The Mystery of Yew Tree House : The gripping, must-read psychological procedural set during WWII for fans of Elly Griffiths


by Thomson, Lesley | Historical mysteries
Published 11/04/2024 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Head of Zeus — an Aries Book) in the United Kingdom as part of the The Detective’s Daughter series
Paperback | 320 pages

ISBN: 9781804546185 Category:


A TIMES 2023 CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR’Lesley Thomson at her considerable best – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll never guess.’ ELLY GRIFFITHS’Always a treat reading Lesley Thomson.’ IAN RANKINEIGHTY YEARS OF SECRETS.

1940. At Yew Tree House, recently widowed Adelaide Stride is raising her two daughters alone – but it’s not just the threat of German invasion that keeps her up at night. She is surrounded by enemies posingas allies and, while war rages, she grows sure that something terrible is about to happen.


2023. Soon after Stella Darnell begins her holiday at Yew Tree House, a skeleton is found in a pillbox atthe bottom of the garden. The bullet hole in the skull tells her that the person was murdered.

This triggers the unravelling of a mystery eighty years in the making. Stella will learn that Adelaide was right to worry – the fighting might have been happening abroad, but the true enemy was always much closer to home…

A unique take on the traditional murder mystery from critically acclaimed author, Lesley Thomson, for fans of Elly Griffiths, Val McDermid and Mari Hannah.

‘Fiercely unique, it’s a whodunnit on an epic scale.’ SUN’Thomson has created a complex mystery full of psychological suspense, worthy of Barbara Vine. She makes you feel the presence of evil.’ THE TIMES’Elegant and spooky… A gripping demonstration that the past is never really the past.’ MAIL ON SUNDAYPraise for The Detective’s Daughter series:’Cunningly plotted.’ Mick Herron ‘One of the most original characters in British crime fiction.’ Sunday Times

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