Remembered as the author of The Daughter of Time—voted the greatest mystery novel of all time by Britain's Crime Writers' Association—Josephine Tey becomes a sleuth herself in Nicola Upson's "psychologically compelling" mystery series (Sunday Times, London). In this third novel in the series, set in 1930s Britain, Josephine undertakes a book about the notorious Finchley baby killers Amelia Sach and Annie Walters, hanged 30 years earlier. She does not yet realize that her research will prove essential for solving the sadistic murder of a young seamstress in her own time. The girl's death seems to be the result of a long-standing domestic feud, but Josephine's friend, Inspector Archie Penrose, is unconvinced; and when a second young woman is involved in an horrific accident soon afterwards, the search begins for a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to keep the past buried.
"With a well-made plot and a fascinating cast of female characters, this is an assured addition to an excellent series."—Guardian (London)