London Rain

London Rain

Large Print - 2015
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May, 1937, and London prepares to crown a new king. Bestselling writer Josephine Tey is in town to oversee a BBC radio production of her play, but adultery, treachery and pent-up jealousies are stalking the corridors of Broadcasting House. At the height of the Coronation celebrations, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose is called in to investigate the murder of one of the BBC's best-known broadcasters. A second victim - his mistress, and the play's leading actress - suggests that the motive lies close to home, but Josephine suspects that the killings are linked to a decade-old scandal. With Archie's hands tied by politics, and his attention taken by another, seemingly unrelated death, it is left to Josephine to get to the truth.
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicester, WF Howes Ltd,, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781510009806
Characteristics: 442 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.

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kountzcl
Jun 02, 2017

Not as captivating a mystery as the blurb claims... but I read to the end and appreciated the author's twist. She has a verbose style, with pairs of descriptive phrases where one would do as well. The London setting is not evoked as precisely as in the Nikki French mysteries.

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reeread
Jan 28, 2017

A great read for anyone interested in London, the BBC or the coronation of King George in the 1930s. Fascinating background to a complex murder mystery.

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maipenrai
Nov 26, 2016

The sixth book in the Josephine Tey series

MariePat Jul 24, 2016

I am not familiar with the other Josephine Tey books, so I wouldn't consider myself an expert. I found this book to be slow and plodding and I could not really get into the plot or characters.

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Activevoice
Jun 04, 2016

This is an interesting series based on the a fictional life of the writer Josephine Tey of "Daughter of Time" Fame . The FVL system doesn't have the first in the series but this novel isn't dependent on following the series. The novel provides an interesting insight into 1930's BBC, London, and Upson's writing is heavily influenced by P D James (a friend).

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