Death Under a Little Sky - Jake Jackson Book 1 (Paperback)
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Death Under a Little Sky - Jake Jackson Book 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 29/02/2024
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Waterstones Says

A village treasure hunt turns deadly in the gripping crime debut from the renowned journalist and editor, as London detective Jake Jackson discovers that murder lurks even in the most idyllic English locations.

Winner of the CrimeFest Debut Crime Novel Award 2024

The stunningly written, evocative new debut crime thriller you won’t want to miss!

A detective ready for a new life
Jake Jackson, high-flying ex-city detective, inherits a rural retreat from his reclusive uncle. It’s the perfect chance to start anew.

A death that disrupts everything
But then the local annual treasure hunt spirals into terror when a young woman’s bones are discovered. Suddenly, Jake is back to being a detective, as he tries to unearth a dangerous killer in this most unlikely of settings.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008517052
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Tense but patient, fast but thoughtful, and twisty but substantial – this is a truly excellent debut, and I want the next installment now’ Lee Child ‘I LOVED this. I found it totally immersive, and couldn’t wait to squeeze some time from my day to return to it. The writing is very classy and the conclusion came as a surprise, which is always a treat’ Ann Cleeves ‘Gloriously atmospheric and masterfully plotted with such a strong sense of place, this is a huge treat for crime fiction lovers. I can’t wait for the next instalment!’ Lucy Foley ‘Stylish…a more than promising debut’ The Times ‘Stylishly written by a skilled wordsmith, and an absorbing tale’ Sun ‘A vivid, atmospheric debut’ Daily Mail ‘A cosy crime read with an appealing protagonist’ Guardian ‘A pitch-perfect blend of psychological thriller and classic detective fiction, rich with smart plotting and characters so real we feel we know them’ Jeffery Deaver ‘Brilliant, gripping, fantastic … I can’t put it down’ Chris Evans ‘An atmospheric, often meditative, and beautifully written crime novel’ Vaseem Khan ‘An outstanding debut’ Jeffrey Archer ‘With his awkward but likeable hero, a compelling relationship between Jake and Livia, and the skillfully realized setting, Abell’s new career in crime fiction is off to a promising start’ Daily Mirror ‘A joyful dive into the detective genre…I was charmed and engrossed’ Observer ‘A tense and twisty crime thriller’ iPaper ‘A deep, searching novel, as preoccupied with human nature and ordinary evil as it is with detection’ A. J. Finn, author The Woman in the Window ‘A brilliant debut. Perfect to get lost with next to the fireside’ Dermot O’Leary ‘A truly clever, deeply unsettling and beautifully written mystery’ Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End ‘Mesmerizing prose…and a devilishly constructed plot’ PW starred review

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“This Sky Has No Limit and is Soaring High!”

An innovative and highly absorbing take on the classic country murder mystery but told with a freshness and a tantalizing plot that had me completely hooked and loving every minute of it. Death Under A Little Sky... More

Hardback edition
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“An atmospheric page-turner”

When former policeman Jake unexpectedly inherits a property from his estranged uncle, he thinks he is escaping his demons to a quiet, rural life. Before he knows it, he is embroiled in a cold case, which pulls on his... More

Hardback edition
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“Quirky and engaging.”

I loved the writing in this novel especially with regards to the setting, so beautifully described it puts you right there. The characters are uniquely engaging and the mystery is compelling and unpredictable.

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