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The Death Chamber

(The sixth book in the Detective's Daughter series)
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From the number one bestseller of The Detective's Daughter.

For forty years, someone has got away with murder...

Forty years ago, seventeen-year-old Cassie Baker took a shortcut home from a small Cotswolds village, and was never seen again.

Twenty years later, Cotswolds police found Cassie's remains while searching for another missing teenager, Bryony Motson. Bryony's body was never found.

Now Stella Darnell, cleaner and private detective, has decided to find out what happened to Bryony. She knows her investigation will be dangerous. Because, for too long, someone has got away with murder. Someone who will do anything to keep it that way...


'In the best traditions of the classic whodunnit, this is Midsomer Murders for grown-ups' Jake Kerridge, SUNDAY EXPRESS.

'Lesley Thomson is a class above' IAN RANKIN.

'Stella Darnell is one of the most original characters in British crime fiction' Joan Smith, SUNDAY TIMES.

'A wonderfully eerie setting, unique characters and a chilling plot' ELLY GRIFFITHS.

'Clever, credible and memorable' LITERARY REVIEW.

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

Genre: Mystery

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"Lesley Thomson is a class above." - Ian Rankin

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