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The Playground Murders (#7 Detective's Daughter)

Lesley Thomson

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HARPER360
01 December 2019
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery
When a woman is found dead, and the killer is linked to the murder of a little girl in 1980, Stella is the woman for the case. But dredging up the past can be dangerous...

'A class above' IAN RANKIN.

Forty years ago, in the dark of the playground, two children's lives were changed for ever.

The case of six-year-old Sarah Ferris, killed in an empty playground, haunted Hammersmith police for decades. Not just because the victim would never see her seventh birthday. But because solving the case meant arresting another child on suspicion of Sarah's murder. Now, forty years later, cleaner-turned-detective Stella Darnell has unearthed new information about Sarah and her killer. As Stella pieces together the truth about what happened all those years ago, she is drawn into a story of jealousy, betrayal and the end of innocence. A story that has not yet reached its end...

'One of the most original characters in British crime fiction' SUNDAY TIMES . 'Thomson creates a rich and sinister world that is utterly unique ... Gloriously well-written' WILLIAM SHAW.
By:   Lesley Thomson
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   7
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781786697264
ISBN 10:   1786697262
Series:   The Detective's Daughter
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 series has sold over 750,000 copies. Visit her website at lesleythomson.co.uk.

Reviews for The Playground Murders (#7 Detective's Daughter)

PRAISE FOR THE DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER SERIES: 'One of the most original characters in British crime fiction ... Thomson's plots are original and she draws her characters with genuine affection' Sunday Times. 'In the best traditions of the classic whodunnit, this is Midsomer Murders for grown-ups' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express. 'A clever mystery plot ... Its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable' Literary Review. 'A wonderfully eerie London setting and a chilling plot ... Lesley Thomson is one of our leading crime writers' Elly Griffiths. 'Gloriously well-written ... Thomson creates a rich and sinister world that is utterly unique' William Shaw.


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