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Head of Zeus
The Detective's Secret
The Detective's Secret Lesley Thomson
 The Detective's Daughter, 3

They will learn the city's secrets. They will learn who plans to kill...

A man has jumped in front of a late night train. Stella Darnell, a cleaner who solves crimes, suspects it's murder. Now she's stirring up the past with questions that no one wants to answer.

Jack Harmon, a driver on the Tube, has a new home at the top of an old water tower, with a perfect bird's eye view of London. If he watches through binoculars, he will learn the city's secrets. He will learn who plans to kill...

THE DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER SERIES:
The Detective's Daughter.
Ghost Girl.
The Detective's Secret.
The House With No Rooms.
The Dog Walker.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
09 Apr 2015 * 368pp * £14.99 * 9781784082628
REVIEWS
'A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot'
The Sunday Times
'A clever mystery plot ... its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable'
Literary Review
'A wonderfully eerie London setting and a suitably chilling plot ... Lesley Thomson is now firmly established as one of our leading crime writers'
Elly Griffiths
'It cracks along at a nifty pace, throwing surprises up along the way, and builds to a pulsating finale ... a satisfying plot full of twists and turns that keep you eager to discover more'
The Moustachioed Reader
'With hints of the supernatural and several sneaky red herrings laid in your path to trip you up, this sinister and murderous tale gradually creeps under your skin. Jack and Stella are complex individuals, and as far away from your generic detective as you can possibly get'
LoveReading
'The characters are well-defined, and both Stella and Jack would appear to display classic OCD elements, making them excellent candidates for both cleaning and detective work ... addictive story line'
Best Selling Crime Thrillers
'A very good mystery ... Even without the Ripper, these surroundings exude menace, a feeling that will grip you until the very impressive end'
Suspense Magazine
'As this intriguing plot moves from the 1980s to the present day the reader is treated to haunting descriptions of London, a cast of fascinating characters, and an eerie tale of how the past can wait to impact on the present'
Good Book Guide
'Lesley Thomson's accidental detective Stella is back in this creepy thriller'
Diva
ALSO IN THE SERIES
The Runaway
The Detective's Daughter
Ghost Girl
The House With No Rooms
The Dog Walker
The Death Chamber
The Playground Murders
The Distant Dead
Author
Lesley Thomson
Lesley Thomson
Lesley Thomson is the author of the Detective's Daughter series of West London-set mysteries featuring private investigators Stella, a cleaner, and Jack, a tube driver. The first novel, The Detective's Daughter, became an ebook phenomenon in 2013, staying at number 1 in the digital charts for 3 months. Since then, the series has gone on to sell 800,000 copies worldwide. Lesley is an active member of the UK crimewriting community, and appeared at several crime festivals in 2019, including CrimeFest, Harrogate, Morecambe & Vice and Capital Crime. She lives in Lewes with her partner and her dog. visit her website at lesleythomson.co.uk
ALSO BY Lesley Thomson
The Runaway
Death of a Mermaid
The Detective's Daughter
Ghost Girl
The House With No Rooms
The Dog Walker
The Death Chamber
The Playground Murders
The Distant Dead
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