*** THE NO.4 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ***’This dazzlingly clever cosy crime novel completely trumps Richard Osman’ – SUNDAY TIMES’Witty, clever and completely addictive’ – MAIL ON SUNDAY’Agatha Christie for the 21st century’ – THE TIMES________________________________________ONE MURDER.

FIFTEEN SUSPECTS. CAN YOU UNCOVER THE TRUTH?There is a mystery to solve in the sleepy town of Lower Lockwood.

It starts with the arrival of two secretive newcomers, and ends with a tragic death.

Roderick Tanner QC has assigned law students Charlotte and Femi to the case.

Someone has already been sent to prison for murder, but he suspects that they are innocent. And that far darker secrets have yet to be revealed… Throughout the amateur dramatics society’s disastrous staging of All My Sons and the shady charity appeal for a little girl’s medical treatment, the murderer hid in plain sight.

The evidence is all there, waiting to be found. But will Charlotte and Femi solve the case? Will you?The standout debut thriller of 2021 that delivers multiple brilliant twists, and will change the way you think about the modern crime novel. ***


The Appeal by Janice Hallett