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Head of Zeus
The House With No Rooms
The House With No Rooms by Lesley Thomson
 The Detective's Daughter, 4

A woman lies dead on the ground. A girl watches from the shadows. What did she really see?

The summer of 1976 was the hottest in living memory. A lost little girl, dizzied by the head, stumbled upon a deserted museum. She thought she saw a woman lying dead on the ground. But when she opened her eyes, the woman had gone.

Forty years later, cleaner and detective Stella Darnell is investigating a suspected murder in the Botanical Gardens at Kew. Working methodically, stain by stain, she is drawn into an obsessive world, and towards a killer who has never been caught...

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
21 Apr 2016 * 400pp * £20 * 9781784972219
'A prime example of complex storytelling on a grand scale and a great way to kickstart the month ... an intricate story that stealthily holds your attention throughout towards a thrilling and gripping finale'
Bookshelf Butterfly
'n atmospheric and sinister crime thriller with an agreeably complex tale of murder in an iconic London setting, 4/5'
The Curious Ginger Cat
'eautifully crafted, thoughtful ... The denouement is both shocking and satisfying ... This is yet another unsettling, accomplished book by a writer at the top of her game and is highly recommended, 10/10'
'A classic mystery with various red herrings and a surprising but totally fair twist at the end. Readers – pay attention! Highly recommended'
Promoting Crime
'These books are very enjoyable and I thoroughly recommend them'
New Books Magazine
'Entertaining ... The twists, turns and revelations of clues and links are deftly handled into an exciting tale. Her use of a cleaning detective and a side-kick with such percipience is inspired'
Crime Review
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Lesley Thomson
Lesley Thomson
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 resulting series has sold over 750,000 copies. Lesley divides her time between Sussex and Gloucestershire. She lives with her partner and her dog. Visit her website at
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