The Death of Lucy Kyte

Nicola Upson
NZD $22.99

'Who is Lucy Kyte?'
Macdonald shrugged. 'Your guess is as good as mine.
Lucy Kyte is a mystery.'

The fifth novel in the enthralling series starring Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey

A house that can't rest
A crime that won't fade...

When Josephine inherited a remote Suffolk cottage from her godmother, it came full of secrets. Sorting through the artefacts of her godmother's life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous murder committed near the cottage a century before. Yet this old crime - dubbed the Red barn murder - still seems to haunt the tight-knit village and its remote inhabitants.

As Josephine settles into the house, she knows that something dark has a tight hold on the heart of this small community. Is it just the ghosts of the Red Barn murder, or is there something very much alive that she needs to fear? 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?

Author bio:

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 nonfiction 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 whose main character is Josephine Tey - one of the leading authors of Britain's Golden Age of crime writing. She lives with her partner in Cambridge and spends much of her time in Cornwall.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571366415
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: March 2021
Page Extent: 432
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Historical mysteries

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