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Lesley Thomson

UK flag (b.1958)

Lesley Thomson grew up in London. She went to Holland Park School and the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. Her novel A Kind of Vanishing won The People's Book Prize in 2010. The Detective's Daughter is a number one bestseller and Sainsbury's ebook for 2014. Ghost Girl, the second in the The Detective's Daughter series came out in April 2014 and went to number one in Sainsbury's e-chart and is another bestseller. The Detective's Secret is out in April 2015. The Runaway, an ebook short about Stella Darnell (the detective's daughter) is out in June 2015.

Lesley lives in Sussex with her partner and is working on the fourth in the series featuring Stella Darnell.

Genres: Mystery
Detective's Daughter
   1. The Detective's Daughter (2013)
   2. Ghost Girl (2014)
   3. The Detective's Secret (2015)
   The Runaway (2015)
   4. The House With No Rooms (2016)
   5. The Dog Walker (2017)
   6. The Death Chamber (2018)
   7. The Playground Murders (2019)
   8. The Distant Dead (2021)
   9. The Mystery of Yew Tree House (2023)
   Seven Miles from Sydney (1987)
   A Kind of Vanishing (2007)
   Death of a Mermaid (2020)
   The Companion (2022)
Lesley Thomson recommends
Arrowood and the Thames Corpses (2020)
(Arrowood Mystery, book 3)
Mick Finlay
"Mick Finlay’s richly told story evokes the bustling all-encompassing worlds of CJ Samson and Charles Dickens. I loved it."
In the Blood (2018)
Ruth Mancini
"This creeping disquieting story, complete with a bitter courtroom drama and strong female protagonist, had me guessing until the rollercoaster end. A thoroughly satisfying addition to the genre."
Play Dead for Me (2018)
Too Close to Breathe

(Frankie Sheehan, book 1)
Olivia Kiernan
"Olivia Kiernan is a fabulous new voice on the crime-writing scene. Absorbing, touching and scary, this is a treat of a read."
The American (2015)
(Leone Scamarcio, book 2)
Nadia Dalbuono
"Disquieting and illuminating...an utterly absorbing read."

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