Josephine Tey

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 554 ratings

An Expert In Murder: Josephine Tey Series, Book 1 Summary

It's March 1934, and Josephine Tey is travelling from Scotland to London to celebrate what should be the triumphant final week of her celebrated play, Richard of Bordeaux.

However, a seemingly senseless murder puts her reputation, and even her life, under threat...

©2008 Nicola Upson (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • An Expert In Murder: Josephine Tey Series, Book 1

    • By: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    It's March 1934, and Josephine Tey is travelling from Scotland to London to celebrate what should be the triumphant final week of her celebrated play, Richard of Bordeaux. However, a seemingly senseless murder puts her reputation, and even her life, under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Karen on 17-01-09

    Regular price: £19.59

  • Book 2

    • Angel with Two Faces: Josephine Tey Series, Book 2

    • By: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Inspector Archie Penrose has invited Josephine Tey to his family home in Cornwall, a struggling but beautiful country estate on a magnificent stretch of coastline. But death clouds the holiday from the outset. When the local theatre proves to be a stage for real-life tragedy, Archie's loyalties are divided between his friends and his job, and he and Josephine must confront the violent reality which lies beneath a seemingly idyllic community.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't like the plot!

    • By Anonymous User on 09-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Two for Sorrow: Josephine Tey Series, Book 3

    • By: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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. The girl's death seems to be the result of a domestic feud, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing.

    • By Annie on 29-05-11

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Fear in the Sunlight: Josephine Tey Series, Book 4

    • By: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Summer, 1936: Writer Josephine Tey joins her friends in Portmeirion, meeting with Alfred Hitchcock to sign a film deal. Hitchcock has a few tricks planned to keep the party entertained, but things get out of hand when a Hollywood actress is brutally murdered. As fear and suspicion take over, Chief Inspector Archie Penrose becomes unsatisfied with the investigation. Several years later another horrific murder drives Penrose back to Portmeirion to uncover the shocking truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So confusing, unlike the previous three

    • By Ms Lixie on 14-06-14

    Regular price: £17.39

  • Book 5

    • The Death of Lucy Kyte

    • Josephine Tey, Book 5
    • By: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    When Josephine Tey inherited a remote Suffolk cottage from her godmother, it came full of secrets. There were the infamous Red Barn murders, committed in the grounds a century before, and still casting a shadow over the village. And there was Lucy Kyte, the mysterious beneficiary of her godmother’s will, who no-one in the close-knit village would admit to knowing. Trapped in this isolated community and surrounded by shadows of obsession, abuse and deceit, can Josephine untangle history from present danger and prevent a deadly cycle beginning once again?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never Ffails

    • By Linda on 03-11-13

    Regular price: £17.39

  • Book 6

    • London Rain

    • Josephine Tey, Book 6
    • By: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    May 1937, and London prepares to crown a new king. 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. With Archie's hands tied by politics, it is left to Josephine to get to the truth. Soon she is forced to confront at first-hand the deadly consequences of love, deceit and betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical snapshot - beautifully read

    • By anthony on 17-10-15

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 7

    • Nine Lessons

    • Josephine Tey Series, Book 7
    • By: Nicola Upson
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Called to the peaceful churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious murders of his career, leading him to Cambridge, where both Josephine Tey and Archie's previous lover, Bridget, have settled down together. It is uncovered that there has been a series of vicious attacks against women in town, spreading fear in the community. Archie and Josephine must race to stop another attack in this beautifully written, intricately plotted mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent addition to the series

    • By Chris on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £20.89