The Dead of Winter By Nicola Upson

The Dead of Winter By Nicola Upson


A Josephine Tey Mystery

December 1938: Storm Clouds hover once again over Europe.

Writer Josephine Tey and Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose gather with their friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael’s Mount – and the unexpected arrival of a world-famous film star, in need of sanctuary – interrupt the festivities. Cut off by the sea and a relentless blizzard, can Josephine and Archie prevent the murderer from striking again?

My Thoughts:

This is my first book by Nicola, and this book is book nine in the Josephine Tey series so I have a lot of catching up to do. I think Nicola did a great job about writing about that era and as a crime point of view too. I liked that it is set in Cornwall and I have been to St Michael’s Mount before so it made it more exciting for me knowing a place. I would say it is a light read, a group of friends are stuck on St Michael’s Mount at Christmas because of bad weather, then there are two deaths, can Josephine and Detective Chief Inspector Archie work out who the killer is before there are any more murders. I found It was an ok read, but this type of plot has been done so many times and they can become a little boring but I will be reading Nicola’s other books to see what they are like.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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