Angel With Two Faces

Angel With Two Faces

A Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey

Book - 2010
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"Exhausted and disillusioned with the world of theater in May 1935, Josephine Tey has traveled to Cornwall to spend the summer with her friends the Motleys at their run-down but beautiful country estate. Ready to begin work on her second mystery novel, Tey finds much to inspire her in the landscape and its legends. Meanwhile, the Motleys have become involved in an amateur production at the nearby Minack Theater. Detective Inspector Archie Penrose has returned to his roots in Cornwall to attend the funeral of a family friend, a young estate worker who died in a tragic riding accident. Penrose has a few questions about the circumstances surrounding the fatal occurrence. And when the Minack Theater proves to be the stage for a real-life tragedy, Penrose and Tey together must investigate an audacious murder and confront an evil suggesting that there are darker things than death."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper Paperbacks, c2010.
ISBN: 9780061451577
Characteristics: 439 p. ;,21 cm.

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ApollosRaven
Aug 01, 2016

While Upson mimics Tey's style well, the plot becomes oppressive as more and more secrets within a very small circle of rural friends and family members are revealed. It's difficult to like anyone, even the characters Upson tells the reader he or she should find sympathetic - too bad she doesn't really show the reader.

parmachella Aug 14, 2015

Much too long back story before the action gets started, but worth the effort and a change in venue makes this book a little bit of effort that evolves into the expected well constructed story.

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