Lesley Thomson at Lewes Speakers' Festival


Author of the prize-winning debut, A Kind of Vanishing,  Lesley Thomson, will be discussing her work and her latest novel with Lisa Holloway.

The House With No Rooms is the latest in the bestselling Detective’s Daughter series. We rejoin Stella Darnell, the Detective’s Daughter, as she investigates a decades-old mystery in Kew Gardens. 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…

Lesley Thomson is from Lewes. Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People’s Book Prize in 2010. Her second novel, The Detective’s Daughter, was a Number 1 bestseller and sold over 500,000 copies.