The Distant Dead - The Detective's Daughter (Hardback)
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The Distant Dead - The Detective's Daughter (Hardback)

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A woman lies dead in a bombed-out house. A tragic casualty of the Blitz? Or something more sinister? Sixty years later, the detective's daughter unearths the truth... From the number 1 bestselling author of The Detective's Daughter.

LONDON, 1940

Several neighbours heard the scream of the woman in the bombed-out house. One told the detective she thought the lady had seen a mouse. Another said it wasn't his business what went on behind closed doors. None of them imagined that a trusting young woman was being strangled by her lover.

TEWKESBURY, 2020

Beneath the vast stone arches of Tewkesbury Abbey, a man lies bleeding, close to death. He is the creator of a true-crime podcast which now will never air. He was investigating the murder of a 1940s police pathologist - had he come closer to the truth than he realised?

Stella Darnell has moved to Tewkesbury to escape from death, not to court it. But when this man dies in her arms, Stella, impelled to root out evil when she finds it, becomes determined to hunt down his killer and to bring the secrets he was searching for into the light...

Praise for The Detective's Daughter series:

'Lesley Thomson gets better and better' Ian Rankin

'Cunningly plotted' Mick Herron

'One of the most original characters in British crime fiction... Thomson's plots are original and she draws her characters with genuine affection' Sunday Times

'In the best traditions of the classic whodunnit, this is Midsomer Murders for grown-ups' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

'Gloriously well-written... Thomson creates a rich and sinister world that is utterly unique' William Shaw

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781788549752
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is her best novel to date; it is not only a complex mystery, full of strange characters - many of whom meet at a talking-shop called the Death Cafe - but also a sensitive exploration of grief' * The Times *
'The Distant Dead is a little different from others in this absorbing series, but in many respects it's just the same - as well as those characters, and plenty of sinister atmosphere, it's a cracking good read, with plenty of twists and turns.The Detective's Daughter gets better and better - and I'm sure she'll be back!' * Promoting Crime Fiction *
PRAISE FOR LESLEY THOMSON:
'One of the most original characters in British crime fiction... Thomson's plots are original and she draws her characters with genuine affection' Sunday Times.
'In the best traditions of the classic whodunnit, this is Midsomer Murders for grown-ups' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express.
'Lesley Thomson gets better and better' Ian Rankin.
'A clever mystery plot... Its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable' Literary Review.
'Gloriously well-written... Thomson creates a rich and sinister world that is utterly unique' -- William Shaw

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“Intricately Woven Mystery!”

What a fantastic addition to this great series!

During the bombing in London, 1940, a scream is heard coming from a derelict house, but no-one paid much notice. However, a young woman's body is found, strangled.... More

Paperback edition
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“Another intriguing case for Stella Darnell”

‘The Distant Dead’ is the eighth book in the bestselling series featuring the part time cleaner and part time detective Stella Darnell. I haven’t quite caught up with every book in the series but I am getting there.... More

Hardback edition
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“A fun enjoyable read”

Detectives Daughter #8

Stella Darnell is in Tewkesbury having some time away from her company Clean Slate and detecting with Jack Harmon. However, a murder in the Abbey draws her into s complex investigation which... More

Paperback edition
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