The Distant Dead
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Cleaner-turned-detective Stella Darnell connects a murder in Tewkesbury Abbey to a decades-old mystery in wartime London. From the number 1 bestselling author of The Detective's Daughter.

About the Author

Lesley Thomson is the author of the Detective's Daughter series of West London-set mysteries featuring private investigators Stella, a cleaner, and Jack, a tube driver. The first novel, The Detective's Daughter, became an ebook phenomenon in 2013, staying at number 1 in the digital charts for 3 months. Since then, the series has gone on to sell 800,000 copies worldwide. Lesley is an active member of the UK crimewriting community, and appeared at several crime festivals in 2019, including CrimeFest, Harrogate, Morecambe & Vice and Capital Crime. She lives in Lewes with her partner and her dog. visit her website at lesleythomson.co.uk

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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