The Detective's Daughter

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 134 ratings

The Detective's Daughter Summary

Summer, 1981: The body of Kate Rokesmith is found by the River Thames in London. Her four-year-old son is wandering nearby, traumatised and mute.

Detective Inspector Darnell cancels yet another trip he had promised his daughter Stella and heads for the scene of the crime. The murder is never solved.

Winter, 2011: It's another busy day at the Clean Slate office. Owner and head cleaner Stella Darnell is annoyed to have her routine interrupted by the news that her father has died of a heart attack.

Dutifully sorting his belongings, she finds the case papers for the Kate Rokesmith murder gathering dust in his attic. Stella cannot resist the lure of bringing order to chaos. Red pen in hand, she determines to find the killer....

©2013 Lesley Thomson (P)2014 Audible Studios
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • The Detective's Daughter

    • By: Lesley Thomson
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Summer, 1981: The body of Kate Rokesmith is found by the River Thames in London. Her four-year-old son is wandering nearby, traumatised and mute. Detective Inspector Darnell cancels yet another trip he had promised his daughter Stella and heads for the scene of the crime. The murder is never solved. Winter, 2011: It's another busy day at the Clean Slate office. Owner and head cleaner Stella Darnell is annoyed to have her routine interrupted by the news that her father has died of a heart attack.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Zzzz

    • By violet3violet on 18-10-16

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 2

    • Ghost Girl

    • By: Lesley Thomson
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Stella Darnell’s father died a year ago, but she has not moved on. He was Chief Superintendent at Hammersmith police station, and cleaning his house, Stella discovers a folder of photographs in his darkroom. The oldest photograph is dated 1966; to the very day the Moors Murderers were sent to prison for life. As Stella inches closer to the truth, the events of that day begin to haunt her too...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By MEM on 29-06-14

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 3

    • The Detective's Secret

    • By: Lesley Thomson
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    October 1987: As a hurricane sweeps through Britain, a man's body slowly rots, locked inside an old water tower in west London. He carries no identification and fits no missing person's description. His corpse is never claimed. October 2013: The month of the great storm of St Jude. A man dies beneath a late-night Piccadilly line train. His brother insists he was murdered, but Jack, a train driver, is sure it was suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Characters and Story

    • By VAL on 24-07-15

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 4

    • The House With No Rooms

    • Detective's Daughter, Book 4
    • By: Lesley Thomson
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The summer of 1976 was the hottest in living memory. In the Botanical Gardens at Kew, a lost little girl, dizzied by the heat, thought she saw a woman lying dead on the ground. But when she opened her eyes, the woman had gone. Forty years later, Stella Darnell, the detective's daughter, is investigating a chilling new case. What she uncovers will draw her into the obsessive world of botany and towards an unsolved murder that has lain dormant for decades....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Disjointed

    • By Meg Plummer on 28-11-17

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 5

    The Dog Walker cover art
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.

    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.