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Head of Zeus
The Death Chamber
The Death Chamber by Lesley Thomson
 The Detective's Daughter, 6

From the number one bestseller of The Detective's Daughter.

For forty years, someone has got away with murder...

Forty years ago, seventeen-year-old Cassie Baker took a shortcut home from a small Cotswolds village, and was never seen again.

Twenty years later, Cotswolds police found Cassie's remains while searching for another missing teenager, Bryony Motson. Bryony's body was never found.

Now Stella Darnell, cleaner and private detective, has decided to find out what happened to Bryony. She knows her investigation will be dangerous. Because, for too long, someone has got away with murder. Someone who will do anything to keep it that way...


'In the best traditions of the classic whodunnit, this is Midsomer Murders for grown-ups' Jake Kerridge, SUNDAY EXPRESS.

'Lesley Thomson is a class above' IAN RANKIN.

'Stella Darnell is one of the most original characters in British crime fiction' Joan Smith, SUNDAY TIMES.

'A wonderfully eerie setting, unique characters and a chilling plot' ELLY GRIFFITHS.

'Clever, credible and memorable' LITERARY REVIEW.

'Gloriously well-written... Thomson creates a rich and sinister world that is utterly unique' WILLIAM SHAW.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
04 Oct 2018 * 448pp * £7.99 * 9781786697226
If you think How Clean is Your House? would be improved by the addition of a dead body or two, Lesley Thomson's series is for you... In the best traditions of the classic whodunnit, this is Midsomer Murders for grown-ups'
Sunday Express
'A well told story, craftily plotted and with likeable characters, with interesting personal stories. Very appealing'
Nudge Book
'Page turning stuff'
Viva Lewes
Stella Darnell is [...] 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
'Absolutely brilliant. I love the Detective's Daughter books'
Janey Godley
'Stella Darnell is without doubt one of the most orginial characters in British crime fiction'
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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