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The Distant Dead

(2021)
(The eighth book in the Detective's Daughter series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

London, 1940
A woman lies dead in a bombed-out house. It looks like she's another tragic casualty of the Blitz, until police pathologist Aleck Northcote proves she was strangled and placed at the scene. But Northcote himself has something to hide. And when his past catches up with him, he too is murdered.

Tewkesbury, 2020
Beneath the vast stone arches of Tewkesbury Abbey, a man has been fatally stabbed. He is Roddy March, an investigative journalist for a podcast series uncovering miscarriages of justice. He was looking into the murder of police pathologist Dr Aleck Northcote – and was certain he had uncovered Northcote's real killer.

Stella Darnell used to run a detective agency alongside her cleaning business. She's moved to Tewkesbury to escape from death, not to court it – but Roddy died in her arms and, Stella is someone impelled to root out evil when she finds it. Now she is determined to hunt down Roddy's killer – but then she finds another body...

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

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


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Hardback Editions

May 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Distant Dead: 8 (The Detective's Daughter)
Author(s): Lesley Thomson
ISBN: 1-78854-975-9 / 978-1-78854-975-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

October 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Distant Dead: 8 (The Detective's Daughter)
Author(s): Lesley Thomson
ISBN: 1-78854-977-5 / 978-1-78854-977-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Distant Dead
Author(s): Lesley Thomson
ISBN: 1-78854-976-7 / 978-1-78854-976-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus GB
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Distant Dead (The Detective's Daughter Book 8)
Author(s): Lesley Thomson
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU