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To the Lions

(2019)
(The first book in the Casey Benedict series)
A novel by

 
 
WINNER OF THE 2019 CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZE
CHOSEN AS A TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH AND GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR

'A dark trail of murder, political corruption and lies' i



A journalist must follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her.


Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, has infiltrated the lives and exposed the lies of countless politicians and power players. Using her network of contacts, Casey is always on the search for the next big story, no matter how much danger this might place her in, no matter what cost emotionally.

Tipped off by an overheard conversation at an exclusive London nightclub, she begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy young British man, whose death has left his fiancée and family devastated.

Casey's determined hunt for the truth will take her from the glitz of St-Tropez to the deserts of Libya and on to the very darkest corners of the human mind.

'Sensational! I loved it. Superbly plotted, and what a brilliant series lead!'
Clare Mackintosh

The Dead Line, the second in the Casey Benedict series, publishes in April 2020 and is available for pre-order now

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Tightly plotted, frighteningly plausible and packed with insider-knowledge, To the Lions is an astonishing debut. Holly Watt has written something really special." - M W Craven

"A globe-trotting tale of investigative journalism that crackles with the energy of peak James Ellroy." - Mark Edwards

"Astonishing. It made me question the value we put on human life and consider what it means to be human. Utterly unforgettable." - Emma Flint

"Sensational! I loved it. Superbly plotted... A sure hit." - Clare Mackintosh

"Completely riveting. A breath-holding roller coaster of a read, which opens doors and windows into the way the world is that are genuinely shocking." - Manda Scott


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Used availability for Holly Watt's To the Lions

Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: To the Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Watt
ISBN: 1-5247-4545-6 / 978-1-5247-4545-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: To The Lions: Winner of the 2019 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
Author(s): Holly Watt
ISBN: 1-5266-0207-5 / 978-1-5266-0207-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: To The Lions: Winner of the 2019 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
Author(s): Holly Watt
ISBN: 1-5266-0211-3 / 978-1-5266-0211-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: To The Lions: Winner of the 2019 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
Author(s): Holly Watt
ISBN: 1-5266-0210-5 / 978-1-5266-0210-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: To the Lions
Author(s): Holly Watt
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: To the Lions
Author(s): Holly Watt
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: To the Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Watt
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: To the Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Watt
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: To the Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Watt
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: To The Lions: Winner of the 2019 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
Author(s): Holly Watt
Publisher: Raven Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU