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Head of Zeus
The Playground Murders
The Playground Murders: the gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times Crime Club pick Lesley Thomson
 The Detective's Daughter, 7

'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.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
04 Apr 2019 * 448pp * £2.99 * 9781786697233
REVIEWS
'As compelling as its predecessors ... A white-knuckle read'
The Tablet
'This is a dark complex novel with many twists and turns that will keep you turning the page ... It's a story of jealousy, betrayal and menace where no one remains unscathed'
Mystery People
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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
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