Angel with Two Faces (Josephine Tey Series #2)

Angel with Two Faces (Josephine Tey Series #2)

by Nicola Upson


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“As befits a tribute to the golden age of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers et. al., there are plot twists, plot turns and red herrings aplenty.”
Time Out London


Real-life British mystery writer Josephine Tey returns as a fictional sleuth in Angel with Two Faces—the second atmospheric mystery in Nicola Upson’s wonderfully inventive series. In this riveting sequel to Expert in Murder, Tey, in league with intrepid policeman Detective Inspector Archie Penrose, is called upon to help unravel a dark and perplexing crime at a Cornwall country house and backstage at a local theater. Fans of P.D. James and of British noir in general will adore Angel with Two Faces—a traditional mystery with a twist—and this writer whom Ms. James herself calls, “A new and assured talent.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061451577
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Series: Josephine Tey Series , #2
Pages: 439
Sales rank: 456,795
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nicola Upson is the author of five previous Josephine Tey mysteries, including An Expert in Murder, and two works of nonfiction. She has worked in theater and as a freelance journalist. A recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England, she splits her time between Cambridge  and  Cornwall. 

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Angel with Two Faces (Josephine Tey Series #2) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
jcwlib on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book on the giveaway shelf at work and was drawn in by the setting of the book - Cornwall, England. When I studied abroad in England back in 1999, I spent a weekend exploring the main towns & villages of Cornwall and fell in love with their charm & quaintness. I was hoping this book would capture that and transport me back to that weekend.This book did describe the lovely landscape that is in Cornwall, but most of the action took place on a family estate. One of the reviews on the book states that Upson captures the Agatha Christie spirit with the book. I agree with that reviewer, this book kept me guessing about what was going to happen next. I did have an aha moment and figured out who one murderer was based on some small details. This book is a quick read and I definitely want to read more by this author.
lindasue43 More than 1 year ago
Although well written, this book does not hold a candle to Series #1. The subject matter of incest was unpleasant to say the least. There wasn't too much suspense, just gloom. Also the similarity of some of the names was confusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great development of characters living in a remote, English seaside community. The close-knit community holds many secrets which are eventually exposed after the body of a young man is recovered from a lake. Was it a suicide or murder?
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I became a fan of Josephine Tey a few years ago and was fascinated with this series as it stars this wonderful writer. Ms. Upson herself is one of the best I have read. Her character development, her ability to make you visualize and feel what you are reading is beautiful. I love the idea that she takes certain instances in the real Ms Tey's life and makes them part of the story-sometimes a major part as in her first book, sometimes a minor part as in starting to write A Shilling For Candles in this book. Well done Ms upson. And thank you.
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but keeps losing it as the plots go every which way. i read them all out of order exept last one and its difficult to point out just what is wrong. teys own mysteries are tight and though not many were all very different with great side characters and wonderful descriptions of the countryside mom