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The house with no rooms
Lesley Thomson
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Head of Zeus
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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...

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LesleyThomson grew up in west London. Her first novel,A Kind ofVanishing, won the People's Book Prize in 2010. Her second novel,The Detective's Daughter, was a #1 bestseller and the series has sold over 750,000 copies.Visit her website at

'This is a beautifully crafted, thoughtful murder mystery, with a denouement both shocking and satisfying ... Yet another unsettling, accomplished book by a writer at the top of her game' Sarah Higbee.

'A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot' The Sunday Times.

'A prime example of complex storytelling on a grand scale ... an intricate story that stealthily holds your attention throughout towards a thrilling and gripping finale' Bookshelf Butterfly.

'An atmospheric and sinister crime thriller with an agreeably complex tale of murder in an iconic London setting' 4/5, The Curious Ginger Cat.

'A classic mystery with various red herrings and a surprising but totally fair twist at the end. Readers - pay attention! Highly recommended' Promoting Crime.

'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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