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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 Motleys have become involved in an amateur production at the nearby Minack Theater.

Detective Inspector Archie Penrose has returned to his roots in Cornwall to attend the funeral of a family friend, a young estate worker who died in a tragic riding accident. Penrose has a few questions about the circumstances surrounding the fatal occurrence. And when the Minack Theater proves to be the stage for a real-life tragedy, Penrose and Tey together must investigate an audacious murder and confront an evil suggesting that there are darker things than death.

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Angel with Two Faces
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Angel With Two Faces
April 27th, 2014
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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