Sunday, 20 April 2008

Book of the week and bibliography - Nicola Upson, An expert in murder

An Expert in Murder introduces crime writer Jospehine Tey as a protagonist in the first of a series of books to be set in the golden era of crime fiction. It is the first fiction book to be published by Nicola Upson, a freelance journalist, and also introduces a fictional detective in Inspector Archie Penrose. Unusually for a first crime novel, it has been widely (and postively) reviewed, probably reflecting both optimism and confidence on the part of the publisher. It has been serialised in ten parts for BBC Radio 4, beginning on 21st April. I managed to pick up a signed, lined and dated copy for cost price in Heffers in Cambridge, although I don't know whether there are any left now. Nicola Upson has previously published two non-fiction books, details of which are given below.



An Expert in Murder , Faber, London, 2008.
Angel with two faces, Faber, London, 2009.


Mythologies: Sculpture of Helaine Blumenfeld (Elephant's Eye), Overlook Press, USA, 1998.
In Good Company: A Snapshot of Theatre & the Arts. With Mandy Morton. Cambridge Arts Theatre, 2005.

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