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The Detective's Secret
08 Oct 2015 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781781857717

Stella Darnell, the Detective's Daughter, investigates a twenty-year-old unsolved murder.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 480 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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The Detective's SecretThe Detective's Daughter, 3by Lesley Thomson

Stella was the Detective's Daughter. Now she's solving cases of her own.

A man has died under a late night train and Stella Darnell suspects it's murder. Now she's stirring up the past with questions that lead to an unsolved case from twenty years ago.

Her friend Jack Harmon has promised to help. From his new home at the top of an old water tower, he has a perfect bird's eye view of west London.

If he watches through binoculars he will learn who has secrets. He will learn who plans to kill. But up there, in the silence, Jack and Stella won't see the danger until it's too late...

The Detective's Daughter.
Ghost Girl.
The Detective's Secret.

Lesley Thomson grew up in west London. Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People's Book Prize in 2010. Her second novel, The Detective's Daughter, was a #1 bestseller and the resulting series has sold over 750,000 copies. Lesley divides her time between Sussex and Gloucestershire. She lives with her partner and her dog. Visit her website at

The Detective's Daughter sold 500,000 ebooks.

The Detective's Daughter was a #1 bestseller, spending 2 months in the ebook charts.

'Lesley Thomson is a class above' IAN RANKIN.

MARKET: Kate Atkinson; Belinda Bauer.

'A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot' The Sunday Times

A clever mystery plot... its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable' Literary Review

A wonderfully eerie London setting and a suitably chilling plot... Lesley Thomson is now firmly established as one of our leading crime writers' Elly Griffiths

It cracks along at a nifty pace, throwing surprises up along the way, and builds to a pulsating finale... a satisfying plot full of twists and turns that keep you eager to discover more' The Moustachioed Reader

'With hints of the supernatural and several sneaky red herrings laid in your path to trip you up, this sinister and murderous tale gradually creeps under your skin. Jack and Stella are complex individuals, and as far away from your generic detective as you can possibly get' LoveReading

The characters are well-defined, and both Stella and Jack would appear to display classic OCD elements, making them excellent candidates for both cleaning and detective work... addictive story line' Bestselling Crime Thrillers

A very good mystery... Even without the Ripper, these surroundings exude menace, a feeling that will grip you until the very impressive end' Suspense Magazine

'As this intriguing plot moves from the 1980s to the present day the reader is treated to haunting descriptions of London, a cast of fascinating characters, and an eerie tale of how the past can wait to impact on the present' Good Book Guide

'Lesley Thomson's accidental detective Stella is back in this creepy thriller' Diva.

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