Lesley Thomson's first crime novel A Kind of Vanishing won The People's Book Prize in 2010. The Detective's Daughter is a #1 bestseller and Sainsbury's ebook 2014. The series has sold over 800k copies. Ghost Girl, second in The Detective's Daughter series (2014) was #1 in Sainsbury's e-chart. Series order, The Detective's Secret (2015), The Runaway, (e-book short about Stella Darnell, the detective's daughter) 2015. The House with No Rooms 2016. The Dog Walker 2017. The Death Chamber 2018. The Playground Murders 2019 and The Distant Dead out 6th May 2021. Death of a Mermaid, a standalone novel set in the fishing port of Newhaven, UK (May 2020) features three women, Freddy Power, a mobile fishmonger, Mags, a librarian and Toni a shoplifting police detective. 'Deeply Impressive' The Times. 'Lesley Thomson gets better and better' Ian Rankin A Londoner, Lesley lives in Sussex with her partner and their dog Alfred. Lesley is writing The Distant Dead, #8 in the Detective's Daughter series. In these Covid-19 times, I want to write stories that absorb readers as I myself rely on page turning fiction to keep up my spirits. I'm supporting the brave staff of our precious NHS, care-workers and all those on the front line who are supporting us. (Main author photo - Melanie Lockett).Read more Read less
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