The Death of Lucy Kyte

The Death of Lucy Kyte

A Josephine Tey Mystery

Book - 2014
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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.

Publisher: New York :, Bourbon Street Books,, c2014, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062195456
Branch Call Number: MYS Upso
Characteristics: 346 p


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May 30, 2018

Quite relentlessly bleak. Less of a mystery than a .. period piece of pathos. Well written.

Nov 26, 2016

The fifth book in the Josephine Tey series

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