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NICOLA UPSON In Person With Paul

May 13, 2022
Crime Time FM
NICOLA UPSON In Person With Paul
Show Notes

NICOLA UPSON chats to Paul Burke about DEAR LITTLE CORPSES, Josephine Tey, Margery Allingham, WWII, Golden Age crime, the Hitchcocks and Gielguds, not so cosy emotions and the fun of writing.

DEAR LITTLE CORPSES: It takes a village to bury a child.
1 September, 1939. As the mass evacuation takes place across Britain, thousands of children leave London for the countryside, but when a little girl vanishes without trace, the reality of separation becomes more desperate and more deadly for those who love her.
In the chaos and uncertainty of war, Josephine struggles with the prospect of change. As a cloud of suspicion falls across the small Suffolk village she has come to love, the conflict becomes personal, and events take a dark and sinister turn.

NICOLA UPSON's debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey, who - along with Agatha Christie - was one of the masters of Britain's Golden Age of crime writing. She was shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger in 2018 for Nine Lessons and longlisted in 2021 for The Dead of Winter.

Recommendations:
JOSEPHINE TEY'S CRIME NOVELS
CHRISTIANNA BRAND GREEN FOR DANGER
NOEL STREATFEILD SAPLINGS
MOLLY PANTER-DOWNES ONE FINE DAY

Produced by Junkyard Dog
Music courtesy of Southgate and Leigh
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Paul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network.