Fear in the sunlight
Nicola Upson blends biography and fiction, excitement and menace, and a touch of Alfred Hitchcock in Fear in the Sunlight, a mystery starring real-life writer Josephine Tey.
Summer, 1936: Josephine Tey joins her friends in the resort village of Portmeirion to celebrate her fortieth 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.
Based in part on the life of Josephine Tey—one of the most popular, best-loved crime writers of the Golden Age, Nicola Upson’s Fear in the Sunlight features legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock as a prominent character—and features the classic suspense and psychological tension that fans of Hitchcock films love.
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|Grouping Title||fear in the sunlight|
|Grouping Author||upson nicola|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-12-12 04:43:39AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-12 04:44:42AM|
|display_description||It's summer, 1936. The writer, Josephine Tey, joins her friends in the holiday village of Portmeirion to celebrate her fortieth birthday. Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are there to sign a deal to film Josephine's novel, "A Shilling for Candles", and Hitchcock has one or two tricks up his sleeve to keep the holiday party entertained.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|series||Josephine Tey mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Josephine Tey mysteries|4|
|subject_facet||Hitchcock, Alfred, -- 1899-1980 -- Fiction|
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Tey, Josephine, -- 1896 or 1897-1952 -- Fiction
|title_display||Fear in the sunlight|
|title_full||Fear in the Sunlight|
Fear in the sunlight / Nicola Upson
|title_short||Fear in the sunlight|