to keep them in work for the rest of their professional lives, and all the bickering and tension was beginning to tire him; after all, he could usually ﬁnd that at home.
She was that quiet sort which always gets overlooked. I don’t mean quiet in the literal sense, but most people would probably have thought her quite inconsequential. If she were at a party, she’d be the person you spoke to until you found someone more important. I think she’d got so used to people looking past her that she didn’t even notice any more. ’ ‘Not an obvious murder victim, then. ’ ‘No, not a victim in any sense of the word. It’s a cliché, but she made the best of what life dealt her, and that somehow makes all this even worse.