The Death of Lucy Kyte (Josephine Tey Series #5)

The Death of Lucy Kyte (Josephine Tey Series #5)

by Nicola Upson


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In this atmospheric, intriguing historical mystery brimming with psychological tension, an unexpected inheritance plunges beloved British mystery author Josephine Tey into a disturbing puzzle of dark secrets eerily connecting the present and the past.

When Josephine Tey unexpectedly inherits Red Barn Cottage from her estranged godmother, the will stipulates that she must personally claim the house in the Suffolk countryside. But Josephine is not the only benefactor—a woman named Lucy Kyte is also in Hester’s will.

Sorting through the artifacts of her godmother’s life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous death committed on the cottage’s grounds a century before. Yet this old crime—dubbed the Red Barn murder—still seems to haunt the tight-knit village and its remote inhabitants. Is it just superstition, or is there a very real threat that is frightening the locals? Could the truth be related to the mysterious Lucy Kyte, who no one in the village admits to knowing?

With a palpable sense of evil thickening around her, Josephine must untangle historic tragedy from present danger and prevent a deadly cycle from beginning once more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062195456
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Series: Josephine Tey Series , #5
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 610,886
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 3.10(d)

About the Author

Nicola Upson has written for a variety of publications, including the New Statesman, where she was a crime fiction critic. She also regularly contributes to BBC radio and has worked in the theater for ten years. She divides her time between Cambridge and Cornwall.

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The Death of Lucy Kyte 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very boring book that dragged on and on. Had a very difficult reading it. Read the first book in this series and enjoyed it but this book was not enjoyable.
just_jess More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite of the Josephine Tey novels by Nicola Upson. Atmospheric, introspective ~ an interesting take on a reclusive yet influential write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For me this book was very confusing at times. I had to concentrate on who was who, but maybe I was supposed to concentrate. Over all a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the way the plot unfolded. It is always interesting to view another era before modern communications were so readily available. I am not certain that the relationship between Josephine and her friend add a lot to the story. a l
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No matter how descriptive the long conversations and red herrings have nothing to offer but clutter and a stuffiing all into a last chapter it is in one way a tighter plotted book than the others because it is in a village but i said i wouldnt read another but i did but next time it is borrow
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The story builds until you just can't put it down. I enjoyed the way it was a story within a story and she fleshed out the characters very nicely.
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This book is very captivating I got into it and couldnot put it down