Summer, 1936: Josephine Tey joins her friends in the resort village of Portmeirion to celebrate her 40th birthday. Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are there to sign a deal to film Josephine's novel, A Shilling for Candles, and Alfred Hitchcock has one or two tricks up his sleeve to keep the holiday party entertained-and expose their deepest fears. But things get out of hand when one of Hollywood's leading actresses is brutally slashed to death in a cemetery near the village. The following day, fear and suspicion take over in a setting where nothing-and no one-is quite what it seems.
©2013 Nicola Upson (P)2014 Tantor
"Excellent. . . . Upson upsets [listeners'] expectations with a surprise that keeps the suspense high to the satisfying conclusion." (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)
love traditional British mysteries 19 th century to MID 20th
I have enjoyed the books in the series but the crimes seem to become more and more gruesome!
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.