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Nine Lessons

Written by Nicola Upson — You get two real life classic fiction writers for the price of one in this seventh book in a series featuring Golden Age crime writer and playwright Josephine Tey as the main character. And although he died the year before 1937…
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From Aberdeen to outer space

On the Radar — This week we bring you ten books you’ll find hard to choose between, because they all look so intriguing. We kick things off with two great Scots, Aberdeen author Stuart MacBride and Edinburgh counterpart Chris Brookmyre. The former’s new standalone is…
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CIS: Nicola Upson interviewed

Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of classy crime novels by Nicola Upson, whose main character is Josephine Tey – one of the leading authors of the Golden Age of crime fiction. Tey’s detective novels were hugely popular…
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London Rain

Written by Nicola Upson — If you like your detective fiction with a pin-sharp historical setting, then Nicola Upson is the author for you. Her series of novels features real-life Golden Age writer Josephine Tey as a detective, and Upson’s attention to detail is jaw-dropping in its thoroughness. Suffolk-born…
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Campion's champion, Tey's away

On the Radar — There are those who say we should bury the heroes of crime fiction with their authors, and others who contend that it’s simply no fun without new stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, or Lisbeth Salander for that matter. This week Margery Allingham…
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CIS: Josephine Tey as author and protagonist

Back in the 1930s and 40s, Josephine Tey was one of the UK’s most celebrated playwrights and novelists. How times change. Nowadays it’s dedicated aficionados of Golden Age detective fiction who read her, and often only a couple of novels. Yet at least one of…
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