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Dear Little Corpses (A Josephine Tey Mystery #10) (Hardcover)

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It takes a village to bury a child...

September 1st, 1939. As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the countryside, but when a little girl vanishes without a trace, the reality of separation becomes more urgent and more deadly for those who love her.

In the chaos and uncertainty of war, Josephine struggles with the prospect of change. As a cloud of suspicion falls across the small Suffolk village she has come to love, the conflict becomes personal, and events take a dark and sinister turn.

Blending a Golden Age mystery with the timeless fears of a child’s abduction, Dear Little Corpses is an atmospheric snapshot of England in the early days of war.

About the Author

Nicola Upson was born in Suffolk and read English at Downing College, Cambridge. She has worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist, and is the author of two non-fiction works and the recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England. Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels to feature Josephine Tey--one of the leading authors of Britain's age of crime-writing. Her research for the books has included many conversations with people who lived through the period and who knew Josephine Tey well, most notably Sir John Gielgud. The book was dramatised by BBC Scotland for Woman's Hour, and praised by PD James as marking "the arrival of a new and assured talent". Nicola lives with her partner in Cambridge and Cornwall

Praise For…

Praise for Dear Little Corpses:
“Superior . . . P.D. James fans who haven’t read Upson yet are in for a treat.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Upson is a magical storyteller . . . Charming and intriguing.”
Booklist, starred review

Praise for the Josephine Tey Mysteries:
“Outstanding . . . Upson makes all of her complex characters’ motivations, guilt, and lies understandable while subtly inserting clues into the ingeniously twisty plot. She has few peers, in any era, in imbuing fair-play whodunits with psychological depth.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A truly brilliant twist . . . yet, it is the quality of writing that makes this puppy novel not just for Christmas but for life.”
The UK Times

“A challenging murder mystery…and a strong sense of place combine to make this a fascinating read.”
Library Journal

“The writing is crisp and sharp, with the authentic feel of England lending credence to the tale. The plot twists and turns like a whirligig, taking the reader for an enjoyable ride. Heartily recommended.”
Historical Novels Review

“Historical crime fiction at its very best.”
Sunday Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781643859026
ISBN-10: 1643859021
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: August 9th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Josephine Tey Mystery