Shot With Crimson

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September, 1939, and the worries of war follow Josephine Tey to Hollywood, where a different sort of battle is raging on the set of Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Then a shocking act of violence reawakens the shadows of the past, with consequences on both sides of the Atlantic, and Josephine and DCI Archie Penrose find themselves on a trail leading back to the house that inspired a young Daphne du Maurier – a trail that echoes Rebecca’s timeless themes of obsession, jealousy and murder.

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‘Always a delight.’ Sunday Times

I will never understand why murder is considered such a lowbrow speciality in Hollywood.

September, 1939, and the worries of war follow Josephine Tey to Hollywood, where a different sort of battle is raging on the set of Hitchcock’s Rebecca.

Then a shocking act of violence reawakens the shadows of the past, with consequences on both sides of the Atlantic, and Josephine and DCI Archie Penrose find themselves on a trail leading back to the house that inspired a young Daphne du Maurier – a trail that echoes Rebecca‘s timeless themes of obsession, jealousy and murder.

‘An astonishingly complex mystery.’ The Times
‘Classy, clever, endlessly entertaining . . . one of this talented author’s most impressive outings yet.’ Lancashire Evening Post

Readers love Nicola Upson

Oh my, what a delight to read this was. An author absolutely in command of her craft.’ ***** reader review

I felt like I knew the Hitchcocks personally. The talent to make that feel likely is really Upson’s draw for me. She never misses a beat.’ ***** reader review

One of my favourite things about this author is the detail she brings to the pages and the way she can build tension and truly keep you gripped.’ ***** reader review

What’s not to like about a story of Hollywood and murder? . . . She writes in a way that the story flows effortlessly and makes reading easy and a joy.’ ***** reader review

Praise for the Josephine Tey series
‘[A] splendid series.’ The Times
‘There’s a wonderful golden age feel . . . containing wonderful twists and turns which single out Upson as a talented author of historical crime.’ Scotland on Sunday
‘If Josephine Tey were alive, she would be the first to welcome a major talent.’ Daily Mail

Additional information

Weight 0.461 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 2.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

331

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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